• What is the expected treatment plan for triple negative breast cancer? Any trials I should ask to participate in?

    Asked by Loafer on Saturday, September 8, 2012

    What is the expected treatment plan for triple negative breast cancer? Any trials I should ask to participate in?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Treatment plans are very individualized depending on a number of factors, including the stage and grade of your cancer, your medical history and lots of other things. Most medical trials are for medications such as hormone and targeted treatments which wouldn't apply to those who are TN. There may so trials for other chemo drugs and other medications used to treat chemo side effects though. Information regarding your specific treatment plan, including your potential eligibility for any clinical trials needs to come from your oncologist.

      about 5 years ago
    • Loafer's Avatar
      Loafer

      Thanks Nancy! Just nervous. Trying to get as much info as possible before I have to make these decisions. I haven't even received the HEB result yet, but I anticipate a triple negative. I am extremely healthy for now - no meds or ailments - haven't missed work in 10 years. Diagnosed with grade 2 cancer - 1.8 cm lump - no stage until after lumpectomy which is scheduled in a week.

      about 5 years ago
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      nancyjac

      Don't know if this helps or not, but you are in what is the toughest part of having cancer for most people....that time from initial diagnosis until you actually start treatment. It will seem like there are never ending tests, question, and being inundated with information. My best recommendation to you at this point is to not make any assumptions or do a bunch of what iffing when you don't have the scope and parameters of your cancer yet. Doing so will make you subsequent decisions harder, not easier, and make you feel like you are just totally overwhelmed. Doing some reading about cancer in general in fine, but don't get hung up on statistics that don't apply to you or circumstances that may nor may not apply to you.. Past heath really has nothing to do with getting cancer or the likely ood of being TN.

      about 5 years ago
    • ticklingcancer's Avatar
      ticklingcancer

      The WAITING!!! It's the worst part of all of this. I think I had to wait 3 weeks before I finally found everything out. In the mean time it was test after test. scan after scan. Finally a biopsy. The waiting is the worst part. I pray that you get some good news and are put on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

      about 5 years ago
    • Marbeau's Avatar
      Marbeau

      I am a triple negative survivor and live quite near you. It was early stage for me but decided on a double mastectomy. Had chemo and feel great a year and a half after surgery. I am on one trial at the university of Michigan for the diabetes drug metformin. Keep your spirits up, exercise and eat healthy. Diane

      about 5 years ago
    • Loafer's Avatar
      Loafer

      Thanks for the kind words of encouragement!! Facing another decision point. Was all set mentally for a lumpectomy on Monday. Until I got the call today, while on business in Florida, to come in for another biopsy for a second mass they picked up on the MRI. Surgeon still indicating she can get both lumps with a single incision. Lumps are at 12 and 2. How successful in this approach?

      about 5 years ago

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