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2/4/2018I'm 43 and recently diagnosed with TNBC stage 2 A. Scans have shown no spreading.
My treatment plan is:

Carboplastin and Taxol weekly for 12 weeks
A/C once every 3 weeks for 4 cycles
In addition to the drugs above, I will be part of a clinical trial and will receive Pembro or Placebo once every 3 weeks for all 24 weeks above.

Surgery which will be determined by my genetic testing
Possible radiation, if needed, depending on the type of surgery.

I will then have only immunotherapy with the Pembro or Placebo once every 3 weeks for 9 cycles.

Does this sound like the proper approach?
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2/5/2018Unfortunately, we cannot give specific medical advice via the website as every patient's situation is different. If you can come to us, we'd be happy to get our arms around you. Call us at 443-997-1513.

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