I Am Diagnosed With HER2-Positive Breast Cancer
In HER2-positive disease, breast cancer grows because the breast cells make too many HER2 proteins. Between 15 and 20 percent of breast cancers are found to be HER2-positive. Doctors often consider HER2-positive breast cancers to be aggressive, but today there are several FDA approved targeted therapies, with more being studied. As a person with this type of cancer, you may have specific concerns about treatment choices, side effects, follow-up care and more. In this section, explore your unique needs as you cope with this diagnosis.