• What type of treatment is anyone getting for triple negative breast cancer?

    Asked by nightsky on Saturday, January 7, 2012

    What type of treatment is anyone getting for triple negative breast cancer?

    Chemotherapy does no usually work on this type of cancer.

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    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn (Best Answer!)

      are you actually triple negative? your profile suggests you are not, which means your chemo plan should be very different than for triple negative.

      if you are actually triple negative... i am also.
      12 weeks taxol with carboplatin on weeks 1,4,7,10 with experimental drug in pill form daily.
      now 4 cycles of biweekly ac.
      then bilateral mastectomy and hopefully THE END OF THE C-WORD!

      i'm in a clinical trial called ispy2....

      hope this helps...
      i'm sorry we share this diagnosis....

      over 8 years ago
    • HHWIJN's Avatar

      @ Leepenn - I am TN as well. 12 wks taxol and 4 cycles of ac every 3 weeks. Im tolerating Taxol rather well overall. How did your A/C treatments go? Im not on carboplatin or the daily pill you refer to. What is the reason for the experimental drug and what is it. Sorry for all of the questions. Just interested in hearing about anything else that's available to TN patients. Thank you.

      over 8 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I'm curious about your statement about chemotherapy not working on TN cancers. My research indicates that just the opposite is true. You might be interested in this article: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/diagnosis/trip_neg/treatment.jsp

      over 8 years ago
    • DarleneDavis' Avatar

      I have completed Chemo and currently going thru radiation treatment. I have heard from many doctors that Chemo and Radiation are very effective for Triple Negative Breast Cancer. What stage are you in?
      There is no horemone therapy for this type of cancer so I was told this was my only option.

      about 8 years ago

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