I am triple positive ER, PR, HER2. Had 4 EC followed by 4 DTP and continuing with TP. Had a mastectomy 2 weeks ago (my choice) and the pathology results were completely clear. No cancer cells in any of the tissue or lymph nodes taken.
I cant say it was easy but to be told I had a complete response almost makes it worthwhile. Radiotherapy and a range of drugs to come so not finished with treatment but the knowledge that the tumour has been taken is a huge relief.
Maybe that gives you all some hope that the journey you’re about to embark on is the right one. Good luck. Xx
Hi there, I've just joined the forum. I'm triple positive with a tumour less than 2cm and am 42 years old.
My Oncologist recommended I start chemotherapy immediately and I am on TCH (Taxotere, Herceptin and Carboplatin) together with Pertuzamb. I am about to have my third round of chemo and am just waiting for some of my liver function levels to recover after round 2 (have been delayed 2 weeks).
I was also offered the surgery option first, but my Oncologist said Pertuzamb was particularly effective at reducing tumour mass if used straight away, and could mean less invasive surgery.
So it's chemo, surgery then radiotherapy for me. The side effects have been tiredness, flu like aches and pains, some nausea and heartburn. Effects have varied between treatments.
Hope the information is helpful. All the best with your treatment.
I am new here and in the process of deciding on chemo regimen, anyone had TC with herceptin for early triple positive? Seems most people have FEC-T? My tumour is 1.4 cm IDC HR8/PR8 HER +ve, node negative.