What To Think About
Trastuzumab can cause Reference heart failure Opens New Window if it damages the heart muscle. You will be carefully evaluated for heart disease before and during treatment with this medicine.
Trastuzumab is a powerful treatment for HER-2 breast cancer. The heart risk linked to trastuzumab can also be serious. Talk to your doctor about whether trastuzumab is a good choice for you.
Trastuzumab can cause birth defects. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Trastuzumab should be given only under the supervision of a Reference medical oncologist Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology