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Treatment for her2 breast cancer?

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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Herceptin (trastuzumab)

The local treatment option (breast conservation versus mastectomy) are the same.
The diff comes with systemic therapy. Her2+ cancers are more aggressive but this is counteracted by the biological (antibody) herceptin (trastuzumab). This is generally given with chemo. Since this is the case, it may often given before surgery (neoadj) to gain additional prognostic info and shrink the primary.

In brief: Herceptin (trastuzumab)

The local treatment option (breast conservation versus mastectomy) are the same.
The diff comes with systemic therapy. Her2+ cancers are more aggressive but this is counteracted by the biological (antibody) herceptin (trastuzumab). This is generally given with chemo. Since this is the case, it may often given before surgery (neoadj) to gain additional prognostic info and shrink the primary.
Dr. Sean Canale
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Herceptin (trastuzumab) will

Be included in your treatment regimen, but not enough information to relate what else and in what sequnce.
Good luck and best wishes.

In brief: Herceptin (trastuzumab) will

Be included in your treatment regimen, but not enough information to relate what else and in what sequnce.
Good luck and best wishes.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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