Apr 03, 2011 - 8:10 pm
I just finished my last round of chemo on Thursday last week. I had 8 total, 4 AC and 4 Taxol.
My Invasive Ductal Carcinoma tumor that was removed last October, along with lymph nodes, was found to be Triple Negative.
I'm 42 years old with three young daughters, age 10, 8 and 7. I am having additional surgery to re-excise the margins that surrounded the original tumor and then radiation therapy.
I've read a number of recent publications that discuss the success of current treatments for woman with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and their long term prognosis, survival rates, chances for recurrence, etc. My oncologist has explained there is no way to know for certain which end of the statistical spectrum a patient may fall.
As you can imagine, I'm scared, I hate uncertainty, I feel I need answers that no one can give me and having to come to grips with that is driving me crazy. I want to live to see my daughters grow up and have happy lives of their own. I have goals and aspirations too.
Is there any of you out there who are also Triple Negative? What information have your doctors given you? How long has it been for you since your initial diagnosis and treatment?
I need to hear from and talk to other woman who can understand what I'm experiencing. I feel scared, uncertain and lost.