Jan 8, 2011 07:40AM , edited Jan 8, 2011 08:49AM by lago
I have heard although I don't know how true it is that for those who are triple negative that reoccurrence is likely to happen within the first 2-3 years. If you clear that as a triple negative your prognosis looks pretty good for non reoccurrance… but again I don't know how true that is. For us triple positive gals I have no idea.
Herceptin is still fairly new so I don't think they really have good statistics yet. This why it is hard to find accurate information. There are so many other factors besides HER2+ that effect recurrance. You may want to read some of these links:
Breast Cancer Recurrence | Background Information
Lists risk factors for recurrance.
Breast cancer recurrence seen as low after 5 years
The study found that women who had tumors known as estrogen receptor positive, in which the hormone estrogen is driving the tumor, had a higher risk of these late recurrences compared to women whose tumors were not this type.
Women who had low-grade, or less aggressive, tumors, actually had a higher risk of late recurrence than women who had higher grade tumors, Brewster said. "That was certainly a finding that we were surprised to see,"
Risk of Recurrence in Early Breast Cancer