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Herceptin vs. Letrozole for Breast Cancer

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Herceptin

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Other Names: Trastuzumab

Letrozole

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/ 32,271 posts
Other Names: Femara
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 110,853 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 32,271 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Trastuzumab (International Nonproprietary Name trade name Herceptin) is a monoclonal antibody that interferes with the HER2/neu Receptor (biochemistry).The HER receptors are proteins that are embedded in the cell membrane and communicate molecular... Read more on Wikipedia
Letrozole (International Nonproprietary Name, trade name Femara) is an oral non-steroidal aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of hormonally-responsive breast cancer after surgery.Estrogens are produced by the conversion of androgens through the a... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Lauezz
February 26, 2014
Lauezz wrote
Letrozole and Ramipril
i was diagnosed with breast cancer august 2013 spread to lungs and bones, only this month i have been getting joint pain and pins and needles in hands like yourself, what are you taking, im just taking paracetamol for pain
chris  |  March 6, 2014
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By Mama Laura
November 15, 2013
Mama Laura wrote
Femara and numbness in hands and feet
I take letrozole, the generic of femara, and I am also dealing with tingling and numbness in feet,
also lower back and hip pain. I was tempted to stop the drug to see if symptoms would cease, but after reading other comments from woman, I hope after a year or so the side effects would ease up a little. I hope this encourages you a little bit, to let you know your not alone with this. I hope the best for you along with other women God bless.
kathy  |  January 15, 2014
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By Linda
November 11, 2013
Linda wrote
Herceptin and Chemo brain
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By suz54
September 8, 2013
suz54 wrote
docetaxel vs. letrozole? ......... OR DOCETAXEL AND LETROZOLE
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By Wanda
August 22, 2013
Wanda wrote
Herceptin & Aspirin
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What patients are saying about Herceptin + Letrozole + Breast Cancer

51 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
down to the Herceptin or due to the Letrozole I am also on....
...there are those who manage Herceptin with minimal side effects and ...this is down to the Herceptin or due to the Letrozole I am also on. On ...the one below: - Re: Herceptin side effects ( ...
with carboplatin. I am continuing with 3 weekly herceptin...
...attempt at posting this. First one seems to have disappeared into the ether. I have just finished 6 cycles of taxotere and herceptin, most of them with carboplatin. I am continuing with 3 weekl...
with carboplatin. I am continuing with 3 weekly herceptin...
...at posting this. First one seems to have disappeared into the ether.\ \ I have just finished 6 cycles of taxotere and herceptin, most of them with carboplatin. I am continuing with 3...
a return, then tamoxifen for five years and now on letrozole...
...then discovered my tumour was HER2 positive after I thought my treatments all finished eight years ago in 2005, I then had herceptin for a year to prevent a return, then tamoxifen for...
chemin beginning of August 2012 and am now on herceptin...
...Herceptin and wondered if anyone else's white cell count has been affected. I am now on the 5th lot of antibiotics for a chest infection and I am convinced its due to my body not being able too fig...
breast cancer..in aug 2011, started taking letrozole...
...have been for breast ca)....In 2011 had liver mets, retested all tissues...never had lung cancer, wrong chemo....was breast cancer..in aug 2011, started taking letrozole daily and every...
radiotherapy and 18 sessions of Herceptin. Now on Letrozole...
...this site and very very anxious and scared. Following a lumpectomy in Jan 2009 which was Grade 3. I then had 4 sessions of Dozytazile (sorry spelling awful and I don't know the abbrevaitions)15 d...
not show any other tumours anywhere else My breast cancer...
...a year of herceptin and 10 years of Letrozole... That of course is if the CT Scan and MRI scan in the next 2 weeks do not show any other tumours anywhere else My breast cancer nurse recommended I...
had radiotherapy to my head, followed by chemo and herceptin...
...diagnosed with breast cancer mets in February 2010 (I originally had BC with mastectomy in 1998 and had been well in the interim). I had radiotherapy to my head, followed by chemo and herceptin ...
in October 2009, had mx, chemo, rads and am now on letrozole...
...ladies Don't know what to do, have found a lump just off the middle of my breast bone and approx 2 inches under my scar, it feels like a slightly larger chocolate button and is extremely tender t...
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