Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Triple negative breast cancer, sometimes abbreviated as TNBC, is a rare but aggressive form of cancer in which the cancer cells do not contain the usual receptors, making it more difficult to treat.

Symptoms of triple negative breast cancer may include a new lump or thickening in the breast or armpit, a change in the size, shape, or feel of the breast, skin changes in the breast such as puckering or dimpling, or fluid leaking from the nipple in a person who isn't pregnant or breastfeeding.

Although treating TNBC can be challenging, the GW Comprehensive Breast Center is home to a highly skilled team of experts, and new medical advances have raised the disease's five-year survival rate to nearly 80%.