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i had a port with herceptin (trastuzumab) that leaked. what damage did that do?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Probably nothing: Herceptin (trastuzumab) is not a vesicant. It does not cause any local damage. Hope this helps.
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
No damage!: Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a biologic therapy, which is not really chemotherapy. It is formulated to be safe inside your veins and tissues, so the only side effect of it leaking out of your port is some extra fluid in the skin and tissues around your port. Your body will absorb this easily, so no harm done!

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