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by Lisaepstein on Thu Jan 19, 2012 09:12 PM
Anyone have this type of cancer?
by mtnbiker on Tue Jan 24, 2012 02:25 AM
I have triple neg, also known as metaplastic ...
by Lisaepstein on Wed Jan 25, 2012 07:45 PM
My Triple negative cancer is called infiltrating ductal carcinoma which is most common form of BC. When I first had my biopsy I was er + pr- and her2- . After surgery it turned out to be all TNBC was weird looking into this. My doctor says it does not matter because tumor was so small 2.1 MM that all I would need is radiation. Just waiting for my BRCA test to come back.
by mtnbiker on Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:13 PM
I have miss spoken, TNBC is not the same as metaplastic , but it is common to have both...
Wow thats great that you caught it early. radiation is also nice v chemo.
I am in a study so, I am receiving chemo first, my tumor was almost 5, now done to less then 3 ...I have 4 more tx then surgery then radiation...there is a link that you should ck out.
livingbeyondbreastcancerand tNBC let me know how everything goes...
by stryid14 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:16 AM
My mother was just diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer and will begin her first round of chemo next week. It seems she is on the same treatment plan as you: chemo, surgery and followed by radiation. Any tips or advice on what to expect?
by stryid14 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:46 AM
Thank you so much for the link! I just printed it out and I feel as though it will be very helpful!!
by Lisaepstein on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:54 PM
Here is a good link you girls can check out!
Its like a book you can click on the papers and read.
by Lisaepstein on Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:55 PM
My Brca tests came back negative!!! Guess thats a positive!!!
by mtnbiker on Thu Feb 02, 2012 09:46 PM
Sorry to hear about your mom.Im sure she is lucky to have you..Just from experience as you receive more tx's you continue to get tired, so with that beening said, just do things for her even is she says she can...We all want to continue to be indepedent but when it comes to food well thats another subject well for me it was, nothing sounded good. I tended to go back to comfort foods that I ate when I was young , strange huh , maybe because there is not a lot of flavor, all kinds of pototoes and hamburgers...
What kind of chemo is she having? How often? Are you going to chemo with her?
Tell your mom to hang in there we all get through it together!!!! Reach out if needed......cry ,yell, or laugh:)
by robinstamm on Mon Feb 06, 2012 03:14 PM
On Jan 19, 2012 9:12 PM Lisaepstein wrote: Anyone have this type of cancer?
On Jan 19, 2012 9:12 PM Lisaepstein wrote:
I hate Stage 1A triple negative in 2000. Treated with a lumectomy and radiation (no chemo). No recurrence. Best suggestion I can give you is to do your research. Then, when it comes to making treatment decisions, listen to your body. (Mine was very loud about not wanting chemo, so I skipped it.)
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