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Old 06-28-2016, 04:19 AM   #1
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Chest pain anyone?

Hello everyone,

I had my first Herceptin only infusion nearly three weeks ago, after 12 weekly taxol/herceptin infusions. I felt some strong chest pain a little left of the sternum during the first week after infusion and the pain has lingered, though less strong, ever since. I am worried it might happen again after this week's infusion.

My initial heart scan and the 3 month follow up showed that my left ventricular ejection fraction is holding steady at 65. A recent bone scan showed no mets.

I can't take ibuprofen because I am on daily injections of an anticoagulant (Fragmin), but I have taken Tylenol, which had no effect on the pain. I have had acid reflux in the past, and this doesn't feel like reflux.

I am new to the forum and hoping someone can share if they've experienced this. I would hate to stop taking Herceptin but concerned about heart damage.
Invasive or Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) - January 2016
Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2 +++
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