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    Side Effects (Other): I suffered from excessive tearing due to the Taxotere drug. My eyes were constanting watering which made me look like I was crying, especially in cold or windy conditions. I had surgery to place tubes in my tear ducts, which helped. After 3 months the tearing continued although not as bad as before. I had the tubes removed after 8 months.

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    Side Effects (Heart problems/heart damage): Herceptin gave me heart failure which I experienced as shortness of breath and tiredness. I saw a cardiologist who put me on heart medication (Coreg and Enalopril) and my Herceptin treatments were put on hold until my heart function improved. It was scary to resume treatments but my heart function did not decrease again and I was monitored with echocardiograms before every subsequent treatment.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): 6 1/2 weeks of radiation. No problems with burning.