Does HER2 always return? The researchers found: 10% to 23% of women diagnosed with small, HER2-positive cancer had a recurrence within 5 years of diagnosis compared to about 5% of women diagnosed with HER2-negative cancer.
Can HER2-positive be cured? HER2-positive breast cancer is highly curable because of the availability of these HER2-targeted therapies, so we treat patients fairly aggressively upfront to reduce the risk of them experiencing a stage IV recurrence.
Is HER2-positive breast cancer a death sentence? Current treatment algorithms for invasive HER2-positive disease has transformed the face of a disease with a death sentence to one with prolonged and overall survival benefit.
How do you stop HER2 recurrence? Vaccine Derived from HER2 Protein May Help Prevent Breast Cancer Recurrence. A new breast cancer vaccine that is derived from the HER2 protein may help prevent recurrence in patients with HER2-positive disease and appears safe.