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Old 12-22-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
Dakini52
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Edmonds, WA
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Excellent Healthcare Team

I have been with my original onc since the beginning. He and his team are awesome. His name is Doug Lee and he works through the Swedish group in Lynnwood, Washington. He also works out of Ballard, Wa. He is always up to date on current treatment options and communicates very well with me regarding options. Can't say enough good things about him!
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Diagnosed June, 2006 HER2+++, ER- PR-, Grade 3, Stage IIB. Modified radical mastectomy, radiation, chemo, Herceptin, Tykerb 1 year. [*]In remission until 2/2010. Small tumor detected on chest wall during routine scan. 2/2010 surgery to remove tumor, started Herceptin/Tykerb, follow up radiation. [*]12/26/2010 - Off Tykerb due to allergic reaction[*]12/16/2014 - Have continued on Herception for almost 5 years now and remain NED. Discussion with onc re adding Perjeta to the Herceptin as another way of preventing recurrence. Still in discussion phase. 12/26/14 Onc applying for approval for Perjeta.
Perjeta approved and I received one infusion. It had an immediate impact to my lungs and I experienced difficulty breathing so.....I'm going to be sticking with just Herceptin. Still looking for a good vaccine program to enroll in.

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