What Does It Mean to Have HER2-Positive Breast Cancer?

Breast Cancer Facts Doctors Might Not Tell You


American Cancer Society:  “Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2019-2020,”  “Breast Cancer HER2 Status.”

Sara Tolaney, MD, breast medical oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston.

National Cancer Institute: “Breast Cancer Treatment (Adult) (PDQ®)–Patient Version,” “Cancer Stat Facts: Female Breast Cancer Subtypes.”

Virginia Kaklamani, MD, professor of medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UT Health, San Antonio, TX.

Journal of Clinical Oncology:  “Loss of Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 (HER2) Expression in Metastatic Sites of HER2-Overexpressing Primary Breast Tumors.”

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