TALKING WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE TEAM

If you have HER2+ metastatic breast cancer, there are things you may want to ask your team

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.

Before starting treatment

  • What does “metastatic” or “advanced” breast cancer mean?
  • Is PERJETA-based treatment an appropriate treatment choice for my type of metastatic breast cancer?
  • How is PERJETA different from Herceptin® (trastuzumab)?
  • How is PERJETA different from docetaxel?
  • How and when is PERJETA given?
  • What side effects might I experience with PERJETA-based treatment?

Preparing for treatment

  • What do I need to do to prepare for my infusions?
  • How do I find an infusion center?
  • Should I arrange for transportation to and from my infusion?
  • What should I bring with me to the infusion center?
  • How long do I need to receive PERJETA?
  • How long do I need to receive docetaxel?
  • Will I need to have a port for my infusion?

During treatment

  • How can my doctor and I tell if the treatment is working?
  • What side effects should I expect, and how severe might they be?
  • Are there things I can do to help with certain side effects?
  • How can I tell if the treatment is working?
  • How will I feel after these treatments?
  • Will my family be able to care for me after treatment?

Downloadable materials 

Find additional information about HER2+ breast cancer and PERJETA.

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