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Breast Cancer - Hormone related types

  • 19-04-2023 12:54pm
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    Is anyone experienced enough to let me know what type is 'best' to get.

    Triple Negative is bad because it doesn't respond to hormone treatment and is aggressive.

    So, is it best to have Estrogen Receptor, Progesterone Receptor or Her2 cancer. Waiting on results I'll probably get for a loved one tomorrow. I'll be in the room with them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭coffeepls

    Hope your loved one is keeping well, and first and foremost, good to hear you are there standing by them through this challenging time.

    I’m sure you might know whether it’s ER, PR pos or neg now, HER2 etc etc, and I hope you’re not too phased by whatever it is. Just remember that diagnosis is just about giving the cancer a name, and treatment is the important part.

    You can do great research into whatever type of cancer your loved one has, try the Irish cancer society website (even give them a ring, they are there to help you get to grips with helping your friend, and understanding your fears).

    Most of all keep doing what you’re doing, supporting your loved one is invaluable at this time.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Thanks coffeepls,

    The last day they just did more tests on the other breast and said they'd come back with a plan once they had the full results - back from a holiday to take our minds off it - expecting to get called in this Thursday... hopefully as I just want a plan to start.