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Old 11-30-2014, 06:44 PM   #9
caya
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Re: What is measurement date for 5 yr mark?

I am hopeful that with Herceptin use for early stagers, really only within the last 8 years or so, future studies will prove that even we triple+s will have a lower risk of recurrence as well.

I remember my onc. telling me in January 2007, when I started Herceptin, that I was basically a "pioneer", that I would be in the 10 year statistics 10 years hence (now going on 8 years). More so because I am triple +, and very highly ER/PR+. Of the 6 or so triple+ gals I know who started treatment around the same time as I did, all early stagers 1-3, no one has recurred. Hip hip hooray!!

all the best
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3 x FEC, 3 x Taxotere
Herceptin - every 3 weeks for a year, finished May 8/08

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