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Doctor insights on: What Is The Prognosis For Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...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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Which is easier to cure a breast cancer who is a pr/er positive and her2 negative or er/pr negative and her2 positive? Who has longer prognosis?

Which is easier to cure a breast cancer who is a pr/er positive and her2 negative or er/pr negative and her2 positive? Who has longer prognosis?

ER positive: In general, er+ has better prognostic features. However, the entire picture has to be evaluated (tumor size, lymph node involvement, distant spread) in order to determine prognosis for you. A big factor is individual biology. Tumors are different in different people, different ages and even ethnicities. Focus on following your prescribed treatment regimen and thinking positive. ...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, (trastuzumab)?

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, (trastuzumab)?

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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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 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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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 (trastuzumab). In addition to surgery (and sometimes radiotherapy), most triple negative patients receive combination chemotherapy. ...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?

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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Does Triple Negative breast cancer spread to the bladder?

Not common: breast cancer can metastasize anywhere but nodes, lung, brain, bone are more common sites. ...Read more

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I'm er+ pr- and her2+, but been told I have triple negative breast cancer. What is that?

I'm er+ pr- and her2+, but been told I have triple negative breast cancer. What is that?

Mixed info: Triple negative refers to the phenotype that is er neg. Pr neg. And her2 neg. These are usually treated with the addition of chemo often upfront to determine which are chemo sensitive (often very much so) and which are resistant (poorer prognosis). Talk with your doctor and perhaps ask to see your path report if still unsure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a recurrence from triple negative breast cancer even after being in remission for 10 years?

Is it possible to have a recurrence from triple negative breast cancer even after being in remission for 10 years?

Yes, but RARE: A cancer can be very smal and not detectable for a long time. Even if it seems to have been gone for 10 years, it is possible to show up again. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Definition)

Occurs when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. Often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Most breast cancers are carcinomas. This is a type of breast cancer. These cancers start in the cells that line organs and tissues. In fact, breast cancers are often a type of carcinoma called adenocarcinoma, which starts in cells that make glands (glandular tissue). Breast adenocarcinomas start in the ducts (the milk ducts) or ...Read more