TALKING WITH YOUR DOCTOR

It is common to have questions for your primary care doctor, nurses, surgeon, and oncologist after your diagnosis

You can talk to someone you’re comfortable with on your healthcare team to help you understand your treatment plan. Here are some common questions to get you started.

Choosing a treatment plan:

  • Why is treatment given before surgery?
  • Is PERJETA-based treatment before surgery an option for me?
  • Which medicines would be part of my targeted treatment regimen?
  • How does PERJETA work together with Herceptin® (trastuzumab) and docetaxel?

Preparing for treatment:

  • What do I need to do to prepare for my infusions?
  • How do I find an infusion center?
  • What should I bring with me to the infusion center?
  • Will I need to change my lifestyle?
  • How will I feel while taking treatment?
  • What side effects might I experience with PERJETA-based treatment?
  • How long will I be receiving PERJETA?
  • How long does each treatment session last?
  • How often will I need to have infusions?
  • How long until I have surgery?

During treatment:

  • How can my doctor and I tell if the treatment is working?
  • What possible side effects could I expect, and how severe will they be?
  • Are there things I can do to help with certain side effects?
  • How will I feel after these treatments?
  • Do I need to arrange for transportation to and from treatment? 

After surgery:

  • What treatment options are available to me after surgery?
  • When will I restart Herceptin, and how long will I need to receive it?
  • What side effects can I expect?

Downloadable materials 

Find additional information about HER2+ breast cancer and PERJETA. Please talk to your healthcare team about your medical condition and treatment. Only your doctor and healthcare team can give you medical advice.

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