• I have a questions for those that are triple negative breast cancer. How many of you had reoccurring cancer due to being a triple negative?

    Asked by scomputer on Saturday, August 25, 2012

    I have a questions for those that are triple negative breast cancer. How many of you had reoccurring cancer due to being a triple negative?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      The problem with statistics is that they only apply to groups not individuals. While TNBC survivors as a group have a higher rate of recurrence within 5 years, it isn't possible to determine if recurrence was due to being triple negative in any given individual. In other words, there is no way to determine if that individual would not have had a recurrence if she has not be TN.

      almost 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      So far, so good. I'm just over one year from diagnosis. I had chemo and then double mastectomy. I had weird rib pain that freaked me out, but that turned out to be the result of loving my bicycle too much (i.e., way too many miles in the span of a few days - worth it).

      I just read over your profile, and now I underestand better why you posted this. I'm so sorry that your cancer came back. Cancer sucks. It does seem to be true that triple negative cancer is more likely to come back... I had a triple negative tumor, and I worry about this. I'm doing my best to make risk reducing choices (vegan, exercise, weight...)... Uhm - whiskey and beer are my weaknesses, I guess.

      I hope this round of chemo is effective and that you have minimal side effects. I'm so sorry for your diagnosis.

      almost 5 years ago

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