Chemotherapy: Alimta & Avastin Nearly Killed Me

Language: English

Avastin belongs to the group of chemo-agents called the “Smart Bomb” or targeted drug. It is expensive and come with scary side effects. It is used with conventional chemo-drug for metastatic colorectal, non-small cell lung cancer, metastatic kidney cancer and glioblastoma (brain cancer).

Alimta is used in combination with conventional chemo-drug for the treatment of non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is not indicated for squamous cell lung cancer. Alimta comes with many side-effects.

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