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Avastin is prescribed to treat certain types of cancer -- namely, colon, rectal, and non-squamous, non-small cell cancer. The drug binds to and inhibits a certain type of protein that encourages the growth of new blood vessels. As a result, the cancer is essentially "starved" of its blood supply. Avastin is given by injection at your healthcare provider's office. Side effects include stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea.
What Is Avastin?Avastin® (bevacizumab) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of the following conditions:
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Glioblastoma brain cancer
- Renal cell carcinoma (a type of kidney cancer).