Late relapses of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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angelcakes
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Late relapses of Triple Negative Breast Cancer - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:39 PM
Is it possible to relapse from triple negative breast cancer after you've reached the 5 year mark?  I ask this question because I have never heard of anyone with TNBC relapsing after being in remission for 5 to 10 years. 

Rena
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Re:Late relapses of Triple Negative Breast Cancer - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7:40 PM
Hi angel. I replied to you on the "Introduce Yourself" forum. Hopefully, some others will come along here to respond. Take care. Rena
Rena age 66 California Central Coast
29-year survivor
BRCA2-positive
Dx 1986 IDC ER/PR negative 22 positive lymph nodes
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Nuzzys Nana
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Re:Late relapses of Triple Negative Breast Cancer - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 8:14 PM
This subject is of great interest to me because I am a "triple" who just reached the 5 year mark. According to my oncologist and others, most "triples" relapse, if they are going to, in the 2 or 3rd year after diagnosis.
Of course, we always have to be on alert and remember that we can get bc again in the same or other breast just like anyone else.
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

Sadie Rose
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Re:Late relapses of Triple Negative Breast Cancer - Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:41 PM
Hi Angel,
I know it is possible to relasp after 5 years, but it is not very common.  My oncologist had one patient who did a year ago.  I am almost at the six year mark, so she is extending the time between my check ups.  

Warmly,
Sadie 

angelcakes
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Re:Late relapses of Triple Negative Breast Cancer - Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:56 AM
Thank you everyone for responding to my question.  I wish nothing but the very best for all of you.