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Were you looking for information on Avastin? Evastin is a common misspelling of Avastin.
In late 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that Avastin's breast cancer approval be removed. Studies have not shown the drug to increase survival in people with breast cancer, and there is not sufficient benefit to outweigh the risks.
This action does not affect Avastin's approval for other uses. Healthcare providers may still use Avastin to treat breast cancer, although they will be doing so in an "off-label" fashion.
Avastin® is a medication used to treat various types of cancer. It works by binding to and inhibiting a certain type of protein that encourages the growth of new blood vessels. The result is that the cancer is essentially "starved" of its blood supply. The drug is given by injection at your healthcare provider's office. Side effects of Avastin can include diarrhea, dehydration, and fatigue.
(Click Avastin to read the complete eMedTV article, which offers a detailed discussion on how the drug works, additional side effects, and things to discuss with your healthcare provider prior to beginning treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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