Hi - My partner has OC (stage 4) and we are going through 2nd Line chemo after a remission of about 9 months last time.
We were originally told we that were getting Avastin this time round; then, due to admin malfunction, that we weren't. When they thought they couldn't get the drug, docs told my partner that Avastin was not that effective and, that the side effects were awful.
Now there's been another about-turn, and we are being offered the drug, The problem is that earlier scare tactics have worked, and my partner is now terrified about the side effects, in addition to the fact that it would have to be taken long term with limited gains.
My feeling is that the potential side affects are far less than the Gem/carbo that she's currently taking, and that the benefits make it worth trying. However, it's not me who has to take it - and so I was wondering whether anyone had any positive first hand experience of Avastin; either in terms of side effects or benefits that could allay her fears?