Jun 21, 2001 - 1:57 pm
HI. I'm new to this group and wanted to see if their was anyone out there who is in my situation. I was diagnosed in March of 2000. Had a lumpectomy followed by 4 a/c's and 4 taxols. I've had 50 treatments of herceptin with only 2 remaining. I want to stay on the herceptin but my doctor will not let me. In talking with others in the chemo room their are lots of people who have been on herceptin longer than that. My scans have been clear, however, he has not given me a bone scan or MRI. Shouldn't I get an MRI since lots of Her2+ people have it travel to the brain? What would be his reasoning in not doing this? I had 6 positive nodes so the fear of reoccurence is frightning to me.