Montreal woman first in the world to receive promising new breast cancer treatment – CTV

Feb. 22, 2024

Robin Berman got the diagnosis in October: triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).

It’s a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer that is notoriously difficult to treat, and the risk of recurrence is high.

The news was crushing. Freshly retired and with her kids all grown up, Robin had just begun a new chapter in her life.

That chapter became overrun with doctor’s appointments, medical tests and strange new medications.

“When I think back to that time, it was very emotional. It was very difficult, just to kind of accept that that was happening,” Robin, 53, told CTV News.

“I had to have some discussions with my husband that I wish I didn’t have to have at this time in my life. But we just decided together, we’re just going to do this. We’re going to focus on the treatments.”

And just a few months into those treatments, things are turning around: the lump in Robin’s breast is gone.

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