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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

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
10/20/2008 4:36:38 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I received herceptin during my chemo treatment and now herceptin only for 1 year ending 12/2008. I too had real bad muscle aches after the first couple of treatment and fatigue. But now I still have ongoing mucle aches it is not as bad as the first couple of Herceptin treatments. My heart scans have been good and not sure is the fatigue and muscle aches and chemo brain are from chemo, radiation an ... Show Full Comment

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
10/15/2008 2:11:11 AM

Reviewer: minijean40, 45-54 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 was diagnosed with stage 2B HER2NEU positive breast cancer in Aug 2002. I had a lumpectomy and underwent 4 types of chemo including Hepceptin in a clinical trial from Sept thru Jan then eht Herceptin for a full year, then 5 weeks of radiation. Yes, there were side effects: hair loss, bone pain, anemia, fatigue, depression..but I am still here and cancer free SIX years later!!! I feel very BLESSE ... Show Full Comment

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