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Re: Brain mets

Hello Steval 

Thank you for your question. 

Our web information explains more about triple negative breast cancer and treatment for primary triple negative breast cancer here . You can also find information about treating brain metastases here. Treatment offered will vary based on the individual person’s situation and will be tailored accordingly.  

However, when treating triple negative secondary breast cancer, the number of metastases, where they are in the body, the person’s general health and wellbeing and their wishes will all be taken into consideration when decided on the best treatment plan for them.  

Chemotherapy is usually the main treatment for people with triple negative secondary breast cancer and studies have looked at using current chemotherapy drugs in different ways to find the best way to treat triple negative breast cancer.  

However, one of the most recent advances in triple negative breast cancer is using targeted therapy which can be used in some people with secondary triple negative breast cancer 

Targeted therapies used to treat some triple negative breast cancers include atezolizumab (Tecentriq) and sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy). 

Radiotherapy is commonly used, and surgery sometimes used to treat brain metastases. 

We provide a number of different services for people living with secondary breast cancer aimed at providing both information and support.  You can find out more about these services here 

Do call our Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks. The number is 0808 800 6000, (Relay UK -prefix 18001). 

If you would like a nurse to call you do complete this form. Ticking the box agreeing to a call back. 

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am - 1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.  

Best wishes 


Breast Care Nurse 

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Brain mets

Hi there,

How do we treat TNBC Breast cancer + brain mets in the UK please?

Thank you