What is Trastuzumab?

The drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) is used to treat metastatic breast cancer and early breast cancer. Some breast cancers have high amounts of a protein called HER2/neu on the surface of the cancer cells. Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that interferes with the HER2/neu receptor.

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I recently was treated 6 rounds of perjeta, herceptin, taxotere and carboplatin for stage 2 Iib breast cancer. Had lumpectomy . Tumor did not...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
should not do much damage

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.

Though some more details like full histopathology report would...

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I am a breast cancer survivor and now it has metastasized to my liver. I have had considerable weight gain in my abdomen. I am handling the...

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Hello. Survival depends upon the tumor properties

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details.

So the survival in...

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I fractured my wrist last Friday in florida and now I am in ohio , have breast cancer and take Herceptin treatments. I have developed a blister on...

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Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

From the description of your symptoms, I feel that the cast has been applied too tightly which has resulted in...

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