• Triple Negative-taking Tamoxifien

    Asked by Young30 on Monday, March 18, 2013

    Triple Negative-taking Tamoxifien

    I was diagonosed in 2011 with TNBC, had a double mas done. I went to MD Anderson to get a second opioin and the doc there put me on Tamoxifen 20MG a day. my estrogen when I had it done during my surgery was 7%, when they read it in Texas it was 15% which is still very low. So I'm wondering if anyboyd else is having the same issues. I asked my doctor here if it helps for me to keep taking it he said he cannot tell me that. There is side affects to taking the meds but with me being TNBC I just wonder if it helps.

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    • barbaraanne's Avatar
      barbaraanne

      I have TNBC and was told that there is no medication at this time that could help or would work towards fighting the cancer. I have heard good and bad things about Tamoxifien, (for patients who are positive) I wouldn't take it if it wasn't geared toward fighting my type of cancer, esp if the side effects aren't pleasant. But best of luck to you in whatever you decide to do.

      over 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar
      Nomadicme

      If an oncologist at MD Anderson gave it to you, there's a good reason. Are you referring to % ER or PR positive cells? I'd say any percentage of malignant cells the Tamoxifen can stop from growing that's great.

      over 4 years ago
    • Young30's Avatar
      Young30

      Submitted IHC slides show the tumor cells on the biopsy specimen are positive for estrogen receptor (15%, weak stain) and low positive
      progesterone receptor (5%, weak stain) and equivocal for Her2/neu (2+). The tumor cells show high proliferative index (Ki67: 60%)

      Here is my report! When it got read here in town, my estrogen receptor was 7%

      over 4 years ago

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