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clynnford (@clynnford)

Perjeta & Herceptin Sub Q (shot) feedback requested

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Oct 5, 2023 | Replies (13)

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Thank you so much! Makes me feel much better...is it like a 5 minute thing or a single shot?

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I am doing the infusions, which take 30 minutes. I have not had any issues. My sister had some leg swelling from the infusions, so she switched to the injection, which takes only a few minutes. She has had no issues. Hope that helps!

It's neither a 5-minute thing nor a single shot. You sit in the infusion chair and you get the medicine through an IV drip. I don't remember the timing exactly, maybe an hour, because you have 2 medicines: the Prejeta and the Herceptin. They used the same port that the chemo went in. That's why I got the port in the port in the first place. I don't remember any side effects from these infusions - a piece of cake. As I said in another post, I had my heart checked a few times when this was going on. This all happened for me in 2015. In 2023, at 73, breast health is good.