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    Posted: Feb 04 2017 at 12:23pm
Hi Eeryone, 

My mother will start her chemo treatment soon and we are so confused by different plans.Her TNBC is Stage 2B (T2N1M0) with following details. 

-invasive ductal carcinoma grade II 
-tumor size: 2.6cm 
-1 out of 34 lymph nodes affected. 
-Ki-67 index: 20%

The following two plans of t chemotherapy were suggested:
1.      Private clinic doctor:
-Dose Dense AC X4 + P X 4  every 2 weeks 

2.       Public hospital doctor: 
Standard Chemotherapy (followed by radiotherapy)
-FEC x 3 + TT x 3 every 3 weeks
( We are from Hong Kong where Dose Dense treatment cannot be offered in public hospital for stage 2 patient )

We concern the benefits and side effects of DD treatment and in urgent need to know whether it would be a great difference if we do not opt for standard chemo. It is appreciated if anyone could share their expereicnes of using standard chemo to cure TNBC. Thank you very much!
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Looks like you posted this 10 days ago so not sure you're still looking. I would assume you've gotten a treatment plan by now but let me tell you my experience.
 
I was diagnosed August 4th 2016.  I was also stage 2B but with 0 lymph nodes affected.  my tumor was 5.6 cm therefore we had to do chemo first surgery second.  My KI67 was 87%. My first chemo was 8/25 and my last was 1/19/17.  We went with DD AC x 4 (every other week) and DD taxol x 12 weekly.  I am now cancer free.  Other than a 2 week break for sickness I flew through the chemo's no problem. Sure the AC's kicked my butt a little but not terrible and I was able to work most of the time.  And again I'm cancer free.  I have a double mastectomy planned for March 8. 
 
Feel free to ask if you have any questions. 


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DX IDC TNBC 6/09 age 49, Stage 1,Grade 3, 1.5cm,0/5Nodes,KI-67 48%,BRCA-,6/09bi-mx, recon, T/C X4(9/09)
11/10 Recur IM node, Gem,Carb,Iniparib 12/10,MRI NED 2/11,IMRT Radsx40,CT NED11/13,MRI NED3/15

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