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    Oh No (Cancer has spread/Metastasized): Second round of chemo didnt work, more spots on my lung, something on my spine. Suppose to start a new chemo soon.

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      Ajfunstuff

      Doesn't it all feel like betrayal? They tell you one thing but they are wrong and you go through all the hoops and still find more and more problems. How do you keep yourself up?

      about 4 years ago
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    Hi, I have just started my journey two years ago, I have a question, did your cancer every come back on you and if it did how did you handle the news? Did you do chemo again?
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      NewFlower

      Hi scomputer
      Unfortunately, my cancer has progressed despite 4 years of being with NED. Yes, currently I am undergoing oral Chemo treatment, Xeloda, and Xgeva monthly shots.
      It was very hard, however menthally I have recovered and moving forward. I will write about my experiences more later, after I figure out what is happening with my profile.
      Have a nice day

      over 4 years ago
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    scomputer asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I have a questions for those that are triple negative breast cancer. How many of you had reoccurring cancer due to being a triple negative?

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      nancyjac

      The problem with statistics is that they only apply to groups not individuals. While TNBC survivors as a group have a higher rate of recurrence within 5 years, it isn't possible to determine if recurrence was due to being triple negative in any given individual. In other words, there is no way to determine if that individual would not have had a recurrence if she has not be TN.

      over 4 years ago
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      leepenn

      So far, so good. I'm just over one year from diagnosis. I had chemo and then double mastectomy. I had weird rib pain that freaked me out, but that turned out to be the result of loving my bicycle too much (i.e., way too many miles in the span of a few days - worth it).

      I just read over your profile, and now I underestand better why you posted this. I'm so sorry that your cancer came back. Cancer sucks. It does seem to be true that triple negative cancer is more likely to come back... I had a triple negative tumor, and I worry about this. I'm doing my best to make risk reducing choices (vegan, exercise, weight...)... Uhm - whiskey and beer are my weaknesses, I guess.

      I hope this round of chemo is effective and that you have minimal side effects. I'm so sorry for your diagnosis.

      over 4 years ago
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    I have a questions for those that are triple negative breast cancer. How many of you had reoccurring cancer due to being a triple negative? How did you handle the news? How many times did the cancer come back? I recently be diagnose again with cancer (came back) within one month of all treatments(chemo, reconstrtuction and radiation). What is the best suggestion on handling this?

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      KarenG_WN

      Hi - this would be perfect to post in our Questions section, as it will be routed to those dealing with triple negative breast cancer, such as @leepenn. You can do this by clicking on Questions in the purple bar above and then typing in the text box.

      Please let me know if you need any help.

      over 4 years ago