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What type of cancer has her2 receptors?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Breast Cancer

Overexpression of the her2/neu receptor is found in app.
25% of breast cancer patients and is associated with more aggressive cancers. This overexpression may also be found in patients with ovarian-, stomach-, and uterine cancer. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a drug used to target these cancer cells and suppress their growth.

In brief: Breast Cancer

Overexpression of the her2/neu receptor is found in app.
25% of breast cancer patients and is associated with more aggressive cancers. This overexpression may also be found in patients with ovarian-, stomach-, and uterine cancer. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a drug used to target these cancer cells and suppress their growth.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Eric Brown
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually aggressive

Most her2+ cancers are aggressive.
The indications for chemotherapy are much more common: tumors > 5 mm and (+) lymph nodes. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a targeted agent give w chemotherapy and for an additional time period, totaling one year. Very effective.

In brief: Usually aggressive

Most her2+ cancers are aggressive.
The indications for chemotherapy are much more common: tumors > 5 mm and (+) lymph nodes. Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a targeted agent give w chemotherapy and for an additional time period, totaling one year. Very effective.
Dr. Eric Brown
Dr. Eric Brown
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