jhllal Posted April 10, 2006 Share Posted April 10, 2006 Over the week end, my father developed shortness of breath. He saw a nurse practioner this morning. They took xrays and said that nothing had changed from the prior x-ray. (He has been stable since the end of October when he completed his 1st course of chemo). I told my dad to ask them about avastin and he said that they don't use it as it has not been approved for lung cancer use and is very expensive. I would appreciate any insight on the following - should my dad have something other than x rays to determine whether the cancer has spread? have others received avastin that was covered by insurance/medicare? I feel as though sometimes I push too hard, but I feel as though the Dr. is not taking a very pro-active position with my Dad. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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