Avastin helps people with Neurofibromatosis
According to a research, Avastin is beneficial for people suffering from Neurofibromatosis because it shrinks their tumors.
Neurofibromatosis affects the skin and nervous system including the brain. More than 25,000 people in the UK are affected by NF and every day a baby is born with the condition. Avastin is the first non-surgical non-radiotherapy treatment available to NF patients.
A great number of people who received this drug have seen significant improvements. Up to 40% of tumours have shrunk, while others which had been growing rapidly stabilised. Some patients have also noticed improvements in hearing and neurological function, while for others there has been a substantial reduction in pain relief medication.