triple negative breast cancer


triple negative breast cancer

triple negetive breast cancer

Triple negative breast cancer is a kind of cancer which doesnt include any of the 3 receptors mainly found on the breast cancer_cells i.e 1oestrogen, 2progesterone 3,HER2 receptors. Around 15% of breast cancers are triple negative.

Triple negative breast cancer usually responds good to chemotherapy. As of 5 years after diagnosis, women with triple negative breast cancer will not likely to experience a recurrence of their breast cancer compared to people with other types of breast cancer. As time lapses (over 10_years)a recurrence is less likely with triple negative breast cancer.

Treatment for triple negative breast cancer

1.Treatment for triple negative breast cancer usually involves surgery eg breast-conserving/mastectomy, otherwise radiotherapy if breast conserving surgery had been done & chemotherapy.

For more info on types of breast cancer you can visit a local info desk at clinic

As triple negative breast cancer is usually very responsive to chemotherapy, your medical oncologist will most likely develop a chemotherapy treatment plan for you. This will take into account your own individual needs and preferences.

Chemotherapy is usually given after breast cancer surgery. Sometimes it is given before surgery to shrink the tumour to allow for a smaller and easier operation. Some people may be offered chemotherapy before surgery; this is called neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

How is triple negative breast cancer different from other types of breast cancer?

Triple negative breast cancer is different from other types of breast cancer,why?

it does not include any of the 3 receptors mainly seen on breast cancer cells;

  1. Oestrogen
  2. Progesterone
  3. Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2

If you have triple negative breast cancer, you will probably see that your treatment is slightly different from those given 2 other patients with breast cancer.

Women with oestrogen &/progesterone receptor positive breast cancer normally use tamoxifen/ an aromatase inhibitor as treatment. People with HER_2 positive breast cancer normally use Herceptin. These tablets are not useful against triple negative breast cancer.

Anyone can get triple negative breast cancer,

Help;

Note there is different types of breast cancers & each 1 is treated differently all the time . As triple negative breast cancer is a less known form of breast cancer, most patients find it hard 2 explain their treatment options to other people.

Some patients find the support of those who have triple negative breast cancer must useful, as they share same issues. If you would like to connect with other people with this type of breast cancer,

The Department of Health has dedicated support groups for those affected by diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer.