Herceptin Breast Cancer Treatment Linked to Heart Damage

Last Updated on June 26, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Women who were given the drug Herceptin as part of treatment for breast cancer.
Use of the drug has been linked to heart muscle damage, known as cardio toxicity, ventricle problems, and heart failure, which can be fatal.
Genetech Inc
Additional Details
Trastuzumab, also sold as Herclon
In 2005 the FDA updated Herceptin's labeling to reflect possible side effects.