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Topic: How to avail Herceptin

Forum: HER2+ (Positive) Breast Cancer —

Testing, treatment, side effects, and more.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2020 09:06PM

Leonor57 wrote:

Hi . I'm writing in behalf of my dear my mother who's from Philippinesand came to visit me her in the US . She's the one who has. BC and her2 + . She didn't have insurance and not a resident here . How can we avail herceptin ? We could not afford the $70k full course of herceptin. She have undergone mastectomy and chemo but not herceptin . I have read about Herclon in India that's also manufactured from Roche but I don't know if the Herclon drug in India I found in the internet if it's authentic . Is there any way we can avail herceptin ? Or the authentic Herclon drug ?

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Jan 22, 2020 12:26AM Moderators wrote:

Hi there, Leonor57. You may want to check with the doctor she's seeing here in the US, they could have information about how to get Herceptin at a lower cost, perhaps through a rebate program. We would caution against purchasing meds online, as there's no way to verify that the drugs are authentic, as you mentioned. There may also be social programs that offer the drugs at discounted prices in certain circumstances, or local organizations that can help offset the cost. Social services in your area may have more information about those types of programs!

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Jan 22, 2020 12:35AM MinusTwo wrote:

Also note - Herceptin is kick started by giving WITH taxol or taxotere. I don't know if it would be recommended alone at this point. Your mother's doctor or nurse or the hospital should be able to help.

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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Jan 24, 2020 02:34AM Lcharmie wrote:

Hello MinusTwo,

I am sorry we have to meet this way. Here's hoping I can be of some help.

Contact "Genentech", to see if your Mom qualifies for one of their financial programs. Hopefully, good luck.


LINDA C Dx 11/17/1998, DCIS, 1cm, Stage IIIA, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Jan 24, 2020 02:44AM Lcharmie wrote:

Hello Lenore 57

I am sorry, I got my names and message mixed up.

Also , I am sorry MinusTwo.

Lenore57 please read my message above. Guess I need to head to bed, but just wanted to share some info.

Have a good nite all.


LINDA C Dx 11/17/1998, DCIS, 1cm, Stage IIIA, ER-/PR-, HER2+

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