Hi everyone

I started herceptin injections in November last year. I have been taken off the treatment twice now as it caused me to have a reduced heart function. I am often breathless and tired so am unable to carry out the smallest task around my home without feeling short of breath.

Are any of you experiencing this and if so what is your oncologist advising you? I am seriously considering not continuing with the treatment but don’t yet know the risks if I stop

Thank you x

Hi Bev Ras

Thank you for taking the time to post on the Forum, and I’m sorry you haven’t had any response yet. I’m sure one of our Forum members will be in touch soon to share their experience.

Our Breast Care Nurses can offer you a friendly listening ear on our free Helpline 0808 800 6000, if you would like to speak to someone about this in the meantime. Alternatively, you can speak with our Nurses in the Ask Our Nurses area of the Forum and they will respond to you online.

Sending you my best wishes  :two_hearts:  x

Hi @Bev Ras  

I am in a later thread but found your post  about heart damage. How are you going now and did they offer any alternative therapy?

I have had 6 cycles of Herceptin after 4 AC and 8 of paclitaxel pre surgery and the last echo picked up a 9% drop in LVEF though still within normal limits. I am pausing treatment for two months which seems a long time. 

I do hope all is going well for you.