Triple Negative Diagnosis

I have just been told I have TNBC and i am terrified I’m scheduled a mastectomy at end of month my choice as opposed to lumpectomy tumour is 12mm so is small and nodes were clear on scan, just need some positivity as all the stuff you read is such a poor prognosis and all you read is there no treatment apart from chemo. 


Not sleeping or eating Dr has just prescribed sleeping tablets. 



Hello and welcome to the forum although it is not somewhere you would willingly want to be, however you will get lots of help and support from the wonderful ladies on here, some of which have had the same diagnosis as you and I am sure they will be able to give you support


Sending you hugs


Helena xxx

Hi Katjack,
Thankfully, it looks like it’s been picked up early & it’s good the nodes are clear, so there’s every reason to be positive about this.
There are others here with TN bc who will be along shortly & others here have done well & are fine years down the line. From what I’ve read here, the longer you remain cancer free after treatment, then recurrance becomes even less likely with TN.
It also helps to remember that the stats are based on those treated 10-20 years ago, so are not necessarily representative now. For many of us, stats are just best ignored really, because they are not specific to us individually.
Although it doesn’t feel like it, thank goodness it’s been picked up & can now be dealt with.
There’s loads of support here, so do come & chat or vent whenever you need to.
ann x

Hi katjack, sorry you find yourself on this journey but very glad you’ve found bccf. There is the someone like me facility with bccf which could help if you wanted to speak to someone who had tnbc diagnosis too. There are a lot of us, so you are not alone. A good book that helped me was Patricia prijatel - surviving triple negative breast cancer. Also there are lots of tn survivors out there, robin Roberts, Joan lunden, Shannon Doherty to name some high profile ones in USA. Remember there are breakthroughs with treatments all the time and your treatments will be tailored to you specifically, your teams will look after you and throw the full arsenal at you and look at chemo as an extra doctor giving it a good ???on the inside too. If you’ve got long hair think about donating it to little princess trust wigs for kids, you could turn loosing hair into a positive? Now we’ve got you sandwiched safely between us on the rollercoaster, use the threads as much or as little as you need, there are surgery threads, chemo threads, rads threads and you will never be alone support is 24/7 on here with lots of :heart::heart::heart:And ???and many ???moments but always :heart::heart::heart:???:sparkles::sparkles::sparkles:Shi xx

Hi Katjack, just wanted to say hi and welcome you to the forum.  Its is a very scary time but it gets easier once your treatment plan is agreed and you get into it.  As Shi has said this forum is amazing with lots of support for every aspect of your treatment.   Here is my blog which you may find some comfort from:  Sending hugs. xxx

Hi katjack
I’m 37 and was diagnosed August last year
TN grade three no lymph node involvement I had a lumpectomy as didn’t k ow at the time I was tn
I’m half way through chemo the Internet scared the life out of me so now I stay away
Plus as mentioned it’s old stats