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Jan 16, 2013 10:28AM
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Many TNBC patients will get the BRCA testing done, and let that guide them as to whether or not they have elective surgery for their ovaries. This is because of a higher incidence of ovarian cancer if you have the BRCA gene. There is more information on this at: http://www.tnbcfoundation.org.
Also, the researchers at MDAnderson strongly feel that TNBC breast cancer is more closely linked to ovarian cancer, than to other breast cancers. You can find out more about this by researching the "MD Anderson Moonshot Project." This is a great $3B Medical Project that was started last summer to find cures for 8 rare and difficult cancers to treat, and TNBC is among one of the cancers they will be targeting! It is a 10-year project and they expect to be able to cut the death rate in half for TNBC patients within the next few years.
Stay strong and positive, eat healthy and research the best diets for TNBC patients, so that you can come up with a great survivorship plan of your own. Exercise is important, and also a low-fat diet is highly encouraged. For a low-fat diet to be beneficial to TNBC, research is showing less than 30 grams of fat a day in our diets should be followed.
I'm so glad to hear all the good things you posted!
- TNBC Research, TNBC Projects
After breast cancer, it's Plan B (as follows): Low-fat, low sugar, fish, veggies, whole grains, fruits, water, green tea; 6-8 hrs moderate-vigorous exercise weekly; and Metformin. If you need info about Metformin to discuss with your Onc, PM me.
12/27/2011, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
1/3/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
2/1/2012 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
5/29/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right)