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Did anyone else out there start tamoxifen while still on herceptin therapy? Is tamoxifen always started in pill form?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Susan Coffey Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi. I'm on herceptin every 21 days and administered by IV and I'm also on tomoxofin, everyday by pill form. Will be like that forever. No real side effects from either of them.
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I don't know about Herceptin. To my knowledge tamoxifen is given as a pill.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I thought that HER 2 is not not estrogen sensitive and does not need tamoxifen?
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    • Heidi Hathaway Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      HER2 is estrogen sensitive, hence the tamoxifin to block the cancer cells from feeding on hormones.

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  • Heidi Hathaway Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thanks I start in a week on Tamoxifin, barring no bad sults from pap smear. And won't finish IV herceptin until Sept. yes forever it will be. But alive is also good.
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