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Regimen Information

For Cisplatin + Gemzar + Avastin, including Side Effects

Cisplatin + Gemzar + Avastin

Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

How Cisplatin + Gemzar + Avastin chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Cisplatin + Gemzar + Avastin for the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Cisplatin + Gemzar (gemcitabine) + Avastin (bevacizumab) is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.

MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF CISPLATIN + GEMZAR + AVASTIN

  • Risk of Infection

  • Anemia

  • Bleeding

  • Nausea & Vomiting

For more information, see the 'Expert Resources' tab below.

Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

Hi, I'm James D.

A reaction which shut down the lungs,sweezing together of the lungs. A shot of neo-preziline to the upper leg immediately reversed the reaction. Then slowing down the I-V line fluid helped immentsly. After turning blood red the nurses corrected my life back……..

  • Mon Jun 30, 2014

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