Can I have Herceptin if ill?

Evening - I know I can probably find this info from hospital but feeling rubbish and just wondering if anyone can help. I’m due  to have last Herceptin injection at start of next week ?? but for the first time since starting treatment (Feb 2018) I have come down with a terrible sore throat and hacking cough. I mean fingers crossed it will clear up over the week but if it doesn’t will I still be able to have my injection? I’ve tried googling but can’t find anything. 


I don’t know the answer but you can delay your Herceptin injection for up to a week without having the larger loading dose that you have when starting treatment.


Hi Bibi


I don’t know if you’ve found an answer to your question but I’m sure you can still have the injection.  However, if you’re still unwell, it will be best to check with whoever gives it to you first.


One of the ladies who was having Herceptin injections the same time as me - incidentally, I finished my 12 months worth in June last year.  She had to receive major heart surgery before finishing and so hers were delayed for some time - I don’t think she had to have the re-loading session before the injection. 


Hope you feel better very soon and can have your final injection!  - A great day to celebrate! x