At 37 years old,
3 triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis is tough to swallow. If you're a
working mother of twin boys, one of them with special needs, a triple-negative
breast cancer diagnosis can be even more daunting.
So, for Bree Sandlin, coming to MD Anderson for her triple-negative breast cancer treatment was the only choice there ever was.
Bree's triple-negative breast cancer treatment
"When I first arrived at MD Anderson to meet with my oncologist, I had pages of notes and questions," Bree recalls. "My doctor took the time to go through each one and laid out the plan for me. She did an amazing job leaving me with a feeling of hope, optimism and encouragement for the future."
Bree's plan consisted of six months of chemotherapy, followed by a bilateral mastectomy, and ended with six weeks of radiation therapy. When doctors removed the tumor during surgery, they found no trace of cancer.
A new outlook on life
Now 38, Bree calls herself a survivor, having been in remission with no sign of triple-negative breast cancer since April 2013.