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Would mets also be triple negative?

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Topic: Would mets also be triple negative?
Posted By: vickid
Subject: Would mets also be triple negative?
Date Posted: Aug 28 2010 at 10:32am
I feel rather ignorant in asking this! I have completed all the treatments-the surgery, chemo and radiation and I am now into my "2000 mile check ups" every 3 months. My diagnosis was triple negative infammatory BC stage III.
I had 26 lymph nodes removed / 8 were "bad guys"
I am, of course, terrified like everyone else that it will return-if so, is the cancer always triple negative as itintially diagnosed?-even in the bones, lungs, brain etc.????
 
I can't seem to find an answer or opinion.
 
Vicki



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Posted By: 123Donna
Date Posted: Aug 28 2010 at 11:01am
Vicki,

If the tnbc cells spread to another organ, it would still be tnbc unless it changed pathology.  There was an article I remember reading where some mets can change pathology.  I think the only way to know for sure it to compare the new biopsy to the original tumor.


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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



Posted By: vickid
Date Posted: Aug 28 2010 at 8:02pm
Donna,
 
Thank  you so much! Felt a bit silly in asking...
 
Vicki



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