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breast cancer in lymph nodes

Recently had chemo and then breast removed from 2 spots on breast and in 2 lymph nodes under right arm now fix s tart 6 -8 radiation and herceptin 1 xmonthe for 12 months could cancer spread ## Yes, there is always a risk of cancer spreading, or of developing new cancer. The best thing to do is to follow your doctor's instructions for further treatment to help prevent it from spreading. The FDA does warn that you may experience side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, weight loss and hair loss. Have you started treatment, yet?

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oncology / cancer drug

Biological drugs based on monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) have emerged as a preferred option for treating various cancer types, especially for blood cancer (leukemia). Rising incidence of various cancer conditions, growing popularity of advance therapies (biological and targeted drug therapies). Patent expiration of key cancer drugs such as Herceptin, Erbitux, Rituxan and Avastin, is expected to boost the growth of cancer biosimilars market by 2020.

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erseptin

I wonder if this drug has side effects. Thanks ## Did you mean to say Herceptin? Herceptin is used in the treatment of HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. One of the significant complications of this drug is its effect on the heart. Research I have gathered states that Herceptin is associated with cardiac dysfunction in 2-7% of cases. To learn more information about Herceptin's history and side effects, please follow the link below... NOTE: You may need to scroll down to the middle of the page. If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back so I can further assist you.

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