awt's Journey with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Ductal

Patient: Breast Cancer > Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma > Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 47, Stage I, HER2 Positive: No, ER Positive: Don't Know, PR Positive: Don't Know

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    • awt
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Can...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    So far the diagnosis is that I am if I understand correctly a triple negative patient. I know I am BRCA 1 positive and have a 5cm stage I mass in my right breast. I trust the team at UCLA who have worked with me in close proximity for 9 years although the N/P I was working with for seven years has moved to Cedars. I recommended double mastectomy the surgeon said most likely with chemo after. That is the part I do not want. Of course much depends on the results of lymph nodes- during surgery. Any one know if people like me just out rightly refuse the chemo?

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    • awt
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Can...
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Decision Point

    The decision for me to have reconstruction or not depends heavily on the results about my lymph nodes. Any one out there with similar experience ?

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