Things that make ya go hmmmm…. Question on biopsy results
Hi! I'm newly diagnosed and I've been researching the information on my pathology report. I have a question that I'm going to bring to my doctors but I thought I'd share it here and see what information or thoughts you may have. I've already met with the doctors and discussed these results, but I have questions
My report shows a minimal amount of er and pr so because of this hormone therapy isn't an option for me. It is listed as + but clarifies that it's minimal. It also shows HER2-
Now from what I'm reading wouldn't this be considered Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)? I ask because from how I'm understanding it, there is no difference, when it comes to treatment, if I have minimal er+ and/or pr+ or er-/pr-. That's because neither one can use hormone therapy. And if I'm right then the American Cancer Society website says that TNBC has a worse prognosis. Thoughts?
I'm told that my cancer is treatable. Which, right now, I believe it is. But I ask a lot of questions. I'm waiting on the BRCA test results. Then I'll know if I need a double mastectomy or just a lumpectomy. If I do a lumpectomy then I need 4-6 weeks of dailyradiation because of its size. Then top it off with some Chemo.
Thank you in advance for any thoughts you may have.