Will breast cancer come back while on Herceptin?

Answer On One Hand: Clinical Trials Show EffectivenessThe National Cancer Institute stated in 2005 that early-stage breast cancer patients overexpressing (making too much of) the HER-2 protein who receive... Read More »

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Why is Herceptin used only in advanced breast cancer?

The monoclonal antibody Herceptin (trastuzumab) treats a specific type of breast cancer. Herceptin blocks the action of HER2, a protein that stimulates cancer cell growth. Not all breast cancers ex... Read More »

Herceptin and Gemzar as a First Line of Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Trastuzumab (brand name Herceptin) and gemcitabine (brand name Gemzar) are both anticancer drugs sometimes used to treat breast cancer. Trastuzumab, however, is only effective against certain types... Read More »

How common is it for breast cancer to come back?

Breast cancer recurrence rates depend on several factors including the type of cancer, age of the patient and type of treatment. In a study conducted at Philadelphia's Fox Chase Cancer Center from ... Read More »

Having serious breast pain while fighting breast cancer, normal or not?

Does she definitely have breast cancer? What kind of breast cancer? How far into her treatment is she? If she is experiencing breast pain then her oncologist needs to know and they can tell her ... Read More »