Q. Kindly suggest the alternative medicine for the hormone blocking injections in the treatment of breast cancer?

Answered by
Dr. Rajesh Gulati
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Jun 13, 2019

Hello doctor,

My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer early this year. She underwent MRM surgery and now undergoing chemotherapy. Her age is 57, and the doctor advised for eight cycles of chemotherapy. Now she completed five cycles, and now the doctor had advised 17 more injections for hormone blocking. We find 17 more injections are too much and will be highly stressful for my mother. Could you please suggest an alternative treatment.

I have attached a few essential reports for your reference. Please let me know if you need any more details.

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Geriatrics Medical Oncology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Her cancer will be her 2 neu positive, in this scenario, it is mandatory to give 17 injections of Trastuzumab, otherwise chances of recurrence are high. As far as cost is concern, you can get some other way, like hospital cost is very inflated, get it administered at a small center, you can get injections from wholesale yourself, and you can go for generic drug.

Thank you doctor,

Is it possible to get pills instead of injections or at least can be the number of injections be reduced?

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Geriatrics Medical Oncology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Pills cannot be taken as they would not be so useful. Injections can be reduced but depending on the progress and symptoms, but generally, a full number of injections is safer to prevent the relapse of cancer.


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