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    DarleneDavis asked a questionBreast Cancer

    How did you feel when diagnosed withTriple Negative Breast Cancer knowing there is no recourse after treatment?

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      leepenn

      I think this is a two-sided issue. On the one hand, it's WONDERFUL that I don't need to be on drugs like arimidex or tamoxifen... with all their side effects and everything. On the other hand, it SUCKS that I don't have something that's proven to reduce the probability of recurrence.

      For me, I had a complete pathological response with neoadjuvant chemotherapy, so added drug therapy would not drastically reduce my chances of recurrence. In fact, my chances of recurrence are estimated at about 5% because I had that complete pathological response. So... that's quite good. So, at the end of the day, I'm in the grateful camp, actually. Also, chemo tossed me into menopause, and because I had triple negative breast cancer, I was able to start hormone replacement therapy...

      There are some clinical trials going on looking at longer term drug therapy to cut down on the chances of recurrence.

      This XXX is scary - no doubt.
      I am trying to keep my attitude positive... and to keep my mind on LIVING rather than worrying!

      Good luck. I wish you a peaceful afternoon.

      over 4 years ago
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      MarnieC

      Hi there DarleneDavis - I read the article that ticklingcancer attached and it's a good one. The author discusses the importance of exercise and nutrition in battling TNBC, but left out one more thing that really helps: the body/mind approach. I used meditation and visualization during my breast cancer treatment (8 yrs ago) and still do it now. I am in great health. I also wrote this article recently on TNBC: http://marnieclark.com/category/triple-negative-breast-cancer/
      If I can help you in any way, Darlene, please let me know. I'm in the process of creating some meditation/visualization MP3s to help others with their healing - you might like to sign up for my newsletters so that you'll be aware when I get them done. Sending hugs!

      over 4 years ago
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      ConnieB

      @nancyjac ~ my Oncologist and Surgeon both told me that DarleneDavis is right about triple negative breast cancer and recourse/reoccurance possiblity.

      about 4 years ago
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