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Topic: do you get herceptin weekly w/your taxol or every 3 weeks?

Forum: HER2+ (Positive) Breast Cancer —

Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2019 05:21PM

Brooklyn1234 wrote:


I'm doing weekly taxol for 12 weeks along with herceptin. At my cancer centre, they do the herceptin every three weeks, rather than a lower dose every week. Just wondering if that's the same for others? My MO isn't big on answering questions...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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Oct 22, 2019 05:28PM MinusTwo wrote:

Yes - herceptin every 3 weeks

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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Oct 22, 2019 09:05PM Olma61 wrote:

yes, every three weeks here, too, including the period when I was getting weekly Taxol. I don’t know if anyone gets it every will be interesting to see

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone
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Oct 23, 2019 01:33PM Brooklyn1234 wrote:

Thanks for your feedback, all! A comment that one of the chemo nurses made had me wondering if every three weeks was standard of care -- it's reassuring to know it is. I think it was just a careless remark that I took wrong because, well, it's stressful going through cancer treatment!

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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Oct 23, 2019 03:12PM Ingerp wrote:

The early-stage triple positive women typically get Herceptin weekly with Taxol for 12 weeks, and then Herceptin only every three weeks (at triple the dose) for the balance of a year. There are some active "Triple Positive" and "Weekly Taxol" threads.

Dx 3/11/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 3/23/2016 Lumpectomy Surgery 4/20/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 5/18/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Dx 3/2/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 3/13/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Oct 25, 2019 04:31PM - edited Oct 25, 2019 04:32PM by DogMomRunner

I got Herceptin every week with the taxol for 12 weeks. Now it's just every three weeks. I am Her + but PR/ER - .

I didn’t know it was different for triple + .

You ain't run far enough to say My legs have failed You ain't gone far enough You ain't worked hard enough You ain't run far enough to say It ain't gonna get any better. Nathaniel Rateliff Dx 4/24/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/8 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 5/17/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Targeted Therapy 6/5/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/5/2019 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 9/21/2019 Whole-breast: Breast

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