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    Pdale asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Newly diagnosed 36 year old

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      karen1956

      Please ask questions and let us know how we can be of help.

      over 2 years ago
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      Carool

      Glad to hear that, ChildOfGod4570! Pdale, we're here to help. I'm sure there are several young breast cancer survivors here. Wishing you all the best -

      over 2 years ago
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      Carool

      Now I see, from your profile, that your post must be referring to another, younger triple-negative b.c. patient, not you. Apology for misunderstanding.

      over 2 years ago
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    A new. Book from Amazon.com for about $15.00 and a used one for $3.00 i,started reading and.
    could not put it down. It was so helpful! And this is a great forum to gain knowledge and emotions

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      Gabba

      What book are you referring to?

      about 4 years ago
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      Gabba

      Just saw the answer: Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book! She was very instrumental in establishing a wonderful breast center at the Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain (Boston) many years ago. She is a real authority and tremendously respected.

      about 4 years ago
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    Hi Virginia. I am surprised that your surgeon did not discuss the complete pathology report with you. Just Her 2 positive which normally means a fair amount of time on a drug called Herceptin. It is important to know if your tumor had estrogen receptors (ER) and and Progesterone receptors (PR) or not. I recommend requesting a copy of your pathology report. There is a book entitled Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book. You can purchase

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    Just saw a new entry with the following info: triple negative breast cancer. However, Her2 positive was reported as yes, ER positive was reported as don't know and PR positive was also reported as don't know. I don't want to offend anyone, but triple negative breast cancer (TNC) would require a no response to the 3 previous questions. In other words, Her2 positive NO, ER positive NO and PR positive NO. TNC tumors are highly aggressive regardless of their size and are generally treated aggressively. The only good thing I can say about my experience with TNC is I was not subjected to that nasty drug Herceptin.

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      GregP_WN

      There is a lot of information that we have to listen to, and comprehend. A lot of people get so much thrown at them that they don't understand all the + and - and terms. sometimes they don't even know exactly what they have been diagnosed with, happens all the time. We are here to help them through the process and teach what we can by sharing our knowledge of what we have learned along the way. There are lots of cases like this out there. If you can help someone get a clear idea of the terms and help them understand, please do so. That's what makes WhatNext a great place, having all these people to help you through the fight.

      Thanks for being with us and I hope you're doing great!

      about 4 years ago
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    I am amazed at the number of women who aren't given their pathology and operative reports. They can answer a lot of questions and can aid in planning treatment especially if you change doctors like I did. Ask for them. They are your medical records. Consider investing $15.00 in Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book at Amazon or you could get a used one at Amazon for about $3.00.