Some questions to help you learn about your diagnosis and treatment

You may have questions already. If not, here are some common questions to help get the conversation started.

This information is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare team. Please talk with your healthcare team about your medical condition and treatment. Only your doctor and healthcare team can give you medical advice.

Before starting treatment

  • What does “metastatic” breast cancer mean?
  • Is KADCYLA right for me?
  • How and when is KADCYLA given?
  • What side effects could I experience with KADCYLA?

Preparing for treatment

  • What do I need to do to prepare for my first infusion?
  • How do I find an infusion center?
  • Should I arrange for transportation to and from my infusion?
  • What should I bring with me to the infusion center?
  • Do I need to wear special clothes?
  • How long will my infusion appointment take?
  • Can I take a break in the infusion if I start feeling unwell?
  • Will I need to have a port for my infusion?

During treatment

  • How will my doctor know if the treatment is working?
  • Are there things I can do to help with certain side effects?
  • What side effects should I call my doctor about?
  • Will I be able to work the day after treatment?
  • What type of help or assistance will I need in between or after treatment?
  • Do I need to change my diet or activities while taking KADCYLA?
  • What other organizations or resources can help me during treatment?

Looking for more?

Find additional information and materials about KADCYLA and the cancer it treats.

HERConnection Program

A free program that provides information and resources to patients receiving KADCYLA.