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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