Getting a second opinion on treatment

Hi, Does anyone have experience of this? My Mum wants to have only antibody drugs not chemo for her HER2+ cancer, and however Mum’s had conflicting advice about whether this is possible, although her consultant says not, another GP says they think an appeal to NICE would go through as she’s recovering from a stroke.

Any advice welcome. Thanks

I don’t have experience of this, but my consultant told me that having chemotherapy (Paclitaxel in my case) alongside the hormone blocker Herceptin doubled the effectiveness of the Herceptin. Also, that this had only become apparent from results of trials that completed in the last 2 years. I know it doesn’t answer your question but I thought it might be useful piece of information.