• Triple Negative recurrance

    Asked by Abendintheroad on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Triple Negative recurrance

    Are there any signs to look for if the cancer is coming back somewhere else? And where does it usually happen?

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      fiddler

      As you probably already know, TNBC is unlike any other BC. The 1st 2 years post-treatment are the scariest because that's when it recurs the most often. The next scariest is the 5 year mark - if a TNBC survivor makes that, there's a 78% chance of survival. then there's the 10 year mark.

      A breast cancer researcher told me that TNBC recurrence is the opposite of all other cancers. Whereas all other BCs have a higher rate of recurrence the longer they go, with TNBC it's the opposite - the longer you survive the less chance of recurrence.

      That said, my onco doc said TNBC most often recurs in the liver, lungs and brain, but it can metastasize anywhere, and he said that it RARELY comes back in the same breast, but if it comes back it can come back in the other breast.

      Vanderbilt U. researched TNBC and suggested 2 things: it is ovarian cancer cells that wandered off (my words); there are 2 types - a type that never comes back and a type that comes back within 2-5 years.

      Because TNBC is not hormone dependent, no hormones are used to treat it.

      Be vigilant; do your breast exams and get the mammos on time. Well, and listen to your intuition - had I not listened to an inner voice screaming "Get a mammogram!" I wouldn't be here. Then the radiologist decided I had a "false negative" result and she was right.

      God/Creator/Source/guardian angel will lead you to where you need to go. "All" you need to do is listen and act on it without second thoughts.

      16 days ago
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      fiddler

      Also, look for pain in the hip - mets of the bone....

      16 days ago
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      fiddler

      And good luck, best wishes for longevity.

      16 days ago

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