Hi I was diagnosed in 2008 (almost 5 years) with tnbc - 7.7mm tumour (small less than 1 cm) no nodes or vascular invation grade 2. I was aged 55 at diagnoses, I am now 60, had wle and rads (can't remember how many). I was never offered chemo as this was considered over treatment by my onc. You can imagine how scared I feel when I read on here that nearly all tnbc have been offered chemo to maximise there life expectancy. However, regardless of treatment, you can never take this disease for granted, no matter how many years you survive. I remember reading recently that a lady had survided 20 years with no evidence of secondary disease, but it still came back. I must admit, I have read the secondary site several times, only because I have to be realistic as breast cancer can never be considered a curable disease and maybe one day my cancer will return, as so many do. Five years on, you may wonder why I am not putting out the flags or having some sort of celebration, but the only thing I ask my self daily as I am sure every women on this site has asked, Why did I get it in the first place. I just hope that one day our daughters and granddaughters will be able to say, Remember when women use to die of breast cancer. Sorry if this sounds like a rant.
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