• Enter a summary of your question here. What is a triple negative

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    What is a triple negative

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    I have HER/-2, with estrogen receptor negative and a weakly postive progesterone receptor is this a triple negative

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      No, triple negative means negative for all three.

      over 6 years ago
    • Joy's Avatar

      Triple negative is when you have NO estrogen involvement. There is no drug you can take to help keep it from coming back.

      over 6 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      you'll need to ask your doc - there are thresholds for each of the receptors that determine your status.

      i'm triple negative... which means that the receptors for estrogen, progesteron, and her2 were all below the thresholds.

      the good news is that triple negative is more sensitive to chemo... the bad news is that it tends to be more aggressive.

      the thing to do is to ask your doc exactly this question. take a list of questions with you to your next appointment. my doc took the time to answer every one of my questions - patiently. then, i was able to do more focused research.. .. which resulted in new questions... which he again answered with patience and compassion.

      best wishes - i'm sorry you are dealing with breast cancer.

      over 6 years ago

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