HER2 Breast Cancer Returns in 1 of 4 Women
1 in 8 U.S. women develops invasive breast cancer1 (cancer that invades tissues beyond the milk ducts and lobules of the breast)2
15%-20% of these women will have HER2+ breast cancer3
HER2+ breast cancer can be aggressive and returns in about 1 in 4 women after adjuvant treatment (following surgery) with Herceptin® (trastuzumab)4-8
HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) is a type of protein found on the surface of healthy cells that is involved in normal cell growth9
HER2+ breast cancer cells have more HER2 receptors than normal breast cells. This causes tumor cells to grow and divide faster, increasing the risk of the cancer spreading outside of the breast9
While treatments are available specifically for HER2+ breast cancer, HER2+ tumor cells can sometimes outsmart these medications and continue to grow and spread10
"It's important that patients know recurrence happens and that there are treatment options that may prevent it. Knowledge is power."

-Breast Cancer Patient Advocacy Group Representative11
Recurrence is serious, as it can mean progression to metastatic disease (cancer that has spread to other parts of the body), but there are things you can do to help reduce your risk of recurrence.
Despite everything you've done, your breast cancer may recur. There's a 25% chance it will.
Herceptin® (trastuzumab) has improved HER2+ breast cancer survival rates by more than 30%, but we know that HER2+ breast cancer cells can become resistant to treatment over time, possibly leading to recurrence12
Blocking more of the tumor growth pathways may be an important next step to prevent this type of cancer from outsmarting treatment and continuing to grow
Anti-HER2 extended adjuvant therapy is an option following adjuvant treatment with Herceptin® (trastuzumab), to target your cancer in a different way
Knowing your options and participating in the development of your treatment plan can help you feel more confident that you're doing everything in your power to reduce your risk of recurrence
"More than anything, as a HER2+ breast cancer survivor, I worry about breast cancer recurrence. My hopes and dreams are to continue living cancer-free."

-Allison, 44, Breast Cancer Survivor13
Making a Plan to Reduce Your Risk Patients report that recurrence is always top of mind, but not all physicians address the risk proactively11
Education and information can help lessen anxiety around recurrence and help you understand what steps you should take next
Having a conversation with your healthcare team about the ways to approach reducing your risk of recurrence is a great starting point


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11.Data on File. Puma Patient Advocacy Group Survey, 2017.
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