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Does having triple negative breast cancer tumors mean that they are slow growing tumors?

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Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
The opposite is true: Triple-negative breast cancer is defined by absent expression of the estrogen receptor [er], Progesterone receptor [pr], and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (her2). These cancers tend to behave more aggressively (grow faster) than other types of breast cancer.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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