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Doctor insights on: Triple K Breasts

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Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Ct neck shows scattered subcm short axis dimension lymph nodes anterior posterior cervical chains bilat. 2 x triple neg breast cancer surv. Biopsy?

Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for pathology to make the diagnose of lymph node. The timing of biopsy in relation to your overall health will be best addressed between you and your doc. Take family or friend with you. ...Read more

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What are the triple positive breast cancer survival rates?

What are the triple positive breast cancer survival rates?

Depends: Other factors such as stage can contribute to survival rates. Please discuss this with your doctor in context of all the other factors that can contribute to survival rates here is a good review of breast cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/breast-cancer. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for triple negative breast cancer?

What is the prognosis for triple negative breast cancer?

Need more info...: All else being equal, women with triple negative breast cancer have a worse prognosis than those who are receptor-positive; however, prognosis is highly correlated with the size of the cancer and the presence of cancer within the axillary lymph nodes. Furthermore, some women are more responsive to chemo than others, which will affect prognosis. ...Read more

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How long will you.Survive with triple negative breast cancer if untreated?

How long will you.Survive with triple negative breast cancer if untreated?

Don't find out: It is impossible to answer this question without knowing more, particularly what stage the cancer is at. But don't find out. Even triple negative cancer, if caught at an early stage, can be curable. Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy sound terrible and scary but are more tolerable than people think and we have become much better at managing side effects. Talk with women who have been through it. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Is it one of worst kinds.

Just diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Is it one of worst kinds.

Stage: While triple negative is more resistant to treatment, your prognosis still depends on the stage of the cancer. ...Read more

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Can triple negative breast cancer recurrence be considered rare after 5 years?

Can triple negative breast cancer recurrence be considered rare after 5 years?

Not really: The chance of having breast cancer recur is about the same for every year that you are alive. The chance of having cancer come back in the tenth year after treatment is not significantly lower than having it come back in the fifth year after treatment. For more info: http://www.Ccij-online.Org/article.Asp?Issn=2278-0513;year=2012;volume=1;issue=4;spage=201;epage=205;aulast=saha. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my girlfriend has breast cancer, is it triple negative?

What do you suggest if my girlfriend has breast cancer, is it triple negative?

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. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if someone is diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer?

What exactly does it mean if someone is diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer?

Aggressive variety: Triple negative refers to the hormone status ER (estrogen receptor) PR (progesterone receptor) and Her 2 neu receptor negative. It is an aggressive that in general is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I'm 17, almost triple D, I was wondering since I'm exercising now can my breast & areoles shrink from weight loss?

I'm 17, almost triple D, I was wondering since I'm exercising now can my breast & areoles shrink from weight loss?

Yes and no: Your breasts will changes shape and size with weight loss, but the areolae will not change in size. ...Read more

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How do you treat triple negative, stage 3 breast cancer?

How do you treat triple negative, stage 3 breast cancer?

Chemo: Triple negative breast cancer refers to those cancers whose cells have tested negative for epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), estrogen receptors , and progesterone receptors . They are aggressive requiring chemo for mets. The METRIC trial employs Glembatumumab vedotin (CDX-011) CALGB is evaluating carboplatin added to paclitaxel and adriamycin (doxorubicin) plus cyclophosphamide chemo ...Read more

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Can I use estrogel if i had triple negative breast cancer?

Can I use estrogel if i had triple negative breast cancer?

Very Controversial: Technically yes as tumor was estrogen receptor negative but may cause slightly higher risk of developing er positive tumors in the future. ...Read more

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Can triple negative breast cancer come back after 5 years?

Can triple negative breast cancer come back after 5 years?

Yes: Breast cancer can recur decades later, and pathologists often recognize that it's the same tumor as before. Hoping this works out for you -- best wishes. ...Read more

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Tell me the metastatic triple negative breast cancer survival rates?

Tell me the metastatic triple negative breast cancer survival rates?

Depends: Survival rates depend on multiple factors; age, response to treatment, stage of disease, your overall health. This is a conversation best had with your medical oncologist. ...Read more

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What are some triple negative breast cancer tumors slow growing tumors?

What are some triple negative breast cancer tumors slow growing tumors?

More aggressive: Since triple negative breast cancer cells have no hormone receptors on them, the cancer treatments that attack the cancer through those receptors do not work. Triple negative breast cancer tends to more aggressive, higher grade and with a lower 5 year survival. See this link: http://www.Breastcancer.Org/symptoms/diagnosis/trip_neg/behavior. ...Read more

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Can it be that a person be cured from stage 1 triple negative breast cancer?

Can it be that a person be cured from stage 1 triple negative breast cancer?

Yes: Many questions if you are 45 years old and triple negative where you tested for brca gene? Did you do chemotherapy? After that healthy choices are very important. Exercise 30 minutes five days a week. Take vitamin d supplements, limit stress, eat lots if fruits and vegetables will all help in decreasing risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I have triple negative breast just finish my last chemo nov 06 2013 two weeks after i found a lump beneath the lumpectomy insecion?

I have triple negative breast just finish my last chemo nov 06 2013 two weeks after i found a lump beneath the lumpectomy insecion?

Go in right away!: This is probably normal scar tissue, but as you know, triple negative breast cancer is very aggressive. It's possible to have an early recurrence near your lumpectomy site. Bring this to your doctor's attention right away, and make sure he or she examines you and feels what you are feeling! whatever this is, it's treatable, so don't delay in getting it looked at. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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