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metastatic breast cancer er/pr+ her2+

Hello I am new to this. I had both breast removed five years ago and in June had a reoccurrence 5 tumors hat had changed characteristics taxotere/herceptin/perjeta had severe side effects taxotere no longer taking had reduced heart function with herceptin/perjeta doing echos when heart regains going to start herceptin again I now only have 2 tumors left which have shrunk I've been told no cure tryin to place me in remission Has anyone had these set of curcumstances?

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Herceptin/Perjetta is hard on your heart. Wasn't sure in the beginning if I was going to be able to continue as well.

I pray you'll be able to get back on the Herceptin. It'll keep u in remission for years if your heart allows it...🙏🏻



Hi, my name is Caroline. I was diagnosed at age 57 in March 2015 with stage 4 breast cancer, HER2+ with mets to the liver. No history of cancer in myself or family. I began chemo treatment in April 2015 to include Taxotere, Herceptin, and Perjeta. I had an allergic reaction to Taxotere, so Abraxane was substituted. I did fine with that combo. I stopped Abraxane after 6 months and now receive Herceptin and Perjeta every 3 weeks. This has been going well and I feel good! Go to and read stories of stage 4 survivors who have lived for 10+ years. Very encouraging!


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