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Topic: Can Some Older Women With Early HER2+ BC Skip Chemo?

Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Nov 5, 2020 11:28AM

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Can Some Older Women With Early-Stage HER2-Positive Breast Cancer Skip Chemotherapy?
October 30, 2020

Certain woman age 70 to 80 may be able to skip chemotherapy after surgery for early-stage HER2-positive disease and be treated with Herceptin alone. Read more...

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Apr 22, 2021 10:21AM MtnHiker wrote:

I am 74 and my oncologist recommended Herceptin without chemo plus radiation. I'm getting my 2nd Herceptin infusion today. So far, no negative side affects.

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Apr 22, 2021 05:45PM Cowgirl13 wrote:

It's only a 4 year study and I would prefer that it be much longer. But that's just me.

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/17/2009 Chemotherapy 8/3/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/23/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)

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