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By March 16, 2010 - 12:58pm
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Hi Jan,
As your question suggests, five-year survival rates for triple-negative breast cancer is lower than that of other breast cancers, but does not mean that five years is a fixed survival rate, as 33% of women do survive at least past the "5-year mark".

According to BreastCancer.org:
"Five-year survival rates also tend to be lower for triple-negative breast cancer. A 2007 study of more than 50,000 women with all stages of breast cancer found that 77% of women with triple-negative breast cancer survived at least 5 years, versus 93% of women with other types of breast cancer."

If your question is related to "has anyone survived" meaning statistically speaking, I hope the above information has answered this question with an astounding YES!

If your question is related to wanting to know if someone at EmpowHER has survived, and you are looking to connect with these women, then I hope you hear back from a survivor. In the meantime, there are a few online forums and support groups that are already in existence for women diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer:
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBC) (click on "Forums")
- BreastCancer.org (click on "Community Knowledge")

March 16, 2010 - 1:27pm
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