Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Has Fewer Treatment Options

"We are obliged very often to use chemotherapy for these patients" (2:18)
Being triple negative—especially common among young women and African-American women—narrows your treatment options.

Women who test "triple negative" are among the more difficult breast cancer patients to treat because they can't use hormone therapy or Herceptin, says breast cancer surgeon Amber Guth of NYU Medical Center. That only leaves chemotherapy and means their breast cancer is more aggressive than most.

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