Topic: Looking for Her2 Positive survivor stories

Forum: HER2+ (Positive) Breast Cancer — Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014 09:47AM

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014 09:47AM

Lovemyboysandlabs wrote:

Hello, I was dx in February with Her2+ BC. I went through the chemo, the mastectomy and now in the midst of radiation. I will finish that in December and will be on the Herceptin through March. 

I, like so many BC survivors, have a constant fear of metastisis. I can't shake it. I think what I need is to read stories of those with my type of BC that have survived for years with no recurrence. Please share your stories with those of us that are still in treatment or just finishing that are scared.


Dx 2/12/2014, IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 3/3/2014 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/3/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Oct 20, 2021 12:29PM angieb92 wrote:

Liz and Ardith - thank you so much for sharing!

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/3/2020 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Targeted Therapy 4/10/2020 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Oct 25, 2021 02:10PM margun wrote:

Liz and Ardith. Thank you for sharing

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Oct 26, 2021 01:39PM - edited Oct 26, 2021 01:40PM by deniseml

canadaliz: God bless both of you for this inspirational post! Thanking you from the bottom of my heart as I embark on my own survivor quest!

Dx 8/3/2020, IDC/IBC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIIC, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/15/2021 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Immunotherapy Radiation Therapy Whole breast, Radiation boost: Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Nov 7, 2021 01:02AM liza17 wrote:

I am 9 yrs out since diagnosis. Doing good!

Dx 11/13/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 3, 2/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/7/2012 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Right): Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Left) Targeted Therapy 1/22/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 1/22/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/30/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 7, 2021 08:45AM dutchiegirl wrote:

Today is my three year “cancer-versary”! I’m doing really well and am now at the point where my mind doesn’t jump to cancer when I have an ache or a pain. I remind myself that I am getting older (which, in itself is a gift!) and so I’m going to get older people conditions. My life is really good too. I’m working, I’ve joined a dragonboat team, I’m in good shape (finally!) and I have two beautiful granddaughters to keep me young. Those were some dark days in the beginning and, without going in to detail, there were mistakes made. But I’m here and I now try to enjoy each day as it comes. It took a lot of therapy and some meds to get me here but I’m hoping for many more years. Her2+ feels scary as does HR-. But it can be done! Best of luck to those who are just starting this journey. It does get better!

Lori-Anne Dx 11/7/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 6/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Dx 11/7/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/14/2019 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left): Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right) Chemotherapy 3/4/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/29/2019 Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Nov 9, 2021 11:17AM pchyen wrote:

Hi Lori-Anne, congrats!

Peter, Nicole’s Husband. Nicole was diagnosed with IDC April 5, 2021. Dx 4/2021, IDC/Paget's, Right, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/28/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 6/23/2021 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 6/24/2021 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Nov 9, 2021 04:25PM - edited Nov 9, 2021 04:26PM by flower68

Hello ladies

Just like tessu was diagnosed in August 2015 and we started our chemo September 2015. Six years survivor, still here, still NED and now I am having regular yearly mammograms like the general population.

Hugs and more hugs to all


Dx 8/28/2015, IDC, Left, ER-/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 9/11/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/11/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/11/2015 Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/2/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin)
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Nov 9, 2021 08:15PM Blessedwoman wrote:

HeartLove to each person on the journey to the Herceptin finish line. Hang in there!

Diagnosis-metastatic Hertu positive on October 5, 2005 as per analysis of fine needle aspiration of lump under arm followed by analysis of core needle sampling.

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Nov 13, 2021 01:03AM Dollieg214 wrote:

Verysweet of you to post! Thank you :)

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