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Postponing Herceptin midway through treatment

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Re: Postponing Herceptin midway through treatment

I had all 18 Herceptin injections but there have been trials that say 9 or even 3 of them are as good as the entire 18.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)30650-6/fulltext

 

So perhaps that will help you decide. Good luck with whatever you do.

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Re: Postponing Herceptin midway through treatment

Hi @Labrador Girl 

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In the meantime, if you'd like to chat with one of our Breast Care Nurses, you can call them on our free Helpline - 0808 800 6000. They are available during the week 9am-5pm and 10am-2pm on Saturdays.

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Postponing Herceptin midway through treatment

Finished chemo, surgery and radiotherapy. Now on dose 10 of 17 Herceptin. I recently had a fall and am not managing to cope with the resultant injury. Based on years of experience, I know that one deep tissue massage would resolve it. Problem is that I'm not eligible for treatment due to Covid.

I wonder how long it takes for the immunosuppressed period to pass after an injection of Herceptin? Given the extent of the problems arising from my musculoskeletal injury, I am considering postponing the next Herceptin injection in order to restore my immune system. Obviously this is something I will discuss with my oncology team, but I wonder if anyone can offer any feedback in the meantime - I'd be really grateful.