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Saturday, September 24th 2005

Worth It?

Avastin has a HIGH prevalence for causing serious tears in the users intestinal tract. This is a shame since this drug had enough publicity for even me to have heard of it. Major side effects like this, especially for groundbreaking and novel drugs are very likely; I certainly don’t think such a risk means patients cannot give ‘informed consent’. The drug is still a viable option in the fight against some types of cancer, it just needs to be used with more caution.