Stage III TNBC. Looking for stories of hope
Hi. My 30 year old wife's been diagnosed with TNBC. Unfortunately our treatment right from the start has not gone as per the standard algorithm.
In fact her 4cm lump was determined to be a fibroadenoma and excised by a general surgeon, and it turned out to be tnbc with LVI, ki-67 65-70%, necrosis present, closest margin <1mm
We rushed to a higher centre, and staging PET found a large 3.6cm axillary LN(matted).
She's now completed 4x DD AC, and after much convincing the MO has added on pembrolizumab to weekly pacli and carbo.
We're really scared given how it was handled at the start, and we're worried that the initial surgery may have increased her risk of metastasis.
The breast oncosurgeon we met at the higher centre said he will do a reexcision and ALND after chemotherapy.
Clinically the MO has staged her as 3B locally advanced.
We're very scared and looking for hope. Would love to hear from others with Stage III TNBC or with similar experiences.
Im really sorry if this comes out as a duplicate or overlapping thread