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Nuzzys Nana

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Re: RE: Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:10 PM
I'll be thinking of you. Please let us know how you are when you are when you want to communicate. Best wishes.
Lumpectomy 4/14/05 at age 69
Stage 1, 2cm, Node Negative
Grade 3, Triple Negative
AC/Taxol, Radiation,
BRCA2 positive (It's always something!)
No Family History
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Re: RE: Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Saturday, April 11, 2015 11:54 PM
Thank you Nuzzys Nana!  I'm sending you positive energy too!
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Re:Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Friday, May 08, 2015 4:43 PM
Hi everyone! I am new to this website and forum. My 62 year old mom was just diagnosed with triple negative metastatic breast cancer. She had a <2cm primary tumor (right breast at 7 o'clock) and 20 lymph nodes under her arm removed (only 3 were positive for cancer cells). The pathology report from the surgery indicated that lymph vascular invasion was present. Her cancer was considered grade 2 from the core biopsy report, but is now grade 3 from the surgery report. Since the surgery, she has had a CT scan & bone scan of her body (head CT upcoming). The oncologist told us that a spot was found on her L4 pedicle that had a high uptake, which makes them suspect it's metastasized cancer from the breast. She has no physical symptoms of this (ie. no pain). Therefore, she has been diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer - without treatment she has maybe 1 year, with treatment maybe 2-3 years as the cancer is extremely aggressive. The oncologist felt that it had been present for less than a year before it was caught. My question is - how likely is it that the spot found in the CT/bone scan on her L4 pedicle is breast-to-bone cancer? My understanding is that bone mets don't usually show up for a good length of time from the initial diagnosis and breast cancer tends to invade the visceral organs first. And if the cancer is, in fact, that aggressive, shouldn't we expect to see more mets in more than one spot right now? Thank you in advance for your time
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Re:Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Friday, May 08, 2015 6:14 PM
Hi and welcome and so sorry for your Mom's dx, bone mets are the easiest to treat and we have many members a few years out doing well with this dx so not sure why you were told a year and think your Mom needs to get a second opinion.A bone scan alone can show many hot spots other than cancer that can be old injuries or arthritis etc and can't be relied upon, an MRI or  CT/Pet would give you more answers.

IF this is bone mets it can show up early on in her2+ breast cancer and spread there first but should be easy to treat as I said earlier and the outcome should be far better than what your Onc is saying so would seek another opinion. 
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Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
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Re:Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Friday, May 08, 2015 7:24 PM
I too had triple negative bc and was told I had a "poorer prognosis". But here I am, ten years later. The thing about triple negative, is that it is fast growing and the belief is that if it is going to spread and re-appear it will do so within the first 2 years. Chemo works very well on fast growing cells, which is what Grade 3 is. New treatments are coming on line all the time. Please do not give up hope and encourage your mom to get all the treatment that is offered. She may also qualify for clinical trials.*********** Best wishes to you and your family and keep us posted.
Lumpectomy 4/14/05 at age 69
Stage 1, 2cm, Node Negative
Grade 3, Triple Negative
AC/Taxol, Radiation,
BRCA2 positive (It's always something!)
No Family History
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Re:Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Thursday, May 21, 2015 1:33 AM
On June 6th it will be seven years since I finished chemo. I just got the results yesterday from my annual mammogram and everything looks good.
Kathy
Diagnosed at age 47
DX: 12/13/07 IDC Stage IIa Grade 3 3.5 cm TN
Lumpectomy 1/30/08 SNB neg
Chemo-2/29/08: 4 A/C 4 Taxol-Done 6/6/08! NED!
33 Rads 7/7/08-8/20/08 Done!
12/10/09 Now Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Survivor!
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Re:Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:00 AM
Wonderful news and many congrats!!!
Tricia Keegan...From Ireland Dx July '05 IDC 3/9 nodes pos..triple positive..a/c x 4..Taxol/herceptin x 12
Herceptin 1yr ..rads x35 oophorectomy Aug '06
Currently taking Arimidex /Zometa 1 x yearly
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Re:Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Monday, November 23, 2015 6:41 PM
My wife was dx earlier this year Triple Negative w/ metaplastic w/ squamous, she had Carboplatin-Gemzar chemo, the therapy killled the cancer in 3-4 lymph nodes, but there was still 1.5cm cancer in her tumor, reduced from 3-4cm, now she's getting 12 weekly taxol after single masectomy and (5) armpit nodes removed. Our question now is does she need radiation over the entire breast area, the clavicle lymph node area, and whats left in the armpit? Is this over-kill?
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Re:Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Monday, November 23, 2015 7:11 PM
Does your wife have a radiologist? If so, that doctor will map out a plan for the treatment deemed best. Or, you already gotten an opinion? No one is forced to accept a doctor's recommendation. If your wife is not satisfied with one doctor's opinion she should seek one from another doctor. I wish her well.
Lumpectomy 4/14/05 at age 69
Stage 1, 2cm, Node Negative
Grade 3, Triple Negative
AC/Taxol, Radiation,
BRCA2 positive (It's always something!)
No Family History
karey

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Re:Triple Negative-How are you doing? - Monday, November 23, 2015 10:22 PM
TNBC can be extremely aggressive and unlike other breast cancers drugs like Tamoxifen or Herceptin are useless. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation is all we have. That's the bad news. The good news is it can respond extremely well to chemo and radiation and we don't have to deal with the side-effects of hormone therapy. I had to make a choice between a lumpectomy and a mastectomy nearly eight years ago. One of the things that caused me to lean towards a lumpectomy was because I learned that as a triple negative, it was still recommended that I have chemo and radiation treatment even if I had a mastectomy. I had no lymph node involvement and yet I had the same radiation treatment you are asking about. If that is being recommended by her radiology oncologist, then I would say no, it is not over-kill.
Kathy
Diagnosed at age 47
DX: 12/13/07 IDC Stage IIa Grade 3 3.5 cm TN
Lumpectomy 1/30/08 SNB neg
Chemo-2/29/08: 4 A/C 4 Taxol-Done 6/6/08! NED!
33 Rads 7/7/08-8/20/08 Done!
12/10/09 Now Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Survivor!
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