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Chemo HER 2 Positive stage 4- only reduced a little

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Lesley123
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Re: Chemo HER 2 Positive stage 4- only reduced a little

Hi Thumper . Thanks for your reply I am 77 so older than your mum and will probably have to have Chemo as the tumours in my spine and pelvis have got worse, I also have liver elevation but oncologist thinks it’s been caused by Exesmestrene so she has taken me off it, just waiting for ultrasound on the Liver she is ringing next week to discuss having chemo I am scared but Oncologist believes in it because it does kill the cancer cells, yourmum is a brave lady to go through it , I wish your mum good luck I will be thinking about her.x

Thumper22
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Re: Chemo HER 2 Positive stage 4- only reduced a little

Hi Lesley… yes mum now has other treatments planned which is a herceptin injection every 3 weeks, once her chemo is finished. Mum has had 11 sessions so far, on a weekly basis and has done them without any break. Mum is 69 and was very fit and well before her diagnosis. Mum for the first 6 sessions, was tired and had some hair loss although wasn’t as bad, as I had read. I would say mild side effects for the initial 6 weeks. With sessions 6-11 it has affected my mums balance, extreme diarrhoea and fatigue for a few days which meant she slept most of the day and night following chemo. Hope this helps Lesley xx

Lesley123
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Re: Chemo HER 2 Positive stage 4- only reduced a little

Hi so sorry about your Mums results but I sure the oncologist will give her more treatments, I have got to make up my mind weather to have Chemotheraphy or not, my last blood test came back with Liver Elevated so got to have ulstrasound to see what’s going on there.   Oncologist is ringing next week with results and talk about having Chemo, I feel at the moment I am to old to go through it I am 77 although Oncologists believes in it because it kills Cancer Cells so might go with what she say’s. How was your mother with the Chemo did she have many side effects I will be having 6 treatments over 6 months.

Jill1998
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Re: Chemo HER 2 Positive stage 4- only reduced a little

Hi sorry you haven’t had a reply yet . I’m sorry your Mum has had disappointing results from her scan . Hopefully someone will be able to share experiences which will make you feel more positive . You could also ask about this in the Ask the Nurses section or ring them to talk this through ? 

Thumper22
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Chemo HER 2 Positive stage 4- only reduced a little

Hello
Looking for any advice and some honest opinions. My mum after session 8/12 of chemo had an ultra sound and results were that it had shrank but not by much. Appreciate it’s better than no reduction or growing but I am gutted that she has endured the chemo for only a slight reduction. The treatment she had was Trastuzumub, Pallitaxel and Pertuzamab. Should I be grateful and it’s just a bad moment or is there anything else I can do to help x