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I had stage two triple negative breast cancer finished chemo are not on any pills is that normall

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2006
    Hi Caroline I agree with all the answers our sisters of hope has submitted to your question. I just want to hopefully reassure you that the surgery chemo and radiation are the most aggressive treatments for Triple Negative . I was diagnosed with Triple Negative stage 2a grade 3 (5/12 years ago) Had a lumpectomy , 16 rounds of chemo and 25 radiation treatments I am doing excellent and continue to have my annual mammograms ultra sounds and visits with my oncologist. My recent mammogram and ultra sound last month showed a suspicious spot in the same breast had a stereotactic biopsy results were benign saw the breast specialist who determined it to be scar tissue I will return for the same procedures (mammogram and ultra sound) in 6 months. I have accepted that this is now a permanent part of my life and try to stay positive at all times. Continue to do your weekly breast exam and follow up with your medical appointments . Early detection is the key and we must continue to education all women and men every opportunity that we have. Stay encouraged and never stop living life to the fullest. I do pray that one day researchers will find a pill for Triple Negative that we too can take so we can have more of a peace of mind!!!
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks for the answer to my question

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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks

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  • Ali S Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Also triple negative and no drugs after treatment because tumor doesn't respond to them. Cancer free after chemo, lumpectomy, radiation. Finished on jan 27. Best wishes to you. Chemo should kick your tumor in the butt!
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      anonymous
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      What type of chemo u have had received (xeloda, endoxan, others ....) have u done any PET and at what frequency? Would it be possible to share ur story?

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  • Tiffani Warila Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    If you are triple negative, you would not need tamoxifen or herceptin, as those are for hormone positive and HER2 positive breast cancers respectively. I would ask your oncologist if they reco
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Recommend you do anything else

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  • Linda Burke Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I also have triple negative. My oncologist told me the same. Just chemo,radiation and surgery. Our cancer is not fed by hormones so there is no need to take any hormone blockers post chemo. Unfortunately they don't know what makes our cancer grow. As always tho, check with your doctor. :)
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  • Linda Burke Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I also have triple negative. My oncologist told me the same. Just chemo,radiation and surgery. Our cancer is not fed by hormones so there is no need to take any hormone blockers post chemo. Unfortunately they don't know what makes our cancer grow. As always tho, check with your doctor. :)
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  • Pamela Giacinto Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I think the pills are for hormone positive cancers. My cancer was also triple negative, and I didn't take any pills after finishing chemo.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I have heard of that before from a lady I know that had triple neg but be sure to question your doctor
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I also have triple negative and my onocologist said the same chemo, surgery and radiation. I'm on my last 5 chemos. Then surgery in May. After radiation. I hope they find a targeted therapy for triple negative in the near future.
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