Travelling abroad on perjeta and herceptin

Hii wonder if anyone has been through similar situation.
Was diagnosed with liver and lung mets before christmas.
Im currently on taxotare (chemo), perjeta and herceptin. Had 5th chemo yesterday. Last chemo due on 24th april. Will then carry on with just perjeta and herceptin til the end of time!
Have had herceptin before with no side effects not sure what will happen with perjeta.
Desperately need holiday/break/sone sun. Have booked a cruisr for end of june for a week in he med. Realised probably should have talked to the oncologist but havent yet. The chemo nurse said they wont be happen but i said so said what am i not allowed to go away for rest of my life??
Any thoughts anyone?

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Hi Bunny really sorry to hear about your situation.  I don’t know what the medical answer to your question is, but sounds like you have been through a very tough time & are desperately in need of your holiday.  I would be tempted to go for it unless you feel ghastly. What are the nurses worried about, a neutropenic crisis whilst you’re at sea? I guess they have a point that you would be a considerable time away from a hospital if you suddenly need one.  What about something on land if they say no to a cruise? xx