When you are first diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer you will most likely have many questions and concerns. In addition to your medical team, we are here to help guide you through that process by providing information, resources and support.
Together with your doctor, you will decide on a treatment plan for your triple negative breast cancer based on a variety of factors such as tumor size, tumor grade and whether the cancer has traveled to your lymph nodes or other parts of your body. Standard treatment options for triple negative breast cancer include chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.
Living with metastatic TNBC
Metastatic triple negative breast cancers are cancers that have spread from the breast tissue where they began to other places in your body. There are an increasing number of therapies that are helping women with metastatic TNBC and hundreds of clinical trials testing new approaches.
Caregiving for your loved one with triple negative breast cancer may feel like a full-time job. But the more you prepare for tasks ahead of time and learn about what to expect, the more manageable your role as caregiver will be.
You’ve finished your treatment. Now what? Survivorship is part of the breast cancer journey and is different for everyone. Since triple negative breast cancer does not have a post-treatment drug option like other breast cancers, you might worry you are not doing enough to protect yourself. Questions about cancer coming back or becoming metastatic may distract you from moving forward after treatment has ended.
The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation has partnered with CancerCare to offer free, professional support services to patients, families and health providers coping with a diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer.
The TNBC Helpline is staffed by experienced oncology social workers with specific knowledge of triple negative disease. In addition to counseling, TNBC Helpline staff can assist callers in availing themselves of the various other services CancerCare has to offer including, where appropriate, helping patients apply for co-pay assistance, transportation and other social services.
Please call the number below to speak with one of our expert social workers regarding a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis:877-880-TNBC (8622)
10am to 6pm ET
Friday 10am to 5pm ET
You can also email us at: TNBCHelpline@cancercare.org