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Topic: possible to lose weight on herceptin?

Forum: Working on Your Fitness —

Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2020 11:29AM

Brooklyn1234 wrote:

I'm halfway through my year-long course of herceptin, and am feeling very bloated all the time. I also have 20 lbs to lose for health reasons. Has anyone had luck losing weight while on this drug? I am not on any estrogen blocking drugs, just herceptin. I have read that some people actually lose weight on herceptin, but that is definitely not me. I gained weight during chemo, which makes sense due to the steroids, and am now wondering whether the herceptin is stopping me from losing the weight. I was already in menopause and struggling with my weight before being diagnosed. Anyone with similar experiences or a story to share about weight and herceptin?

Thanks!

Dx 11/1/2009, 1cm, Stage I, 0/9 nodes, ER-/PR+, HER2+ Dx 9/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, ER-, HER2+ Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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