Her2 positive breast cancer

  • A friend of mine has HER2-positive breast cancer. What does this mean?

  • Hi Sukriti,

    Cancer cell may express surface receptors for certain proteins which may bind to those receptors and in turn stimulate the growth of those cancer cells. HER 2 receptors are one of those found in certain breast cancer cells. A HER2 positive breast cancer means that the cancer cells have increased expression of HER 2 receptors on their surface. These patients need to be treated by HER 2 receptor inhibitors like Trastuzumab which blocks them thereby blocking cell growth.

    In case you would like more information or help on her condition, do feel free to reach out to us. Take care!


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