I have multiple tumours on my lungs but they are stable at the moment and I have no symptoms. I am not Her 2 pos so not on herceptin but apparently it works by attaching itself to the surface of the cancer cells and blocking them from receiving growth signals. It can destroy the cancer cells by alerting the immune system to fight the cancer.
Are they going to give you chemo along with herceptin Hilsey? Hope you have great results from your treatment.. Love Sheila. Xx
Welcome to this board. You will get lots of support on here and it really helps! I'm sorry that you have to be here but glad that you have found us. Please don't listen to what your onc says or to statistics. The statistics are way out of date and I don't know why doctors give a time like he has done because they don't know! You will see when you look at the forums in more depth that herceptin can control BC for years and there are other drugs coming out all the time.
I was diagnosed with lung Mets almost 3 years ago and I am still here and doing virtually everything I was doing then.
Please be positive. Do as much research as you can so that you know what treatment is available.
If you Google for "positive stories" for lung Mets you will find survival stories of several years. Good luck with your treatment Hilsey and keep on this forum. You will find it very helpful. Love Sheila. Xx