Mar 20, 2012 - 8:44 pm
I was given 9 treatments of Herceptin before my heart infraction rate went too low to continue. I was taken off for three months to see if my rate would go up. I had two mugascans during this time. My heart infraction ratio did improve but not to the normal rate. My oncologist said I cannot finish the last 8 Herceptin treatments due to my heart not returning to normal function.
Has anyone ever been taken off this drug before finishing their treatments because of heart problems? I am very scared that I didn't get the total amount of treatments. I got nine out of 17 treatments.
I had chemo, radiation, nine treatments of Herceptin and presently taking Arimidex for five years.
I know most girls who have problems with Herceptin are taken off this drug a few months and their heart returns to normal where they can finish their treatments. I just never heard of anyone being take off Herceptin for good before finishing.
Anyone out there who didn't finish their treatments? I am very upset about not finishing.
I hope somebody can answer this question and put my mind at ease.
God Bless All Of You.