Triple negative breast cancer recurrence
Reappearance of a triple negative breast cancer is most common in the first few years after completion of treatment. If the first five years pass without incident, the chances of recurrence become much lower.
Triple negative breast cancer recurrence after a lumpectomy often necessitates the removal of the entire breast, and using additional lines of treatment.
Triple negative breast cancer recurrence after mastectomy, on the other hand, is treated by chest wall surgery, and by adding more treatments methods such as radiotherapy. Even though the diseased breast is gone, the local lymph nodes may still be harbour some cancer cells that had spread earlier.