This drug is only used if:
- tests show you have a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene
- certain types of chemotherapy drug are controlling the cancer effectively.
You have a course of chemotherapy before you start olaparib. The chemotherapy gets rid of as much of the cancer as possible. You then take olaparib capsules twice a day to stop the cancer growing again. Your cancer doctor or nurse will explain how long you can keep taking olaparib.
Some people may have this drug as part of a cancer research trial (clinical trial). But bevacizumab is not widely available through the NHS.
When a drug is not available through the NHS, it may still be possible to access it in some situations. Your cancer doctor can give you advice about this.
We have more information about what you can do if a treatment is not available.