Breast cancer survivor blames drugs f...

Breast cancer survivor blames drugs for heart failure

There are 3 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Oct 12, 2007, titled Breast cancer survivor blames drugs for heart failure. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

St. Petersburg, Florida - Even though Jackie Brown's breast cancer is in remission, she's still using plenty of medication.

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geez

Tampa, FL

#1 Oct 12, 2007
Are you kidding me??? This woman is going to claim had she known it would/could cause her heart issues that she wouldn't have taken it....vs. dying of cancer or her cancer spreading??!!
My mom passed away from breast cancer just one year ago and I cannot even imagine that she would have turned down a treatment that would have helped get/keep/put her cancer under control because it "might" cause heart problems!
Let me see here...."I have breast cancer, this drug will help me control/stop my breast cancer but it MIGHT cause me heart issues....ahhhh no thanks, I think I'll take the risk!" I think NOT!
esperanza

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Oct 13, 2007
I too had breast cancer and was treated with herceptin. I knew the risks and opted to be treated. The alternative was not pleasant with a stage III cancer. I credit the herceptin with saving my life. I am 4 years past diagnosis. I am sorry Jackie that you are hurting.
DJB

United States

#3 Oct 11, 2012
geez wrote:
Are you kidding me??? This woman is going to claim had she known it would/could cause her heart issues that she wouldn't have taken it....vs. dying of cancer or her cancer spreading??!!
My mom passed away from breast cancer just one year ago and I cannot even imagine that she would have turned down a treatment that would have helped get/keep/put her cancer under control because it "might" cause heart problems!
Let me see here...."I have breast cancer, this drug will help me control/stop my breast cancer but it MIGHT cause me heart issues....ahhhh no thanks, I think I'll take the risk!" I think NOT!
this is my mother you are referencing so id advice you to keep your mouth shut being that i have our IP ADDRESS.

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