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

Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer — Meet other women who are similar in age and dealing with age-appropriate issues.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2020 11:28AM

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, 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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Apr 20, 2022 03:15PM - edited Apr 20, 2022 03:18PM by bettyboophume

I'm 68, will be 69 soon. I found I had early DCIS HER2+ in December 2021, lumpectomy done late December and 16 Radiation tx. in March. I spoke with my Oncology doc about chemo, hormone tx or immune therapy. I do have chronic kidney disease, diabetes and osteoporosis. At this point in time, my doc felt that the best solution was either hormone tx or nothing. The issue with hormone tx would be increased osteoporosis. As I need Prolia for even the little improvement I've had, I decided to have no additional treatment at this time. I know that I will be followed closely so I'm comfortable with my decision. If this help, I'm glad. Good luck

Radiation Therapy 3/14/2022 Accelerated partial breast, Proton beam therapy: Right breast

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