Sep 24, 2008 - 10:14 pm
After my third diagnoses of breast cancer - left breast in 2003 a stage 1 and then in 2006 in the right breast a DCIS then again a lump in the left breast. I had a bi-lateral mastectomy two weeks ago today and will have my first reconstruction expansion tomorrow.
I met with my oncologist to review the pathology report and the tumor size was 1.1 x 0.8 x0.5 cm and my estrogen and progesterone receptors were both negative and my Her2 status was positive. He has suggested that I have 6 treatments of Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin once every three weeks followed by 9 more months of Herceptin - once every three weeks.
Is anyone out there doing this treatment regimen? If so what can I expect for side effects?
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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