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You may receive a lot of treatment information when you've just been diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer. Being an active participant in the development of your treatment plan can help you feel more in control and confident in the management of your cancer.
You may be encouraged to know that there are more treatments available every year to treat your disease.
Herceptin® (trastuzumab) has improved outcomes for early-stage HER2+ breast cancer patients, but it has not eliminated the risk of recurrence. Up to one in four early-stage HER2+ breast cancer patients experience recurrence after treatment in the adjuvant setting (after surgery) with Herceptin.
Fortunately, there is a treatment available to help you further reduce the risk of recurrence.watch my story
When developing the treatment plan with your healthcare team, be sure to ask about all of the options available at each step of your treatment.
To treat your cancer and help keep it from coming back, your course of therapy may include:
before surgery (if indicated) neoadjuvant therapy
treatment after surgery (chemotherapy and Herceptin® [trastuzumab]) adjuvant therapy
nerlynx, an anti-her2
targeted therapy extended adjuvant therapy
We're here to support you throughout your treatment. Provide some information below to receive tips and updates unique to where you are in treatment.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What is the most important information I should know about NERLYNX (ner links)?
NERLYNX® (neratinib) may cause serious side effects, including:
Your healthcare provider may change your dose of NERLYNX, temporarily stop or completely stop NERLYNX if needed to manage your diarrhea.
See "What are the possible side effects of NERLYNX?" for more information about side effects.
What is NERLYNX?
NERLYNX is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who have early-stage breast cancer, which:
It is not known if NERLYNX is safe and effective in children.
Before taking NERLYNX, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take medicines used to decrease stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs, and H-2 receptor antagonists. You should avoid taking these medicines during treatment with NERLYNX.
What are the possible side effects of NERLYNX?
NERLYNX may cause serious side effects, including:
See "What is the most important information I should know about NERLYNX?"
Common side effects of NERLYNX include:
These are not all the possible side effects of NERLYNX.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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