Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Good morning,

Im new to this group, so hello.

I was diagnosed with stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer in March which is also in lymph nodes. I started chemo therapy and immunotherapy at the beginning of April with weekly treatment.

Unfortunately I have had a couple of set back, where Ive bad treatment delayed by a week twice. The first was after week 2 where I got an ear infection and then an allergic reaction to the antiboitics and then this week at week where by white blood cells were too low.  Ive been told that delays in treatment is common and normal but it worries me so much that these delays are going to make the treatment less effective (I will still have the full treatment programme just delayed).

Since beginning my treatment Ive noticed that my lumps feel like they have reduced but in the last week Ive been experiencing twinges to the lump in my lymph node and breast (affected areas) I am hoping this is a sign the treatment is working and nothing more than that but naturally you cant help but worry. I just wondeded if anyone else had experienced pain, twinges, discomfort to their affected breast while undergoing treatment? I have an appointment with my Oncologist this week so will be mentioning it to him then. 

Thank you in advance 

  • Hi  

    I didn't experience the symptoms that you're describing but I had surgery before chemo, so not quite the same treatment experience.

    I noticed that your post hadn't had any replies yet so responding to you will 'bump' it back to the top of the discussion list again.

    While you're waiting for replies, it would be great if you could put something about your diagnosis and treatment to date into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

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  • Hi! 

    I am due to finish my radiotherapy this coming Monday for TNBC. I had a large tumour in breast and cancer was present in one lymph node. I experienced a lot of pain in my tumour area throughout my treatment, shooting pains and my breast was very tender to touch. I mentioned this to my chemo nurse a few times and she just sort of said it was normal, she didn’t give me really any explanation. Definitely mention it to your oncologist or whoever you see next but you are not alone! 

    Good luck with the rest of your treatment! X