The complete list of side effects possible for Avastin are truly scary. My PMH oncologist wants me on Taxol and Avastin weekly starting next week hopefully to try to slow the growth of my rare and very aggressive stage 3C ovarian cancer spread everywhere in the cavity. What has been your experience on these drugs? Obviously, if it gives me more time, it's worth it...
I have read your post and have you tried typing Avastin in the search bar to see what others have said thus far about it?
Reading about side effects can be scary and anxiety can also creep into this as well and it is very difficult to not experience this. I think one should consider (when looking at side effects) is this, not everyone experiences them (and/or) all of them at once. Some have no side effects at all. Sometimes our choices for treatment aren't great as they do cause some side effects and it would be wonderful if they did not cause any at all. It is not the reality and we have to make the decision as to what is best for your current state and what the risks are should you decide not to.
As you mentioned in your last sentence, you have to weigh what benefits/risks are regarding taking or not taking them are and how you want to proceed with things. It is great to be informed and then use this information to discuss with your team as to what would be best and unique to your own situation. Have you asked about going on it and then if you are not tolerating it well, what options there are?
I wish you the best in whatever decision you choose.
But wise of you to research before committing. I always think be prepared for what we could expect is half the battle in managing side effects that do arise. Good luck to you.