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Herceptin

Herceptin

Anyone e perience thigh pain from Herceptiin ?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member. Thanks. I think very few of us get the thigh pains from the Herceptiin. At least now I know I'm not nuts! Thanks

posted over 3 years ago

Herceptin

Herceptin

I have been experiencing a lot of problems after my treatment. I've had pneumonia and bronchitis and been in the hospital for both. My onco doesn't seem to think the heraceptin is causing the problem !! But I've had chemo and radiation... Both are done
I have 2 more treatments of hereceptin to go. Can I just call it quits. I can not breathe anymore after treatments!

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Have you had an catscan to check for blood clots in your lungs. I was on oral chemo[Xeloda] and it caused blood clots. I could walk across the room… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Herceptin Heart Damage

Herceptin Heart Damage

Hello there -
I have just finished chemo (DD AC then weekly Taxol/Hercetin) and was supposed to go onto Herceptin alone every 3 weeks, but with a heart scan discovered that my injection fraction has decreased dramatically. I'm off Herceptin to see if it will recover. Did this happen to anyone else? Did you recover?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

you are not alone. In September of 2013 I had congestive heart failure where my heart contraction went down to 4A%, where as a normal percentage is 55%… read more

posted about 6 years ago

Anyone On HTC + Perfecta...what Are Side Effects Of Hercpetin Like After Surgery For The Rest Of The Year?

Anyone On HTC + Perfecta...what Are Side Effects Of Hercpetin Like After Surgery For The Rest Of The Year?

I am finished with my 6 week cycles of HTC + perjeta. Surgery in under a month for mastectomy. Wondering how different side effects will be and what to expect when doing just Herceptin every three weeks.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Constance , I take Biotin, and would dip my nails in Tea Leaf Oil, helped tremendously. One year out and my nails are healthy . Hang in there!

posted over 2 years ago

Has Anyone On This Site Declined The Chemo, Taxol/Hercetin Treatments Their Dr's Suggested?

Has Anyone On This Site Declined The Chemo, Taxol/Hercetin Treatments Their Dr's Suggested?

I was told I needed to have chemo, Taxol/Herceptin to improve I odds of beating cancer. I declined to have any treatment except a mastectomy. So far I have had clean check ups. April 19th will be 2 years!

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I declined treatment
It was 15 months since my mastectomy
I had triple negative breast cancer. Are you still on this site ?

posted about 2 years ago

Has Anyone Had Nausea And Diarrheafrom Herceptin?

Has Anyone Had Nausea And Diarrheafrom Herceptin?

I've had nausea and diarrhea from my first Herceptin alone treatment? I just finished taxol/Herceptin and now am on Herceptin alone. Has anyone had to deal with this?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have diarrhea every Herceptin infusion-- lasting 7 to 10 days after each infusion. I take probiotics and Lomotil and Immodium daily, and keep hydrated… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Herceptin Make You Sick?

Herceptin Make You Sick?

I am feeling awful after my Herceptin infusion. Anyone else get sick after Herceptin? I am on it every 3 weeks.

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thks

posted over 4 years ago

Taxol And Herceptin

Taxol And Herceptin

I just found out that I will need 3 months of taxol (weekly) plus Herceptin, then Herceptin alone for a year.
Anyone have this combination?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I just remembered a side effect of Herceptin that I found a bit odd. I thought it was just me until I was almost done with my year of Herceptin and… read more

posted over 1 year ago

After Chemo & Herceptin, Then What?

After Chemo & Herceptin, Then What?

I'm HER 2+ in one breast and ER+ in the other. Had a double masectomy with expanders placed. I'm currently getting chemo of Taxotere and Carboplatin + Herceptin. I was wondering after chemo whether my oncologist will put me on an estrogen suppressor or another pill. My sister is on Femara and says it hurts her bones.. Any ladies out there with a similar diagnosis that can tell me what was prescribed after chemo/Herceptin?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Good question. I am 77 years and have been on Letrozole for 8 months. The joint pains are awful, what would happen if I stopped the Letrozole? I had… read more

posted over 4 years ago

HER 2 Positive

HER 2 Positive

Why so some women get Herceptin and Perjeta and others get Herceptin only?

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Not a Dr. Just had to do all this research for my BC...Prejeta is only approved for Neoadjuvent setting (before Surgery) or Metastatic setting. The… read more

posted about 5 years ago