Triple negative breast cancer is a type of breast cancer where breast cancer cells test negative for three times hormone receptors - estrogen, progesterone and the HER2 protein. This means that hormone therapy and medicines that target HER2 protein receptors are not effective against this type of cancer.
Choosing a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Specialist in Florida
About 10-15% of all breast cancers are triple negative breast cancers and typically it is a more aggressive type of cancer. Symptoms of triple negative breast cancer are very similar to those of other forms of breast cancer, and can only be diagnosed when cancer cells are sent to the lab to be analyzed.
Since the lack of certain hormone receptors influences how a patient will respond to treatment, receiving a proper diagnosis or a second opinion on what treatment options to pursue is important, but how do you select a specialist with whom to consult?
If you have been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer you may want to have a few questions ready to determine if this triple negative breast cancer specialist is right for you.
- How often do they see triple negative breast cancer patients?
- What treatments are available?
- If surgery is recommended, how often is that surgery performed?
No two cases of triple negative breast cancer are the same, which is why going to an expert who provides an individualized treatment plan can make all the difference. Typical treatment options include:
- Radiation therapy
- Neoadjuvant therapy
Learn what treatments are available at the hospital you’re considering and find out if they have access to clinical trials.
If you are traveling across Florida to receive your triple negative breast cancer treatment, find out if there are resources available to you and your family. Are virtual visits available? Are there resources to help your loved ones support you?
Why Turn To Moffitt?
Florida residents who are looking for a triple negative breast cancer center are encouraged to come to Moffitt Cancer Center. Our Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program offers some distinct advantages.
Experience & Expertise
At Moffitt, patients can receive all the treatment and supportive care they need in a single location. Our multispecialty team holds weekly tumor board meetings to develop individualized treatment plans for each patient and monitors their treatment progress. Our triple negative breast cancer team includes:
- Surgical Oncologists
- Medical Oncologists
- Radiation Oncologist
- Plastic Surgeons
- Fertility Preservation Specialists
- Genetic Testing
As a high-volume cancer center, the triple negative breast cancer experts at Moffitt have an unmatched level of skill and experience.
Robust Clinical Trials Program
In addition to the standard of care treatments like surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, patients who travel across Florida to seek treatment at Moffitt also benefit from our clinical trials.
We continue to make strides in developing our understanding of triple negative breast cancer. Treatments are being evaluated regularly by medical researchers and clinicians as more is being learned about triple negative cancers. Our extensive research efforts and innovative clinical trials help our patients lead healthy and productive lives.
This dedication to advancing cancer research to improve outcomes for our patients has earned us the designation of Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute - the only one based in Florida.
Patient and Family-Centered Care
With multiple locations across Tampa Bay Moffitt offers a full range of physical, spiritual and emotional support services to our patients and their. At Moffitt, we want to empower our patients and their families to be part of their healthcare experience.
To learn more about treatment options for triple negative breat cancer or, call 1-888-663-3488 or complete a new patient registration form online. We will provide access to a cancer expert within one day.