May 17, 2013 - 9:13 am
I have heard that people who have the HER-2 gene may possibly be able to get more effective treatment.
How do they test a person for the HER-2 gene? Do they perform a biopsy?
My mother who has esophageal cancer had a biopsy done back in 2011.
Would they be able to do the test on the biopsy they did back in 2011, or would she have to have a new endoscopy/biopsy done?
Also, if they find out that she has the HER-2 gene, what sort of treatment would they give her.
I'm assuming that she would have to continue with chemo except that they would give her a different combination of drugs. Is that correct?
I would greatly appreciate any help on this subject.
Thank you very much for your kind assistance.