Herceptin

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Momoftna
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Herceptin - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 2:10 PM
I'm on herceptin. I was diagnosed in November and started neo-adjuvant therapy. I've finished my 6 cycles of TCPH. Now, I'm just on herceptin till December. Since I'm still recovering from chemo, I'm not sure how just herceptin will effect me. My oncologist says I'll still be tired, and he sends me for an echo of the heart every 3 months, to make sure my heart stays strong. 

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Herceptin - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:44 PM
Yes the echo's are normal just in case they see any heart damage early on but this is a wonderful drug  and I was on it for a year after chemo and still doing well nine years on. Check out www.her2support.org and www.herceptin.com 

Herceptin is a targeted therapy so will only affect the cancer cells rather than the normal ones too as chemo does, any side effects should be minimal:)
<message edited by Tricia Keegan on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 6:45 PM>
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
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Re:Herceptin - Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:42 PM
Hi, I wonder if anyone have experiences of being able to be on Long term disabilities while on Herceptin. Irene

Tricia Keegan
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Re:Herceptin - Friday, February 17, 2017 9:04 AM
Sorry I can't help you Irene but our Facebook group is busier so more people would see your question if you post it there. You could also check the financial /insurance forum here where you may find something to help you.
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly
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Re:Herceptin - Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:13 AM
I was on herceptin for about 3 years. Only major side effect I had from it was bone/joint pain. Had echo every 3 months.