Welcome to the site. I was just diagnosed when the news about Herceptin came out and it became widely used for early-stage patients. It seemed like a good news, bad news kinda thing-- we had a really aggressive cancer, but had access to a drug that improves the chances of staying cancer-free for a long time.
dx 4/05 @ 34 y.o.
Stage IIIC, ER+ (90%)/PR+ (95%)/HER2+ (IHC 3+)
lumpectomy-- 2.5 cm 15+/37 nodes
(IVF in between surgery and chemo)
tx dd A/C, followed by dd Taxol & Herceptin
30 rads (or was it 35?)
Finished Herceptin on 7/24/06
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow." -- Helen Keller