Wow, I should pop into these forums more often! Just found this thread! My tumor was also HER2+. I consider myself cancer free from the date of my last breast surgery on July 23, 2009, as all of my scans came back clear & my oncs are using the terms "full remission & totally cureable" when talking to me.
I just finished chemo, 6 rounds Taxotere, Carboplatin, Herceptin, on December 10, but will stay on Herceptin for the balance of a year, which will be in late August this year. Had my 1st Herceptin only infusion on New Year's Eve. Sooo much nicer to be in & out in about an hour!
Anyway, my MUGA scan reading was 81%, so looks like I'm probably good to go to finish out the year, more than likely. Just started the radiation yesterday, so I'm sure I'll be posting on that thread soon...as soon as there's something to report! LOL! Pretty uneventful thus far....
Thanks for these links about HER2+ info.
<message edited by Kimberly Oliver on Friday, January 08, 2010 9:29 AM>
I'm not saying, I'm just saying...
Dx June 30, 2009
Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma - left, ER- PR 9%+ HER2+
7/9/09-lumpectomy, 4/15 nodes pos
7/23/09- Reincision for clear margins
Chemo TCH DONE 12/09
Rads DONE 2/10
Herceptin DONE 8/10
Start Tamox 9/10