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    Celebration (Finished Chemo): Finished 5 rounds of chemo! Ready to start year of Herceptin

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    HGWWW asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Will complete 5 out of 6 chemo treatments today and seriously considering stopping. On TCH, will continue Herceptin for another year.

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      Met with oncologist this morning. She said treatment has been super toxic to my system and was willing to skip today's treatment, but I'm having the 5th now and she agreed without any hesitation not to do a 6th. Said that the Herceptin would target better and be more effective with my HER2+ status.

      over 4 years ago
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      I'm glad you had satisfactory resolution with your doctor. Sounds like you were having an atypically rough time. Glad your doctor recognized this and weighed it vs. the benefit of continuing the chemo.

      over 4 years ago
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      Carol-Charlie

      WHY? You're so close to completing what your doctor felt was necessary for the best outcome! Come on you can do this!!!!. At least I'm all but sure you can.... I know I wanted to fight with all I had. I did everything my oncologist asked of me, which was to take almost two years of chemo. I came out the other side tired and glad. If it comes back again, I'll know I did all within my power to kill it !!!! AND THEN.... I'd start again. However it's been 5 years from stopping treatment and I'm still cancer free. I'm about to turn 70 and I'll fight it again and again. Come on take my hand and let me help you through your last treatment... Please!

      over 4 years ago