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My mother (65 years old) has stage 4 breast cancer with bone metastasis. She is advised herceptin and chemotherapy every three weeks. Chemotherapy is for 6 cycles. How long do we have to continue with herceptin?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 7 years
 
  • Catherine Nodurft Profile
    anonymous
    Family Member or Loved One
    Sometimes doctors prescribe Herceptin for 1+ years, but it depends. Ask her oncologist what they recommend for your mother's case.
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Isabel Souchet Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2010
    I had chemotherapy with herceptin for 5 treatments n then another 9 months, every three weeks, of herceptin.
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • martha phillips Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I take zometa. And falsodex shots once a month last month my pet scan came back my cancer had disappeared except for one small spot every church has been praying for me Jesus does heal praise His name
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • debra ramsey Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I took chemo for every week for over 6omths and then herceptin for a yr every week It did throw me into cardio arrest an had to stop for a few weeks an then went for a yr. been taking treatments for almost 2 yrs. just now stopped. Have to take pain pills just to walk an sexual life is over. Was this really worth it . I'm 52 an I don't no if I will ever do it again
    over 5 years Comment Flag

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