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Topic: Taxol & Herceptin

Forum: HER2+ (Positive) Breast Cancer —

Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2019 08:29PM

rlmessy wrote:

Has anyone done surgery then taxol and herceptin for 12 weeks?

My DX appears below but I am also a caregiver to my awesome Mom, a 13 year (2006) BC Survivor, IIIa IDC, ER/PR+, HER2+, R MX, Lymphedema R Arm Dx 10/10/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/18/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Nov 5, 2019 08:59PM MinusTwo wrote:

Being HER2+, my MO strongly suggested neoadjuvant chemo to shrink the tumor. The surgeon then has a definitive pictures before & after chemo. I kind of thought that's the way most HER2+ cases are treated.

Sorry I can't help. I had TCHP before surgery - 6 treatments 3 weeks apart.

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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Nov 5, 2019 09:09PM rlmessy wrote:

minustwo... that was where we were headed but my breasts are super dense with "innumerable enhancements and cysts" on the MRI.

I think this is an option because I had already decided on a double mastectomy. If I had chosen the lumpectomy this would not be a consideration. The oncologist thinks that it would be better to know for sure what is going on inside my ta-tas.

I am meeting with the surgeon on Thursday to get his opinion. This is all based in a recent trial that showed high 90% survival and no reoccurrance. I am in the process of researching the trial right now.

My DX appears below but I am also a caregiver to my awesome Mom, a 13 year (2006) BC Survivor, IIIa IDC, ER/PR+, HER2+, R MX, Lymphedema R Arm Dx 10/10/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 12/18/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Nov 5, 2019 09:12PM MinusTwo wrote:

I'll be interested in following your path.

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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Nov 5, 2019 10:50PM Caiti2067 wrote:

I had this treatment- surgery first then 12 weeks of weekly taxol and Herceptin followed by Herceptin every 3 weeks for the next 40 weeks. I’ve seen on this forum that it’s not uncommon but seems to be used with smaller tumors and node negative. My MO called it chemo light. The study backing it up had only 400 people but excellent results at the 7 year follow up

Diagnosed at 51 in routine mammogram. Have (had) extremely dense breast tissue. Oncologist said a lot of other stuff was in there (DCIS, Cysts, + a few other things) so glad I had BMX Dx 11/5/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/17/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Nov 6, 2019 06:10AM Ingerp wrote:

Look up and favorite the Weekly Taxol and Triple Positive threads. Lots of good information there.

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 Targeted Therapy 5/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 5/18/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/20/2018 Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 8, 2019 01:15PM DogMomRunner wrote:

I had lumpectomy and then the taxol/Herceptin every week for 12 weeks. Now I am getting Herceptin every three. My stats are below

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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Nov 17, 2019 06:53AM Faith123 wrote:

Hi Guys,

Has anyone had 6 or more months delay in receiving Herceptin?

Did they have progression because of the delay?

I've had one H injection with Taxol and I'm now sorting out drama with my medical insurance and it looks like I'm not winning and will only be able to carry on with the H injection in April next year.

For now I’m still carrying on with the week Taxol,prior to this I had 4 cycles of AC

dx'd with Stage IV Dx 5/2019, IDC, Left, <1cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery
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Nov 20, 2019 09:03PM MCBaker wrote:

I had a mastectomy, then taxol and herceptin, then herceptin. Only have one more herceptin to go, then many scans and blood tests and mammos. My onco says I am lucky...... But if there are ever any questions about the health of lefty, she will get cut off (sad, because she fed my babies well, but life is life).

Mary Dx 10/3/2018, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 11/16/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 12/18/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/19/2018 Taxol (paclitaxel) Surgery 6/27/2019 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Saline implant
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Nov 21, 2019 05:24PM WC3 wrote:

Faith123:

I had the herceptin and perjeta concurrently with chemotherapy, which I believe is the standard of care.

Do you have a nurse navigator? Mine helped me sort out some insurance stuff in the beginning.

Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Nov 28, 2019 10:49PM Bejeweled wrote:

Rlmessy,

I had surgery 10/28, starting chemo 12/4 (AC for 4 rounds, then Taxol and Herception for 12 weeks, and then Herceptin alone). Radiation at some point as well.

Dx 8/27/2019, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 10/27/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy 12/3/2019 AC + T (Taxol)

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