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Topic: Treatments after MX

Forum: DCIS plus HER2-positive Microinvasion —

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Posted on: Feb 26, 2017 08:04AM

Molmaewin wrote:

I had my bilateral MX with TE on February 1st. I'm 29yo, healthy 135lbs, 2 babies 2yo & 8mo. I had an 8cm DCIS tumor on the left wth 1mm microinvasion. ER-PR- HER2+3. 1-2mm margins. I saw the RO last Thursday and they need to present my slides to a board of doctors to make a decision on radiation and I see the MO tomorrow, BS is now saying maybe chemo?! I thought that the MX was supposed to take care of everything. Anyone else have similar experience and what treatment were you offered.

Dx 12/12/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/31/2017 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Feb 26, 2017 11:57AM MinusTwo wrote:

With a mastectomy, radiation is not usually a part of treatment.

Since you are HER2+, Herceptin is an important advancement in treatment. It has been a game changer in mortality for HER2+ patients, so it's well worth considering. It is usually started in conjunction with Taxol or Taxotere because it works better somehow - and then on it's own for a total of 17 infusions. Also you are ER/PR negative as I was, so you don't have the option of those continuing 5 or 10 year pills. The docs did not test for HER2 when I had my BMX for DCIS, so it took a recurrence to identify the overexpression & move toward treating that.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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