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ask: My sister was just diagnosed with triple negative stage 3 gradellb breast cancer. I'm trying to find info on survival rates and treatment

By Anonymous May 21, 2009 - 8:26am
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My sister was just diagnosed with triple negative stage 3 gradellb breast cancer. I'm trying to find info on survival rates and treatment.

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I too have triple neg breast cancer the 3 aggressive you are talking about may be the bloom grade 3 ,which most triple neg is that. And the aggressive is probably referring to the bloom grade 3 being the most different looking and considered the most aggressive. Find out her diagnosis from the biopsy 33% of triple neg live beyond the 3-5 survival rate. Read up on it there is a lot of good websites TNBC is one NCCN Cancer Care .org, LBBC, triple neg breast cancer foundation.
Good luck Karen m.

August 21, 2015 - 3:18pm
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First thing to do, is to pray every day, do not let fear rule you. I also have Triple Negative, right now I am still cancer free, because I do not give in, but put my focus on getting better. and it is working With our Lord, if you are a believer.

Here are 2 articles on our diagnosis which would benefit your sister:
https://www.kintera.org/site/apps/ka/ec/supporter.asp?c=ajIRK7NHLeJ4E&b=... and
Good Luck

February 14, 2015 - 7:00am
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yes i wish to know also as I am on this site trying to also find this out.

April 24, 2013 - 5:35am
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My identical twin sister at 42 was diagnosed with idc grade 3 breast cancer which was found in some nodes not last year but the nov before that and last year up until april may was having chemo and rad now on meds. what is the life expectancy please. She is also suppose to have the gene test as i am awaiting to know if i have to have a masectomy or not pending on her test.

April 24, 2013 - 5:30am
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my sister was dignosied with triple negative breast cancer, 3 aggressive. i have researced the triple negative but i can not understand the 3 aggressive. what i have found i dont understand what it means. can someone please explain what the 3 aggressive means to were i can understand

June 23, 2011 - 8:45pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

I am guessing it is Grade 3. My understanding is that it implies how quickly the cells divide. Grade 3 is common for Triple Negative. I am guessing by now they have also staged the cancer. I recevied the same diagnosis on 6/6 of this year. What stage is she?

July 18, 2011 - 1:19pm
Pat Elliott HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Anon - There are many types of cancers and they grow at different rates. When a cancer is termed "aggressive" it means fast-growing. The number 3 most likely is referring to the stage of the cancer, but you should double check that. The following link will provide you with more definitive information on staging. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-st...
Hope that helps make things clearer for you!

June 24, 2011 - 8:50am
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Anonymous (reply to Pat Elliott)

I was given the diagnosis of TNBC in 2009 stage IIB grade 3. In response to the grade. The grade is measured from 1-3 with 3 being the highest grade. The grade show how different the actual cancer cells look from normal healthy breast cells. So I was grade 3 which means my cancer cells highly differentiated from a normal cell. The stage IIB is measured by the size of the tumor and if it has spread to the lymph nodes or other organs. Mine was a large tumor 5.25cm however I did not have lymph node involvement so I was a IIb instead of a stage III.

September 8, 2011 - 8:48am
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I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in August 2005. My stage was llB. There was
a lumpectomy done and 12 lymph nodes removed with only one of the lymph nodes was positive
the 11 others were negative. I am approaching (2months away) from my 4th year cancer free.
I took chemotherapy and then radiation.
I was told by my oncologist that after five years of being cancer free the prognosis goes way up to about 94% survival rate. I'm a little confused if now it is 7 to 10 years instead of the 5 year mark. I was given a very aggressive form of chemotherapy (adriamiacin first and then taxol).
The taxol left me with very bad neuropathy. There is a drug out now called taxatier which will not leave you with neuropathy. I was also told by my radiologist that triple negative was better to have than her positive after 5 years. A little confused? What are your thoughts?
Linda, from Florida

June 23, 2009 - 6:05am

I know of two excellent resources. Dr. Pam Popper of the Wellness Forum recommends:
Cancerdecisions.com AND I recommend Dr. Susan Silberstein, founder and director of CACE: Center for Advancement of Cancer Education www.beatcancer.org excellent.

June 16, 2009 - 9:36am
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