Living with Stage IV (Metastatic) Triple Negative breast cancer (TNBC) and BRCA1+
My Cancer Story -- Continues
My original diagnosis of ER/PR positive, Her2 Negative Stage2b - BRCA1+ with 5 positive nodes was in 2014. I had Chemotherapy, 4 AC and 4 Taxol, Bilateral Mastectomy, Oophorectomy, Hysterectomy, Expanders and full reconstruction - along with 35 radiation treatments. I was then declared "Cancer Free" in March 2015.
I was on Letrozole, daily, which I was told I would remain on it for 5 to 10 years.
However, on Groundhog Day 2017, I was re-diagnosed with Stage IV Triple Negative (TNBC) Metastatic Breast Cancer with a breast cancer tumor in my liver. As my first line of treatment, I joined a Clinical Trial - TOPACIO sponsored by Tesaro, which is a combined treatment of Immunotherapy and a Parp Inhibitor. The drugs are Niraparib (Parp) and Pemprolizumab (Immunotherapy). I have been on this trial since March 2017. ... Read More
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
October Awareness - Day 2 - #StageIVneedsacure
more than 150,000 women in the US living with Metastatic Breast Cancer – Source
– National Cancer Institute, May 18, 2017
1 in 8
women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer
these women will eventually progress of Metastatic Breast Cancer.
women in the United State die every year from MBC (Metastatic Breast