Sep 03, 2012 - 7:29 pm
I finished 12 weekly taxol/herceptin treatments followed by 4 treatments (every three weeks) of FEC/herceptin. Last Wednesday I went in and had a right mastectomy with lymph node removal. My oncologist said the cancer grew (went from smaller lump to entire breast) and 16 nodes removed all cancerous(originally 2 were shown to have cancer in pet scan). Cancer was detected in lymphatic cells in skin of breast too. I am in shock along with my husband. Doctor wants to do pet scan to see what it shows but isn't optimistic. Radiation is next. Scared out of my mind. Don't want to say anything to my six children until I find out what pet scan shows. Has anyone else have the herceptin/chemo not work? Help.