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Old 08-18-2004, 12:28 AM   #1
Lolly
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We've decided to complete 24 weeks of chemo/Herceptin before enrolling in the study. This is week 15. I think it's best not to rock the boat since it's doing the job so I'm going to play it safe; hopefully I'll be NED for sure by then! Also a factor was the possibility of the study filling up before I finished my regimen but so far 5 people are enrolled and they will take 20 so I think I'll still be able to get in.
I feel good about this decision that I'm going to have the best chance for long term control by hopefully ensuring that I'm NED before entering the trial.


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Old 08-20-2004, 02:39 AM   #2
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I also am looking at going on the study - however I thought that I could be on my Herceptin/chemo at the same time....is that not so? I've been battling my breast cancer since Nov. with chemo now a mastectomy & now radiation & then more chemo & Herceptin starting in Oct. Are they telling you that your body will weaken with teh vaccine?
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Old 08-20-2004, 01:21 PM   #3
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No I don't believe that's the case. This vaccine trial is designed to try and answer the question of whether the vaccine and Herceptin together will create a stronger immune response and delay or prevent recurrence. If you're on chemo also " it would ""muddy the waters""" so to speak and they wouldn't have a clear picture of whether the vaccine/herceptin combo works.
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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Lolly:

Can you be stage 2B with one node positive and still participate after you have completed the traditional chemo?
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