A 28-year-old female asked:
Is triple negative type breast cancer hereditary? or can it be caused by stress and overweight?
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General Surgery 37 years experience
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General Surgery 21 years experience
Maybe and no: Neither stress nor obesity cause breast cancer of any type. Triple negative does have some hereditary component but many women get it without any family history of breast or other cancers.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What do you suggest if my girlfriend has breast cancer, is it triple negative?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
What's ur question?: We here could not possibly know if it's triple negative. Now, if you want to know what to do for someone with 3x neg cancer, my advise is that she get a good multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists. She also needs to see a specialist in genetics because triple neg breast patients younger than 60 should be tested for BRCA and the results may affect the choice of surgery. Best 2 both.
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Last updated Feb 27, 2020
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