Re: Herceptin Only
Because it hasn't been tested that way at all - only with chemo. There is a study on metastatic women testing it with Arimidex vs Arimidex alone.
Found lump via BSE
Diagnosed 8/04 at age 45
1.9cm tumor, ER+PR-, Her2 3+(rt side)
2 micromets to sentinel node
left 3mm DCIS - low grade ER+PR+Her2 neg
4DD AC followed by 4 DD taxol
Used Leukine instead of Neulasta
35 rads on right side only
4/05 started Tamoxifen
Started Herceptin 4 months after last Taxol due to
trial results and 2005 ASCO meeting & recommendations
Started Arimidex 9/05
Finished Herceptin (16 months) 9/06
Zometa every 6 months for osteopenia
NED 12 years!
Said Christopher Robin to Pooh: "You must remember this: You're braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think"