I was diagnosed on February 26th 2014. Staged T3bN2M0, HER2+. Surgery not an option for me. Had one lymph node by the carotid artery which was inoperable. Had seven treatments of chemo. Carboplatin/Taxol regimen along with 34 radiation treatments. Declared NED and stayed that way for 15 months until one node in the ParraAortal was enlarged on CT scan. The PET scan showed three other nodes nearby possibly infected but to small for biopsy. My blood work showed my CEA level was up to 30 so the tumorboard was unanimous for me to restart treatment now as Stage 4 with Mets. Did 12 treatments of Carbo/5FU every two weeks along with Herceptin then 12 week of just 5FU and Herceptin. Everything was Cleared up and I was declared Stable on September 2016. Still get just the Herceptin treatments every two weeks for now.
Years since diagnosed:5