On the way to meet an Allergist, I got a phone call from my oncologist.
If I can’t use Tykerb, the first choice for the alternative was a clinical drug ,T-DM1, though, she explained to me that I was not qualified for this trial or for a Compassionate Plea because I was not a metastatic patient .
T-DM1, called Super Herceptin, is apparently safer and more effective than existing Herceptin. Yet unfortunately I can’t reach it yet.
On the other hand, the Allergist told me that it would be possible to desensitize allergy of Tykerb, even if I was allergic to it. According to her, Anaphylactic shock usually happens in a few hours after the intake of a drug, so Tykerb, which hasn’t caused such a reaction yet, doesn’t seem like it will kill me.
While T-DM1 has been crossed out, this is very good news!
Asking her to check if there was a skin test for Tykerb, I left the office.
It has been almost three months since a biopsy found new cancer in my armpit. Though the 3rd regimen has been staggered because of the side effect, rashes, I hope I can find the way to break this wall soon and continue the battle.