Monday, June 15, 2009
I have the "bad" breast cancer: "Triple Negative"
The Her2 test results are in and are negative. Since my breast cancer has tested negative for receptors to estrogen, progesterone, and HER2, I'm considered "triple negative" and that's NOT a good thing. The chances of recurrance and spreading are very high and the effective treatment is limited since the hormone supressor therapies are not useful for this type of cancer. I'm still planning to maintain a positive attitude and to kick this cancer's ass, but it's definitely a blow to receive this news. We've read that this cancer is usually very responsive to chemotherapy which is good, but it's reach for treatment is limited when the disease has spread so now I worry about the fact it's spread to my lymph nodes and hope and pray to nowhere else. It's very aggressive. If you love me, don't bother googling it, it's not pretty. This just sucks. Please pray for me that the cancer did not spread beyond my lymph nodes. Even though my PET scan was clear, it only shows clusters of cells of a certain size and not small clusters that could be increasing in size. We also are waiting for the bone scan results to find out if my bones are clear or not of this craziness. Cancer, you SUCK. I hate you, fucker. Love, Julie