Support for Women with HER2+ Breast Cancer
Genentech, USA, Inc.
FREE - On the App Store (iPhone® Only)
Whether you'd like to get information, relax with a soothing meditation, or connect with others for support, 4HER is here for you.
Developed by Genentech (with some content in collaboration with Breastcancer.org), this easy-to-use app is exclusively for women with HER2+ Breast Cancer.
We've collaborated with Breastcancer.org to bring you information about HER2+ Breast Cancer, as well as health and lifestyle tips. Also, you'll find additional resources that may be helpful.
Play a fun game whenever you need a break.
A fun way to pass the time during infusions or whenever you need a little diversion.
Take a little break from the day with soothing, guided meditations.
Three meditations to choose from: 5, 10, and 20 minutes in length.
Connect with other patients and resources, to get information and support.
To protect your privacy, you control what information you want to share. Genentech does not have visibility into the interactions of those participating in Patient Connect. Participants in this feature are connecting directly with each other outside Genentech systems.
The information you find in the Genentech 4HER app is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare team. Please talk with your healthcare team about your medical condition and treatment.
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HER2-positive or HER2+
Breast cancer cells that have too many HER2 receptors.
Adjuvant treatment is additional treatment for early breast cancer that is given just after, and complementary to, the main treatment (usually surgery). For HER2+ breast cancer, this may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and/or targeted therapy.
A type of protein that is found on the surface of cells in everyone. This protein tells cells to grow and divide. Too much HER2 is called “HER2 overexpression.”
Metastatic breast cancer
Breast cancer that has spread outside the breast to other parts of the body, such as the lungs, liver, or bones.
Monoclonal antibody cancer therapy
A molecule that is made to target specific cancer cells and may affect normal cells.
A type of cancer treatment that kills cells that grow and divide rapidly. This can include cancer cells or normal cells.
Intravenous (IV) infusion
Getting medicine through a needle directly into a vein. Some medicines, such as KADCYLA, can only be given by IV infusion.
Your body’s natural defense against infections and disease.
KADCYLA is approved to treat HER2-positive breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic breast cancer) after prior treatment with trastuzumab (Herceptin®) and a taxane. Prior treatment could have been for the initial treatment of breast cancer or for the treatment of cancer that had spread to other parts of the body.
KADCYLA (ado-trastuzumab emtansine)
Contact your doctor right away if you experience symptoms associated with these side effects.
Not all people have serious side effects; however, side effects with KADCYLA treatment are common. It is important to know what side effects may happen and what symptoms you should watch for.
You must have a HER2 test to determine if your cancer is HER2-positive before taking KADCYLA, because benefit has been shown only in patients whose tumors are HER2-positive.
The most common severe side effects of KADCYLA are:
The most common side effects seen in people taking KADCYLA were:
You are encouraged to report side effects to Genentech and the FDA. You may contact Genentech by calling 1-888-835-25551-888-835-2555. You may contact the FDA by visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch or calling 1-800-FDA-10881-800-FDA-1088.
Please see KADCYLA full Prescribing Information, including Most Important Safety Information, for additional Important Safety Information.