Topic: pregnancy after Her2+

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

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019 01:59PM

Posted on: Jul 2, 2019 01:59PM

elfmcg wrote:

Hi everyone,

I haven’t posted in a while, but am always reading, and i’m looking for some advice or insight.

I’m 37, and am two years on since diagnosis and myself and husband have recently started talking about children. I have none, and wasn’t sure if i even wanted one, but after going through treatment and every emotion that throws up, i started to feel like having a baby would actually be something i would like to happen.

My periods seem to be back to normal, ive still weight i put on over treatment that doesn’t seem to want to shift, but i suppose im wondering is having a baby even something i should think about? is it too soon? Basically, id like to hear if any of you have had similar thoughts post treatment and if you ended up having a baby?

Thanks in advanc

Dx 6/16/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, IHC Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 8/21/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 10/16/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Breast
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May 1, 2022 12:00PM persapoliviou wrote:

hi! Sorry but i dont speak English very well! I am 37 and i finish chemo 4 months ago! I am her2 positive and no hormonal cancer! I did ac and taxol and now herceptin! I wonder if i will have period again! You have period after chemo ? I am very sad because i dont want to have now menopause!

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May 1, 2022 02:26PM sarah_78 wrote:

Hi there persapoliviou,

I came here to ask the same question. I read Herceptin causes periods to stop on 60% of the women. I am getting Kadcyla, which is close to Herceptin, so thinking probably it is about the same. I never missed my period, it was very regular until chemo (TCHP) and during Chemo I got monthly injections to stop my ovaries since they said it would help preserve them.

My last injection was early January, then I had surgery and since February I started Kadcyla, no period. Wondering if it can come back or if I am not menopausal.

DIagnosed at 43, Hodgkin's Survivor (at 33)
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May 1, 2022 02:37PM elfmcg wrote:

Hi, I am the original poster. I was on the same regime as both of you. My periods stopped for nearly a year or thereabouts (maybe 8 months). Then came back, I then went on to conceive naturally and am now a mother to a healthy nearly two year old. :)

Dx 6/16/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, IHC Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 8/21/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 10/16/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy Breast
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May 1, 2022 07:39PM melbo wrote:

My period stopped as soon as I started chemo in August 2020, I finished treatment in August 2021, and my period started again in March 2022. On one hand it was nice to be done with periods, but on the other it’s probably good to go through menopause more naturally. We shall see

Diagnosed right before my 42nd birthday. One husband, two dogs, one cat and no kids. Dx 7/16/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/7 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 8/7/2020 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 8/7/2020 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/7/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/20/2020 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph node removal; Reconstruction (Left); Reconstruction (Right) Radiation Therapy 1/31/2021 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 2, 2022 11:31AM 1982m wrote:

elfmcg,

Congratulations! I turned 40 during treatment and am personally done with conceiving but I it’s so great to hear updates with happy endings! I’m sure there are lots of people who read this and will appreciate you coming back to update!

Dx 7/13/2021, IDC/DCIS, Left, <1, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+, IHC
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May 9, 2022 05:04PM persapoliviou wrote:

my doctor didn’t say anything to me about herceptin that stop my period (sorry for my English:))

That feeling that your head burn because of menopause stop 2 months ago and i am waiting my period to come back! I hope ! because is the only thing that remind me all this (and my hair of course)

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