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How can you take care of yourself if you have triple-negative breast cancer?

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After your treatment is over, your doctor will want to see you often to make sure the cancer doesn't return. For the first three years, you'll likely see your doctor every three to six months. For two years after that, you'll probably visit every six to 12 months. Once you've been cancer-free for six years, you'll probably go back only once a year. Tell the doctor right away if you develop any new symptoms or if you have pain or other problems that relate to your breasts.

From: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation: “Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”

Breastcancer.org: “How Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Behaves and Looks.”

Anders, C. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012. 100 Questions & Answers About Triple Negative Breast Cancer,

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Staging.”

Medscape: “First-line Treatment of Triple-Negative and Basal-Like Breast Cancers.”

National Breast Cancer Foundation: “Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”

BreastCancer.org: “Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation: “Guide to Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer,” “Survivorship.”

American Cancer Society: “Signs and symptoms of breast cancer,” “How is breast cancer classified?” 

Susan G. Komen: “Facts for life: Triple negative breast cancer.”

Stanley Lipkowitz, MD, PhD, chief, Women's Malignancies Branch; senior investigator, National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research.

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on February 25, 2019

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SOURCES:

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation: “Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”

Breastcancer.org: “How Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Behaves and Looks.”

Anders, C. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2012. 100 Questions & Answers About Triple Negative Breast Cancer,

American Cancer Society: “Cancer Staging.”

Medscape: “First-line Treatment of Triple-Negative and Basal-Like Breast Cancers.”

National Breast Cancer Foundation: “Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”

BreastCancer.org: “Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.”

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation: “Guide to Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer,” “Survivorship.”

American Cancer Society: “Signs and symptoms of breast cancer,” “How is breast cancer classified?” 

Susan G. Komen: “Facts for life: Triple negative breast cancer.”

Stanley Lipkowitz, MD, PhD, chief, Women's Malignancies Branch; senior investigator, National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research.

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on February 25, 2019

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