Monthly Archives: May 2012

T-DM1 Infusion Number II Went Well

Last Friday, Lisa had her second T-DM1 infusion at MGH. The treatment went smoothly with no surprises. She endured a few days of feeling yucky, which was not unexpected since T-DM1 does have a chemotherapy component. She’s feeling much better … Continue reading

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T-DM1 Infusion Number II Tomorrow

Three weeks ago Lisa had her first T-DM1 infusion. After a few days of the typical chemo side effects, nausea, fatigue, etc., she began to feel better and has been feeling better ever since! The parotid gland, raisin-sized tumors, which … Continue reading

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Trastuzumab Emtansine Treatment 1

Lisa’s first treatment with Trastuzumab Emtansine (T-DM1) went very smoothly. She was somewhat apprehensive before the infusion because her first Herceptin (Trastuzubab) infusion triggered a severe episode of rigors, which took about an hour to get under control. Luckily, this … Continue reading

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T-DM1: That is the Answer!

I just got off the phone with our MGH oncologist and the sorting hat placed Lisa in T-DM1 house! This is great news. T-DM1 is the closest thing they have to a “magic bullet” for the type of cancer that … Continue reading

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T-DM1, or Not T-DM1: That is the Question

Three weeks ago, Lisa had the first MRI scans of her brain since her neurosurgery. The report based on the MRI couldn’t have been better. The surgical site is healing nicely and there are no indications of new or progressing … Continue reading

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