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    Posted: Nov 30 2018 at 1:30pm
Well this has been a quick turn of events in our lives. My mother in law who is 61 and has been a very healthy person just got her TNBC diagnosis this week. She felt a lump about 10 days ago doing a self exam, went in got a biopsy and found out it was caner.

met with the Oncologist today and was told the news that it was triple negative and grade 3. From what i understand she is stage 1 (from what the surgeon said on her visit prior to the oncologist). She has a small tumor in one breast but nothing has spread to the lymph nodes yet.

The plan will be 6 months of chemo followed by either a lumpectomy and radiation or a mastectomy. Below is the info my wife gave me from the visit.

Chemotherapy: Adriamycin and Cyclophosphamide every 2 weeks - total of 4 doses. Neulasta (immune booster) day after each cycle.
Paclitaxel weekly for total of 12 doses.

Anyone on here had a similar diagnosis and how were your results with a plan like this?

I have never had anyone in my adult life close to me have Cancer and we are extremely close with her Mom and Dad. I am having a hard time clearing my mind of fears and with the triple negative diagnosis I feel like my head is spinning with all the research I am doing. Any advice on how to be there for her while she is going through all of this? My wife is also due in 3 months with our first child so it has been a strange time now trying to be really happy about our child but her moms cancer is also consuming our thoughts.

Any thoughts or insight would be greatly appreciated.

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I was stage 2 grade 3 in May of 2017. Had same chemo regimen followed by lumpectomy and radiation. I did have a complete response to treatment. The worse side effects for me were tiredness. I was able to go back to work while on taxol and radiation but stayed home when I needed to. I wish your mother in law well!

Edited by Lisa s - Nov 30 2018 at 11:06pm
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