Triple negative x

Lady Di
Lady Di Member Posts: 2
Can anyone assist me with triple negative x breast cancer info


  • blazytracy
    blazytracy Member Posts: 157
    Hi Lady Di
    I am so sorry that nobody has responded to your post and I am really sorry that I cannot help you either but thought I would bring this back up to the top because you deserve it more than that!!! I am sorry but do not know what triple negative x even is - I have been on this site for two years and have received a whole lot of help!! If it wasn't for this site, I may have not made it through everything. I am sorry for no posting replies for you - they will come - they will!!!! Do not give up hope, cuz we are ALLLLL Here for YOU!!!

    Hugs Always,

  • emamei
    emamei Member Posts: 146
    Triple Negative Breast Cancer Explained
    Hi there.

    Here is an amazing breast cancer web site dedicated to those of us, yes me too, with Triple Negative Breast Cancer -

    From the site -

    Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer:

    It is now commonly understood that breast cancer is not one form of cancer, but many different "subtypes" of cancer. These subtypes of breast cancer are generally diagnosed based upon the presence, or lack of, three "receptors" known to fuel most breast cancers: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). The most successful treatments for breast cancer target these receptors.

    Unfortunately, none of these receptors are found in women with triple negative breast cancer. In other words, a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis means that the offending tumor is estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative, thus giving rise to the name "triple negative breast cancer." On a positive note, this type of breast cancer is typically responsive to chemotherapy. Because of its triple negative status, however, triple negative tumors generally do not respond to receptor targeted treatments. Depending on the stage of its diagnosis, triple negative breast cancer can be particularly aggressive, and more likely to recur than other subtypes of breast cancer.

    I hope this helps. If you need more info from a first hand experience, let me know.