Met with the medical oncologist on Monday morning. She has outlined the treatment plan as follows:
4 doses of two chemotherapy drugs, Docataxel and Cyclophosphamide. They will be given every 3 weeks. At the second dose, Herceptin will be added. I will continue with Herceptin for a total of 17 treatments, every 3 weeks.After that, pills, for a few years.
The risk of recurrence is 10% after 10 years with the treatment.
There are many appointments and procedures to go through now, prior to beginning the chemotherapy on May 27th. There will be a heart test, which will be done every 3 months, lab work and placement of a port. There is a free chemotherapy information class to attend as well.