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What kinds of cancer can Avastin help?

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Avastin is approved for the treatment of cancer of the colon or rectum that has spread to other parts of the body. It also helps certain types of lung cancer, kidney cancer, ovarian cancer cervical cancer, and glioblastoma (a type of brain tumor). Clinical trials are under way to see if Avastin helps in other cancers.

It's no longer approved by the FDA for the treatment of breast cancer, because the risks of the drug outweigh the benefits.

From: Avastin Questions and Answers WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2017

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FDA, 2010.

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 15, 2017

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