Taxol and Herceptin only for stage 1 HER 2 positive?
I was dx with Stage 1, grade 3, invasive ductal carcinoma, HER 2 positive, er, pr negative in January. I had a lumpectomy and removal of sentinal and two others all of which were clean. The tumor was 1.3cm and there were clean margins. My oncologist recommended treatment with either ACTH or TCH plus radiation once chemo is done. While I was mulling over my options for chemo and not particularly liking either choice, he called to tell me about a newly published study that I might like to know about. The study included 400 women with stage 1 HER 2 positive invasive ductal carinoma with no nodal involvement and clean margins. These women all had lumpectomy's, sentinal node dissection, but instead of ACTH or TCH, they were given 12 weeks of taxol, one year of Herceptin and radiation. The study is 3.8 years old and 98.7% of these women were cancer free at the 3 year mark.
I digested this new info for a while and then met with my team to figure out the chemo plan. I have decided to go with this taxol 12 week plan and my oncologist thinks it is a great choice for me.
I was wondering if any of you ladies had this treatment?