Trastuzumab

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...

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Brief Answer:
should not do much damage

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Hi
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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Brief Answer:
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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Hi I have advanced stage 4 breast cancer. the cancer s her2 positive.my oncologist gave me Herceptin but that didn t stop my periods or stop my...

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Hi Dr My Mom is recovering from breast cancer she will be finished her herceptin in September yesterday she was complaining of her back being very...

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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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I had breast cancer in 2007 - left mastectomy, axillary clearance - grade 3. Only had radiotherapy and herceptin for year as 1 dose chemo nearly...

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I have a question regarding tumor markers. I just finished chemo TCH(doctaxel, carboplatin and herceptin) stage 2a, node negative,...

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i had triple positive left Ca breast. was treated with A+C 4 cycles,herceptin(3cycles) paclitaxel (12 cycles),then lumpectomy , radiation and then...

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A case of 58 yr old diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic cancer of Breast. AS PER THE ONCOLOGIST NOTES ON THE PRESCRIPTION: A Left breast 5*5 cm mass...

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