Can Herceptin be taken for ductal carcinoma in situ?

Posted on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 in Cancer
Question: HI:

I was just diagnosed with DCIS, I am waiting for my Her2 results. The progesterone and estrogen are neg hoping my HER2 is positive to avoid chemo. If I have to take Herceptin is this a pill or an infusion. XXXXXXX
Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 28 minutes later
Brief Answer:
hello dear. herceptin is not required

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details. As per the guidelines, her-2 testing is not required in dcis and even if it comes out to be positive, treatment for her2 is not reqyired in dcis. Herceptin is an infusion drug.
Thanks and regards
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