I hope the knew chemo works better. Sometimes I think the docs need to
try different approaches (of which there are many it seems) and see what
works. I had some rough chemo rounds in the past two yrs. (was diagnosed
in 2010). In answer to your question… Triple Negative bc does not express the genes for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) or Her2/neu–
thus all three are negative (most bc is not like this but has positive receptors).
With TNBC, there is no Herceptin or drugs to help with recurrence and
tnbc is agressive and only 15% of bc patients are in this category (which is
composed of numerous subsets of the disease which the researchers are
just discovering). That’s about it in a nut shell.
I totally understand the staying in a motel in a strange city thought—If Mayo has a trial for me, though, I’m going to grin and go. MD Anderson was anyother possibility although there is a trial in my home state that is crawling at a snail’s pace and not accepting anyone anytime soon.
I, too, love sewing and recently took up rug hooking with wool strips to get
my mind off of all of “this” c. business.
Cosette is a French name. French is my second language, though I’ve
forgotten so much of it. Did go to Quebec a few weeks ago, and that was fun.
You are from Luxembourg, how long have you been here?
Take care, and by the way, check out Dr. Oz’s web site for anti-cancer
foods—several lists on it (5 foods that “kill c. cells” —bok choy (also broccoli,
cauliflower, B. sprouts), cooked tomatoes, strawberries, artichokes, and