Jul 26, 2021 07:07PM Redkitty815 wrote:
My mom was diagnosed with Her2+/ER+/PR- cancer in March. She had a 6 mm tumor, grade 3, node negative. We received 3 different recommended treatment plans because of her age (75), existing conditions (Parkinson’s) and the small size and early stage of the tumor. The options were Herceptin + Taxol (the gentler of the taxanes), Herceptin + taxotere, and no chemo, just radiation and hormone therapy. So it’s possible, but for anything larger than a 5 mm tumor, the guidelines recommend herceptin + a chemo. We ultimately decided to go with Herceptin + taxol with a low bar to stop the Taxol should my mom have any neuropathy which could further complicate her Parkinson’s.