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What Is HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?

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What to Expect

Although HER2-positive breast cancer tends to grow and spread faster than other kinds of breast cancer, many women respond very well to targeted treatments. Work with your doctor and health care team to develop the best treatment program for you.

Breast cancer of any kind is easier to treat when it is caught early. But even if your breast cancer has spread or has come back, there are still ways to treat it. Each case is different.

You and your doctor can also investigate whether joining a clinical trial would be right for you. These trials may offer newer treatments.


Get Support

The American Cancer Society is a good starting place to find the support you and your family may need throughout your treatment and afterward.

When you let your family and friends know what you're going through, also share how they can support you. They may want to help but not know how.

You may also want to join a support group so you can talk with people who know what you're going through because they have gone through it too. Also consider talking with a counselor. That could help you handle the emotions that can come with having cancer.

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Reviewed by Angela Jain on December 15, 2014
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