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Facts and Myths about Breast Cancer
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1/4/2018Are your oncologists prescibing Nerlynx for any or all Her2+ patients who have completed Herceptin? If so, what criteria are they using, ie all early bc or what? I have been reading about it and trying to get a handle on a trend, but it seems all over the place for whom this is prescibed. I haven't had a chance to ask my MO yet.
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1/4/2018This is still a pretty new drug. When a drug is new, it takes time for oncologists to engage in using it. they want to see how it is working out at other cancer centers sometimes as well as determine for themselves what clinical situations they want to recommend it be given. There is even questions about how to define "early stage" breast cancer that is HER2 positive. some consider stage 3 early and others do not for example. so no trend yet. probably another year before we will see it more mainstream.

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