Hello worried sis
only just seen this post. I was diagnosed with TNBC on 15th July and had my first round of chemo a couple of weeks ago. My lump is quite large (41mm) although fortunately no node involvement and so the plan is for chemo first followed by surgery / radiotherapy. I'm having the 3 x EC that most ladies seem to get ( although not the F bit, not sure why) and then the T but with carboplatin as well. My oncologist said that this second bit was quite brutal but he felt that they should throw 'everything at it ' - his words, not mine. I have just assumed that this is the normal approach but am surprised to read on here that's not necessarily the case.
. Maybe it is to do with lump size etc but it's obviously available on the nhs so might be worth asking your oncologist?
I am starting with TC the C being carboplatin next week - I do not have triple negative. I wonder if that makes a difference.
Hi , I've just completed a course of docetaxol and carboplatin, I'm in Yorkshire, they did this as an alternative to FEC, so it is around still!
Yes I noticed on the other sites they were all offered this and they seem to get so much more treatment than us I had Fec t for stage 3 triple neg 9 positive nodes im coming up to 2 year fec t is the gold standard treatment here in the uk good luck to your sister x