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Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
12/1/2009 12:44:16 AM

Reviewer: zoogirl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Having a port makes getting infused much easier than an IV. Most important, my tumor has gotten significantly smaller with this medication. It is standard to receive Benedryl with Herceptin to avoid allergic reaction. However since I had to drive myself to Chemo, I forwent the Benedryl because it makes me too sleepy to drive. I said that to make note that I did not find any allergic reaction to He ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
9/12/2009 2:27:54 PM

Reviewer: Dianne, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I had a dbl mastectomy, with IDC/DCIS in one breast only, 2cm tumor, ER/PR weakly positive, grade 3, no nodes, no vascular invasion. No sign of IDC/DCIS in area around tumor. I did 5.5 cycles of Taxotere/Carboplatin with Herceptin for one year. I am assuming that surgery alone would take care of this monster but I did the chemo/herceptin anyway because of the her2 positive - I am 3+. I have 2 mor ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
8/18/2009 6:43:25 PM

Reviewer: Sherrie W., 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a lumpectomy, chemo, Herceptin and 32 radiation treatments for early stage breast cancer. The doc stopped my Herceptin treatments several times during a one-year period of time due to decreased heart function. My ejection fraction rate went from 68% with no heart problems whatsoever to 35% a year after stopping Herceptin. My heart has not regenerated as my onocologist told me it would. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
7/24/2009 7:44:06 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was on herceptin for a year, during my chemo and double masectomy. After 2 months I took a PET scan and the cancer was gone. (it was in 3 places plus nodes) I give 100% credit to herceptin. I had ZERO problems or side effects from it. It was all the chemo, once that stopped, so did the side effects. I continue to go for MUGA scans and everything is perfect. Herceptin saved my life.

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
7/21/2009 3:21:58 PM

Reviewer: Ann, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. I was given Herceptin along with chemo. The first 6 months I did not experience any side affects. The next six month I had moderate to severe stiffness in my joints. I finally realized I was given a steroid the first 6 months thats why I didn't have stiffness. Taking an over the counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory really helped. It took about ... Show Full Comment

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