Breast cancer
posted by aloevera
18 May 2023

Side effects of T-DM1 vs T-DXd

Last reply: 02 June 2023 15:21

Has anyone been given either trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) or trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-DXd)? If so, what kind of side effects did you experience with either of them?

I’m after completing neo-adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer and surgery, and my oncologist has suggested these drug treatments.

As the drug treatments could last approximately 10 months, and I need to consider their impact on my ability to return to work, I need to get an idea of the likelihood of side effects. Please let me know.

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commented by Cancer Nurse
02 June 2023

02 June 2023 15:21

Hi aloevera,

Thank you for posting to the online community. I do hope you receive responses soon from people who have received these drug treatments and can relay their experience of side effects.

I am sure you have received some information on these drugs from your oncology team, however it may help to sit down with the oncology nurse and discuss possible side effects and your plan to return to work while on treatment. It may be the case that you will not know how the drug will affect you until you receive it, however the oncology team will ensure the side effects are well managed and help support your return to work.

If you would like to speak to a cancer nurse for any advice or support you can call our supportline on 1800 200 700, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm.

I wish you all the best in your next stage of treatment.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse

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