Targeted therapy - angelap

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on July 8, 2017 View this journey (7 Experiences)

Have only had 1 session and will get Herceptin for 1 year. We will have to see what more time brings! Good after the first one.

on June 19th 2018, I finished my LAST Herceptin. I do not believe I felt a side effect from a year of treatment (18 sessions). This was one of the easiest treatment things I had during breast cancer, however just inconvenient as it once every 3 weeks for a full year. Also can affect the heart, so it's hard to know if that will show in the future but so far the echo cardiograms are good.

I now have had 6 sessions of Herceptin, no side effects except maybe a runny nose, nothing bad though. I will continue Herceptin until 18 sessions are done.

Easy to Do: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Agree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
  • Jouska's Avatar

    Herceptin is pretty easy compared to chemo. When I was only on Herceptin, post chemo, I would stop on my way to work, get my infusion and head on in. Some have a drippy nose, but I didn't even have much of that and my MUGA scans were fine. Wishing you the best.

    over 2 years ago
  • msesq's Avatar

    I had Herceptin for a year. The only side effect was a runny nose for a year that stopped when treatment ended. I went to work after early am incisions like Jouska.

    over 2 years ago
  • angelap's Avatar

    Thank you for sharing! I have had the runny nose, LOL! But sometimes hard to know if that is the reason (Herceptin) as I have allergy issues at times too. If it continues for the year, I will know it's the Herceptin. I am glad to hear it was truly manageable!

    over 2 years ago

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