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What are the latest treatments on triple negative breast cancer?

What are the latest treatments on triple negative breast cancer?

Chemotherapy: Triple negative implies the absence of estrogen and Progesterone receptors, as well as the absence of overexpression of the her-2 gene. Because of this, endocrine manipulation (tamoxifen, arimidex, etc. Doesn't work, nor does herceptin. In addition to surgery (and sometimes radiotherapy), most triple negative patients receive combination chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Is there a safe treatment for heavy periods after triple negative breast cancer. Am not on any medication or contraception.

Is there a safe treatment for heavy periods after triple negative breast cancer. Am not on any medication or contraception.

Probably but...: .....You are very young and had a triple negative breast cancer. I do not know about uk standards for brca testing but you could carry a brca mutation (especially brca1). If so, preventative hysterectomy with ovarian surgery would be a consideration and that would take care of your problem. Discuss it with your doc. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have triple negative stage 3 breast cancer. Ac followed by t. Neulasta for ac....Is it routine to continue neulasta for t treatments?

I have triple negative stage 3 breast cancer. Ac followed by t. Neulasta for ac....Is it routine to continue neulasta for t treatments?

Neulasta: For ac regimen dose dense (every 2 weeks, we recommend neulasta). After that i usually give taxol (also called paclitaxel) weekly x 12 weeks and Neulasta is not used for weekly regimen. Some oncologists prefer taxol every 3 weeks x 4 doses (big dose taxol), than it can be used. Weekly regimen have robust data and is well tolerated and we can avoid side effects of Neulasta (which can be rough). ...Read more

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Need expert advice on any information on treatment for triple negative stage 4 breast cancer?

Need expert advice on any information on treatment for triple negative stage 4 breast cancer?

Medical Oncology: Triple negative is a more aggressive form of breast cancer, especially in younger women. It can be difficult (though not impossible) to treat. I recommend consulting with your medical oncologist for options. You may want to get a 2nd opinion at a university hospital for clinical trials. Here is a good site: http://www.Tnbcfoundation.Org/ keep positive and follow through with treatments. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have long heavy periods (11 day) after treatment for breast cancer. I don't take any medication as i was triple negative. ?

No: Long, heavy periods can occur at any time but it is not normal after treatment for breast cancer. If you received chemo for your triple neg cancer then periods usually go away. Heavy bleeding means you need to see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Survival rate for triple neg receptors for early stage breast cancer after chemo treatment? No lymph nodes involve, stage 1b, grade 2, mastec done

Survival rate for triple neg receptors for early stage breast cancer after chemo treatment?  No lymph nodes involve, stage 1b, grade 2, mastec done

Excellent: According to adjuvant online (www.Adjuvantonline.Com), you have about an 82% 10 yr survival rate based on your specific information provided. This is only an estimate since there are details I do not have such as type of chemotherapy being used. For triple negative breast cancer, these survival rates are quite excellent. ...Read more

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Hello, my mum lost her sense of smell due to chemo/radiation for triple neg breast cancer, will it ever come back? its been almost a year since she has finished chemo and 9 months since she finished radiation therapy. she is 54 years old. Thank you

Hello, my mum lost her sense of smell due to chemo/radiation for triple neg breast cancer, will it ever come back? its been almost a year since she has finished chemo and 9 months since she finished radiation therapy. she is 54 years old. Thank you

Possible: If it is going to come back, we will know in the next 6-12 months. Nerves heal slowly, and when they heal, it can take a long time. Since this was a problem for a long time, it may not come back at this point. It is worth being patient. Are we certain it is due to the treatments? Sometimes a person may lose their sense of smell for other reasons. ...Read more

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What is longterm prognosis for grade 3, stage 1b, triple positive breast cancer, double mastectomy and 6 treatments of TCH with one year of herceptin,?

What is longterm prognosis for grade 3, stage 1b, triple positive breast cancer, double mastectomy and 6 treatments of TCH with one year of herceptin,?

Better now: Exact prognosis is not possible, but your oncologist should discuss your prognosis with based on population statistics, such as Adjuvant! Online, or better still, your Oncotype Dx score based on the gene profile of your cancer. ...Read more

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Are there negative effects of breast cancer treatment/ mammography after a year? What should I expect?

Are there negative effects of breast cancer treatment/ mammography after a year? What should I expect?

Mammo is low risk: Treatment effects can vary significantly depending on what is done (type of surgery, radiation, chemo). Mammography should not have any significant effects, especially after one year. Mammograms are low dose radiation, but any radiation can increase cancer risk over the long term (decades). The cancer risk from mammograms is extremely low. Note that you are below the recommended screening age. ...Read more

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Pl explain ER pr cerbb2 all shows negative , besides not responding to oral treatment, what other significance of this test for breast cancer?

More complex Rx: Er, pr, erbb2 negative is also known as triple negative, estrogen receptor, Progesterone receptor and epidermal growth factor receptor (also known as her2) negative breast cancer (bc) and represents 20-25% of all bc. In general, these bc are more difficult to treat and require more aggressive treatment including platinum based chemo. The most important prognostic feature of any bc is stage. ...Read more

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