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Topic: Triple Positive, Herceptin and Recurrance

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Posted on: Jun 28, 2007 07:09AM

snufflesmom wrote:

I was just curious to see who was dx triple +++ and had herceptin and if you had a reccurance? And if you did how long after your inital dx was the mets dx?

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Jun 28, 2007 07:28AM LuAnnH wrote:


I am triple positive and was triple positive first time around. I was stage II, IDC, no nodes positive. Had 4 A/C & 4 Taxotere. Herceptin was not available when I was first dx. My orginal dx was 12/98.

LuAnn -- Dx 7/2/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jun 29, 2007 04:27PM KLynn wrote:

Hi Randi, I am also triple +++++ off the charts so they say. I was lucky enough to get into one of the original trials back in 2000.I was put in the 1 yr trial while others were put in 6 months.I received it every week. My recurrence was 51/2 yrs later in Jan of 2006.I have been back on Herceptin for 16 months now with different chemos and the wonderful herceptin seems to be working again. I wish I had never come off of it. My mets are to my lungs. I get my herceptin every week now. May go to every 3 weeks when lungs are clear. Hope this helps.Take Care KLynn.

How lucky I was to have known someone, that was so hard to say goodbye to.... Dx Stage IV, 6/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+

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