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Forum: HER2/neu Positive Breast Cancer — Testing, Herceptin (trastuzumab) treatment, side effects, and more.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2011 07:30AM, edited Dec 10, 2012 08:55AM by TonLee

TonLee wrote:

This is primarily for people who find themselves with THREE +'s by their diagnosis. 

If you are new to breast cancer, please click on the link below and read.  It is "What I Wish I Knew At the Beginning of Treatment."

http://community.breastcancer.org/forum/6/topic/797454

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Nov 29, 2012 08:20PM Pbrain wrote:

Moon, did you get less sick with less taxotere?  Was it easier for you to handle after that.  I hear if he does take it down, it will only be by 20%.  Is that enough?  

I was so sore through my belly last time, for almost 2 weeks.  I had night sweats for 3 nights where I just reeked of chemo.  I don't think I'm meant to be the human sponge for this stuff.  I get the vibes I didn't metabolize it well.

I'm not sure what they have in mind, but to be honest, I'm am seriously glad I got one of those under my belt.  I don't want this coming back, ever, ever,ever.

Jane~**~***~**~Put your head down and run like Walter Payton! And for those in treatment, this was my fight song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q3LEadIk3w

Dx 9/26/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 10/16/2012 Lumpectomy (Left)Chemotherapy 11/09/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 11/09/2012 HerceptinChemotherapy 11/30/2012 TaxolRadiation Therapy 03/11/2013 ExternalHormonal Therapy 06/14/2013 Arimidex
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Nov 29, 2012 08:30PM SpecialK wrote:

pbrain - can you get some extra IV fluids as well?  Might help you flush and may really help with nausea.

Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Grade 3Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 11/01/2010 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/06/2010 Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Surgery 12/21/2010 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 01/07/2011 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 01/21/2011 Reconstruction (Left)Chemotherapy 02/17/2011 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 02/17/2011 HerceptinSurgery 07/20/2011 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left)Hormonal Therapy 08/01/2011 FemaraSurgery 02/24/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Hormonal Therapy 06/20/2012 ArimidexSurgery 12/14/2012 Reconstruction (Both)Hormonal Therapy 07/18/2013 FemaraSurgery 03/07/2014 Reconstruction (Both)Surgery 04/02/2014 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Left)
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Nov 29, 2012 08:46PM, edited Nov 29, 2012 08:50PM by Moonflwr912

AcK, didn't realize there were three pages, oops. Pbrain, I see they are doing chemo lite, good. It's Doable. You will do well!
Bren, man that sucks! But definetly heal first. I had to delay my first chemo about a month due to surgery to take out my TE for infection. same reason, heal first, chemo real dioes take a lot out of you.
I too, had Herceptin in 30 min. And had EF issues and had to stop. I will bring it up to mo when I go back in Jan. Or perhaps email him. Maybe that will help newbies starting out.
As for port access, used freeze spray only and for the first couple times. After that, it was so short of a pain, I just did without. Unless my reg lab tech or nurses weren't there, then I wanted it again. Much love to all, I am sure I missed lots of people, know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sometimes life SUCKS! Sometimes it doesn't. I prefer when it doesn't! If you're ever bored, read my biography. Bring snacks..... LOL Monica

Dx 11/11/2011, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Dx 12/8/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 12/08/2011 Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 01/17/2012 Reconstruction (Left)Chemotherapy 02/16/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 02/16/2012 HerceptinSurgery 08/13/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left)Hormonal Therapy 08/20/2012 ArimidexSurgery 09/10/2012 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 08/14/2013 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left)Surgery 09/04/2013 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 12/13/2013 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)
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Nov 29, 2012 09:11PM Bren58 wrote:

Pbrain - I sure hope your chemo goes better for you this time around!

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Phillipians 4:13

Dx 7/4/2000, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3Dx 9/11/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 1/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 08/28/2000 Mastectomy (Both)Surgery 08/28/2000 Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Surgery 12/05/2000 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 12/02/2009 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent), Nipple reconstruction (Both)Surgery 09/11/2012 Lymph Node Removal (Right)Targeted Therapy 11/30/2012 HerceptinChemotherapy 11/30/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereSurgery 04/25/2013 Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Hormonal Therapy 07/25/2013 Arimidex
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Nov 29, 2012 09:24PM bcbarbie10 wrote:

Pbrain, 20% dose reduction in taxotere spelled a world of difference for me.

Dx 3/9/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage Ia, Grade 1, 0/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 03/09/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Chemotherapy 04/26/2012 Cytoxan, Ellence, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 07/25/2012 HerceptinHormonal Therapy 01/28/2013 Tamoxifen
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Nov 29, 2012 09:38PM cgesq wrote:

Pbrain,

My 2nd and 3rd treatments were way more tolerable than my first.  I guess my body wasn't prepared for the shock of the first treatment.  I also learned how to manage some of the side effects, so I felt I was more prepared.

Dx 6/14/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 07/25/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement, Latissimus Dorsi flap (Both)Chemotherapy 09/12/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 09/12/2012 HerceptinHormonal Therapy 01/08/2013 TamoxifenSurgery 02/04/2013 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)
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Nov 29, 2012 11:12PM camillegal wrote:

Whew missed alot again---everyone sounds so busy with this crap it's awful--I feel so bad for u gals, but really it does get better, honest.

PBrain on pins and needles wsiting for this treatment--I pray rhis one is so much better. Well they now know u'r SE's so they will be gentle with u.Bren u did all that and came home unchemoed==Oh geeze. Well that's really good u'r Drs. are being cautious.

I don't remember another thing on this board. I'm sorry. LOL

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 30, 2012 12:17AM cypher wrote:

LeeA, I still think it’s odd that they are starting you on herceptin alone.  Yes those are the drugs most of us get, and Dr. Slamon recommends.  LeeA, what is the thing on your arm if not a lymph node?  Really interesting that they are starting herceptin first.  I’ve never heard of that.  I’d be interested in the explanation for that.  It sounds logical -- I wonder why they don’t do that more often?   

Pbrain, dancetrance had some article about how it seems to be genetic how people respond to chemo in terms of the side effects.  I remember that from awhile back even though I’m new to this thread ha ha.  GOOD LUCK TOMORROW!!!

Hey did anyone who had the side ache thing also have weird smelling pee?  Since we’re all about TMI here… dechi so glad to hear you’re in the clear with it! 

Lago, I find it bizarre that no one has snapped you up yet!  How is that possible?

TonLee, are you aware of research that shows that a slower infusion time would be better?  If so I would love that info.

Bren, what can I say?  Eesh!

Omaz – I have maxed out my PM quota for the  day but if you could please PM me your rads protocol, I would so appreciate it.  I start week after next. 

Cami, I have a document open on another screen where I respond and comment to these – I would never remember either!  Hence the epic length of some of my posts.

Dx 4/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 06/14/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Chemotherapy 07/26/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 07/26/2012 HerceptinRadiation Therapy 12/17/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 01/31/2013 Tamoxifen
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Nov 30, 2012 01:28AM, edited Nov 30, 2012 01:56AM by LeeA

cypher - This is my post, copied/pasted, in response to TonLee a few pages back re: Herceptin.  It could be that I start on the whole shebang this coming Wednesday but if nothing else - I'll be starting on Herceptin next week.  Whatever happens, it happens Wednesday.  (editing to add:  I still have 37+ output in each drain today so I doubt they'll be coming out tomorrow).

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Yep, TonLee - that's what he said.  

I guess he really wants to get the Herceptin going.  I'm at 3 weeks and 1 day since surgery. 

If the breast surgeon and/or plastic surgeon think it's too soon past surgery to start chemo then he wants to start Herceptin and then add in the taxotere and carboplatin at the next three week appointment - or that's how I took it. 

I still have about 45 cc daily per drain so I'm guessing my drains won't be coming out tomorrow. 

God is with you in all that you do (Genesis 21:22) | Dx 10/9/12, IDC, 2.5 cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3 | 1/3 nodes | ER+/PR+/HER2+ | BMX 11/07/12 | Herceptin: 12/12/12 | Carboplatin - Taxotere: 1/2/13 | Radiation: 7/30/13 | Arimidex: 10/10/13

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Nov 30, 2012 01:59AM cypher wrote:

It's interesting.  It seems like a smart idea. I wonder why more oncs don't do that.  Are you going to be on it for more than a year total, do you think?  Or is the idea that you'd start earlier and end earlier?  I've never heard of anyone else doing it that way but it seems so obvious in a way.  Hell, I had 5 weeks btw my lump and starting chemo b/c I wanted to take a trip - if they had started with the herceptin they could have given me a dose before I left even if I wasn't sufficiently recovered for the hard stuff.  I see why you were so excited about your onc -- thinks outside the box it seems.

Dx 4/2012, IDC, 4cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 06/14/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Chemotherapy 07/26/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 07/26/2012 HerceptinRadiation Therapy 12/17/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 01/31/2013 Tamoxifen
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Nov 30, 2012 02:07AM, edited Nov 30, 2012 02:19AM by LeeA

cypher - I was curious about the slowed infusion time but can't find any studies.  I did find this regarding overall infusion time.

You can find the info by searching the page for the word trastuzumab

http://www.google.com/patents/EP1359942A1?cl=en

God is with you in all that you do (Genesis 21:22) | Dx 10/9/12, IDC, 2.5 cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3 | 1/3 nodes | ER+/PR+/HER2+ | BMX 11/07/12 | Herceptin: 12/12/12 | Carboplatin - Taxotere: 1/2/13 | Radiation: 7/30/13 | Arimidex: 10/10/13

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Nov 30, 2012 07:50AM lago wrote:

PBrain I too let them access my port many times without cream. Some nurse's are better than others. My chemo nurse was amazing. I never felt a thing. I tended to forget most of the time… and my last time accessing the port was for the blood draw before port surgery. I was creamless because I forgot. To be honest I don't feel the cream worked very well on me.

PBrain you are consuming lots of liquids, right. It really helps. 20% reductions should help.

LeeA I can understand why they are starting you on Herceptin if you aren't ready for chemo. Eventually you will get them together but I'm sure they want to get you started on Herceptin as soon as possible. When your body is ready for chemo you'll get it.

cypher highest unemployment rate is found in folks age 45-55 but it does look like things are started to improve, slowly.

DONE!! alturl.com/3o9ni • Tattoos 2.7.2012 • Nipples 10.6.2011 • Exchange 6.24.2011 • Chemo 1.18. 2011 • BMX 8.31.2010

Dx 7/13/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 30, 2012 08:12AM Kelloggs wrote:

PBrain - good luck today, hope the SE's are kinder to you this time!

I also got all of my Herceptin infusions over 30 minutes except for my very first infusion with the TC.  I have had no issues but like Eileen I have brittle nails now.  Never attributed it to the Herceptin....hmmmmm

Kelly

Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, 1cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 10/25/2011 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 12/08/2011 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 12/08/2011 HerceptinHormonal Therapy 05/01/2012 TamoxifenRadiation Therapy 05/01/2012 External
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Nov 30, 2012 08:38AM ashla wrote:

Re herceptin infusion time. I brought the subject up and plan to do so again as a warning. This is a situation that if you heed the warning may cost you half an hour every 3 weeks and but save your heart function. I frankly don't see a downside but please tell me if you disagree.

We discussed it in the forum previously but had a larger discussion when I had my first and only 1/2 hour infusion. I believe it was my 16 herceptin infusion and my 10th herceptin only so I had plenty with which to compare. I went in feeling great and came out knocked for a loop and it lasted for weeks. I didn't get any other infusion meds . It took me days to figure out that it could be speedy infusion. I asked others in the forum and it seems that a few who have had heart issues had the fast infusions. Ton Lee got all of hers fast so had nothing to compare.

Dx 10/13/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage II, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Targeted Therapy 11/07/2011 HerceptinChemotherapy 11/07/2011 carboplatin, TaxolSurgery 03/22/2012 Lumpectomy (Left)Radiation Therapy 04/23/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 07/25/2012 Arimidex
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Nov 30, 2012 09:48AM MsTori wrote:

Pbrain- the nurses hung a bag of saline with my taxotere this last time. I don't know if it helped me or not, but it seems like it pushed it through my system and out faster. I seem to have come out of this treatment with a little more nausea, no vomiting. But less of any other SE. Nausea was manageable. Each treatment has been different for me. The first was the worst, then progressively better, but different. Pray your treatment goes exspacular (the word my 8 yo cousin made up) today!

Dx 6/26/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 3, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 07/30/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction: TRAM flap (Both)Surgery 09/11/2012 Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 10/12/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 10/12/2012 Herceptin
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Nov 30, 2012 10:56AM Relda wrote:

Helloooo ladies!  I am jumping in from the TCH thread - LeeA and I go to the same onc and I just wanted to tell you that starting Herceptin ASAP is something our wonderful onc has done before, at least in my case he did.  I was diagnosed with a recurrence a year ago October (24th to be exact).   I spent November getting all the tests (bone scan, PET scan, EKG. echo, breast MRI,) and right before Thanksgiving I had my first Herceptin infusion.  In my case, my husband and I had a trip to Florida/cruise planned for the last week of Nov into the first 2 weeks of Dec that I did NOT want to cancel so I didn't want to schedule my surgery (lumpectomy) until after the trip.  After some discussion with Dr. M on the treatment schedule we both saw no reason to wait on the Herceptin so I had the one infusion before I left and another after I got back, had the surgery on the 21st of Dec, then started radiation in Feb (I did a clinical trial that determined the order of treatments) THEN I started chemo in mid March, all the while continuing with Herceptin every three weeks.  I will be having my last infusion in Decmeber.

So yes I agree that we have an awesome onc who thinks outside the box and wants what's best for his patients, who told me I should absolutely go on our vacation even though other docs, friends and family thought I was nuts and worked out a treatment plan to accommodate my wishes.  He is the BEST!

Dx 10/25/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Hormonal Therapy 04/01/2007 TamoxifenTargeted Therapy 12/13/2011 HerceptinSurgery 12/21/2011 Lumpectomy (Right)Radiation Therapy 01/23/2012 ExternalChemotherapy 03/14/2012 carboplatin, Taxotere
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Nov 30, 2012 10:58AM rozem wrote:

pbrain they reduced my taxotere dose by 20% - I argued with them on that but i was told that they could adjust the doses safely without comprimising the efficacy of the drug.  I could barely walk with the first tax, with the reduction it made a world of difference.  I sailed through the last 2 treatments (well not sailed,  more like hobbled but that was better than crawling!). 

leeA i think that is very forward thinking of your onc to give you a dose of H before you are ready for chemo.  Mine kept my H going right up to my surgery (i had chemo first) so I felt better that I had some protection.

kellogs  i have extremely brittle nails now....I thought it was residual chemo but must be the H. 

FEC-DH, LUMP, 25 RADS, TAMOX, BMSX with LD flap (worst surgery ever)

Dx 8/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIa, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 30, 2012 11:19AM Pbrain wrote:

Thanks everyone, I'm headed off.  One of my friends who didn't agree with the screaming about my dirty house is taking me.  He's a nurse and likes to scare me to death with gruesome chemo stories.

I'll keep everyone posted and hope you all are feeling good today!

Jane~**~***~**~Put your head down and run like Walter Payton! And for those in treatment, this was my fight song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q3LEadIk3w

Dx 9/26/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 10/16/2012 Lumpectomy (Left)Chemotherapy 11/09/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 11/09/2012 HerceptinChemotherapy 11/30/2012 TaxolRadiation Therapy 03/11/2013 ExternalHormonal Therapy 06/14/2013 Arimidex
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Nov 30, 2012 11:20AM Eileenohio wrote:

Wow,  I had an interesting morning.. Had to have a routine bone density test,wanted to get it before Dec 31st since I have met my 2012  deductible months ago. I will try to be brief. The facility that I go to could not to it until January so I had to schedule the test with another facility within my network. The tech giving me the test and I were just talking and low and behold she too is in treatment for triple positive BC, she gets her treatement at the same place I get mine and  she and I have the same chemo nurse.  What are the chances of this ?? She is  2 months behind me with treatment.

Her fingernails are just like mine,very brittle and kind of peeling the top layer. She has a LOT MORE HAIR then I do,but she is only 48 yrs old and  I am told that as you age your hair grows slower and becomes thinner.

I think this her2 is more common then the stats show..

Dx 12/9/2011, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 12/14/2011 Lumpectomy (Right)Chemotherapy 02/15/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 02/15/2012 HerceptinRadiation Therapy 06/11/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 08/02/2012 Tamoxifen
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Nov 30, 2012 11:23AM ashla wrote:

Very interesting about starting herceptin alone first. As long as you get the recommended TC combined with H later ..or whatever other protocol.... And the same total yearly dose..why should it be a problem?
Change comes slowly in these protocols and I can understand why.

Dx 10/13/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage II, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Targeted Therapy 11/07/2011 HerceptinChemotherapy 11/07/2011 carboplatin, TaxolSurgery 03/22/2012 Lumpectomy (Left)Radiation Therapy 04/23/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 07/25/2012 Arimidex
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Nov 30, 2012 11:28AM camillegal wrote:

Hi ladies--I like that onc with starting the herceptin--alot of the stuff with herceptin is so new I don't think all the studies have results in yet.

Pbrain like I said waiting for how u feel.

haha Cypher u'r memory isn't so good--u'r another one that can do the 2 screen thing--it amazes me really, I can barely get one screen going.

Dx 2007, Stage IV, 24/38 nodes, HER2+
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Nov 30, 2012 12:52PM lago wrote:

Eileenohio I have only met one other triple+ in person. She was diagnosed a few months after me. We have the same team of doctors too… and she lives in my building! Oddly enough she's in her 60's and I was 49 at diagnosis.

My nails (all 20 of them) are still brittle and looks like they are going to stay that way. My dermo say its taxotere.

DONE!! alturl.com/3o9ni • Tattoos 2.7.2012 • Nipples 10.6.2011 • Exchange 6.24.2011 • Chemo 1.18. 2011 • BMX 8.31.2010

Dx 7/13/2010, IDC, 5cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Nov 30, 2012 01:08PM Kelloggs wrote:

I was lucky enough not to lose any nails but they have definitely changed!  I always had very strong, long, beautiful nails.  Now they are brittle, ridged and I can't keep them long cuz they break on me.  UGH!  I guess I should count my blessings

Kelly

Dx 10/18/2011, IDC, 1cm, Grade 2, 5/8 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 10/25/2011 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 12/08/2011 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 12/08/2011 HerceptinHormonal Therapy 05/01/2012 TamoxifenRadiation Therapy 05/01/2012 External
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Nov 30, 2012 02:20PM ashla wrote:

Ditto Lago and Kelloggs on my nails...used to be great now it's a struggle to keep them from chipping but it's no big deal as far as I'm concerned.
On what I hope is a postive note for those who follow...I have a appointment next week f or my first haircut post treatment! 9 mos PFC! And I was late losing it and very, very slow coming back. Since my last herceptin last month it has definitely speeded up.
Have no idea what to ask or except to make it look neater . Right no it's very much like Halle Berry's hair style but uneven. It grew in all different lengths and very, very wavy. It was stick straight before! If you pull out the curls it's probably about 4 inches in some spots.
I clipped lots of pics for months..I like Jenna Elfman's short razor cut last year... but I've got curls!
Any suggestions?
Snowing here.

Dx 10/13/2011, IDC, 3cm, Stage II, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Targeted Therapy 11/07/2011 HerceptinChemotherapy 11/07/2011 carboplatin, TaxolSurgery 03/22/2012 Lumpectomy (Left)Radiation Therapy 04/23/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 07/25/2012 Arimidex
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Nov 30, 2012 02:44PM ArleneA wrote:

Aww. The nails issue is lasting forever it seems.  I'm 18 months out from last chemo and the nails are still brittle but they are getting much better.  No problems at all with the toes, just the fingernails.  I think I was better about the pea packs on my feet than hands.  Darn taxotere.

Dx 1/1/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage Ia, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Targeted Therapy 03/28/2011 HerceptinHormonal Therapy 09/11/2011 Arimidex
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Nov 30, 2012 02:59PM dechi wrote:

My nails are terrible also.  They keep chipping and peeling and getting shorter and shorter.  Yuk...

2003 Stage 1 IDC, ER+, PR+, HER2+ with R MX, chemo w/CMF. Local recurrence 09/11, stage Ib, grade 2, ER+ 90%, PR+ 80%, HER2 + by FISH, 0/17 nodes, AC x 4, Taxol/Herceptin x 12, Hercpetin x 1 year, rads 33

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Nov 30, 2012 03:16PM ang7894 wrote:

Thinking of Pbrain-- ((((Hugs))))

My nails are the same brittle I was hoping to get fake nails with my daughter never done that before but she thinks my real nails wound not take that. :(

All chemo done!! last one was April 30th 2012 radiation Done!! Last one was June 22nd 2012 tamox started on Sept 29th 2012 for 5 years!!! Herceptin until March 12th 2013 All Done!!! ER+ 68% PR+ 96% HER2NEU + 3 Angie

Dx 12/1/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 12/12/2011 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 01/23/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolTargeted Therapy 03/19/2012 HerceptinRadiation Therapy 05/08/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 09/29/2012 Tamoxifen
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Nov 30, 2012 04:42PM MsTori wrote:

Ashla- straight irons are great! And not too time consuming with a good brand. I have the Chi and love it. Congrats on first haircut! Yay! All of you are an encouragement for me. Thanks for staying around and being here and sharing.

Dx 6/26/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 3, 1/25 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 07/30/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction: TRAM flap (Both)Surgery 09/11/2012 Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 10/12/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 10/12/2012 Herceptin
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Nov 30, 2012 05:05PM Eileenohio wrote:

Ang,  I think that the glue and that smelly  acrylic that they use with fake nails might really damage your nail bed and also might cause an infection . Just my thoughts..

Dx 12/9/2011, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 12/14/2011 Lumpectomy (Right)Chemotherapy 02/15/2012 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 02/15/2012 HerceptinRadiation Therapy 06/11/2012 ExternalHormonal Therapy 08/02/2012 Tamoxifen
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Nov 30, 2012 05:18PM kayb wrote:

It took a full year after Herceptin for my nails to get back to normal :-(

DX May/2010, synchronous bilateral cancer, triple positive

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