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Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
6/10/2009 5:16:58 PM

Reviewer: con, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
It's difficult to rate the effectiveness and satisfaction of the Herceptin treatment, for I've only been on this infusion for less than one year. I am experiencing muscle aches and shortness of breath. The doctor seems to feel this is more the daily dosage of Arimidex, rather than the three-week infusion of Herceptin. I also take the Zometa infusion every six weeks to help strengthen th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
4/16/2009 3:25:23 PM

Reviewer: sunny, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had 12 months of Herceptin treatment after 4 rounds of chemo. I just finished last treatment. Compared to the chemo the herceptin was a cake walk. I did feel a little tired and my taste buds were not good for the 1st wk after. I do have severe bone pain in my knees, which I see a pain DR for, other than that I feel good & pray for a great out come. My Dr. had me have a MUGA scan every 3 mont ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
2/3/2009 10:37:49 PM

Reviewer: lisanjohhny89, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had 7 months of weekly treatments of Herceptin following chemo(AC and Taxotere).I didn't really have any side effects however,after 7 months of treatments,a MUGA scan revealed an ejection fraction of 28.My oncologist ceased treatments saying I can never have Herceptin again.Sent me to a cardiologist who told me I have congestive heart failure.Sometimes it reverses so I am keeping my fingers ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
11/5/2008 11:19:11 AM

Reviewer: ginasoftail@frontiernet.net, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have experienced no side effects. My treatments have been very easy.

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
10/27/2008 3:00:57 PM

Reviewer: mad but alive, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
oct 2006 i had breast cancer. after four months of chemo i started herceptin in march 2007 with my last 2 doses of chemo. by May, i started feeling worst than i did with chemo.i had all the pain,fatigue,depression, and i did a lot of crying.i also had breathing problems. my doctor told me this was normal and it probably was a rection from chemo. by june my breathing became painful and that made my ... Show Full Comment

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