I am sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis. I was also recently diagnosed with ICC in April and I’m sure this is all very scary for the both of you.
I know two women, both with triple positive breast cancer, who have had positive experiences on Herceptin. While the process was long and at times exhausting, they both reacted very well to their treatments. I can understand how scary it is to think about the side effects of these drugs, but something I’ve learned through my treatment process is that his oncologist, I’m sure, has weighed the benefits against the potential side effects and is confident that adding Herceptin is an option that may provide your husband with the best chance against fighting ICC.
I am not an oncologist, and I don’t know much about medicine, but I am a patient just like your husband. And as a patient, I always ask questions, and lots of them. So, if you and your husband have reserves about his Herceptin treatments, then by all means do not be afraid to ask any and every question you may have. Raise your concerns to the doctor and make a plan that you and your husband are the most comfortable with.
I hope this helps, even just a little. Good luck to you and your husband, and I wish you both all the best.
Thank you all so much for the replies. I read the articles posted here, and they were very helpful and informative. I know Hope Lodge (where I stay during treatments) offers free wigs and head wraps to women losing their hair, so if it comes to that I can always look there.