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What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer?
WHAT IS TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER?
Just in recent years, Triple Negative Breast Cancer has sparked interest in the news where instead of calling the tumor as ER-negative, PR-negative, and HER2-negative; researchers began using the shorthand term, "Triple Negative," dubbed the "new type" type of cancer. Being Triple Negative, you don't have a targeted therapy and that your only treatment option is chemotherapy.Triple Negative is seen in about 15% of all breast cancers. Triple Negative is a very aggressive cancer that tends to strike younger women, pre-menopause, especially among African-American women and women who have BRCA1 mutations. The tumor tends to be fast growing and is less likely to show up on an annual mammogram. TN is more likely to metastasis early on; has a high rate of recurrence in the first 2-3 years from diagnosis and has a poorer prognosis than other types of breast cancer due to lack of specific, targeted treatment for TNBC.
Monday, May 20, 2013
http://www.independentnews.com/community/article_d63c41fa-b355-11e2-a3b1-001a4bcf887a.html (Click link to full story)
Denise Wolf profiled as Honoree for "Bras for a Cause"
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Northwest Ohio raised $77,252.76 at their 7th annual event on May 11, 2013.
|"Yes, I am!" - Melissa Paskvan|
|"Because I love you all!"|
|Melissa and high school friend,|
|Triple Negative Breast Cancer |
sister, Genny and Melissa
|Inflammatory Breast Cancer survivor friend, |
Kathleen Walsh was honoree for 2013 Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer
"Look at those cool socks!"
Friday, May 10, 2013
Join us as we open the floodgates to expose Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a misunderstood variant of the disease that affects up to 25,000 women each year. We will be joined by Hayley Dinerman (Executive Director), Malaak Compton-Rock (Board Member) and Dr. Lisa Newman (Scientific Advisory Board) from the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. TNBC young adult survivor Rachel Pappas in the spotlight.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
8 News NOW
"...Wade says she stays positive with the help of her family and friends, many who took part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure last year. Now she hopes her story will also help raise awareness. She encourages others to be aware of their bodies and to see a doctor if something doesn't feel right..."
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mark Noble, Ph.D., professor of Biomedical Genetics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, discusses the potential of tamoxifen in fighting triple-negative breast cancer (also known as basal-like breast cancer).
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Bio-Path's Plan to Develop Liposomal Grb-2 as a Targeted Therapy Against Inflammatory Breast Cancer and Triple Negative Breast Cancer
http://www.rxir.com/SSI/ClientPR/201324102455.shtml (Link to story)
http://bionews-tx.com/news/2013/04/04/bio-path-holdings-expands-reach-of-non-toxic-md-anderson-tested-cancer-treatment/ (Link to story)
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/bio-path-shares-attractive-now-153340813.html (Link to story)
http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/685353-grant-zeng/1572271-bio-path-shares-are-attractive-now (Link to story)
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Prognosis of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Varies By Age
Susan G. Komen® | Prognosis of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Varies By Age
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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I Want Your VOTES!
In 2009, I found my lump by chance when I felt something along my bra band line under my breast. My heart just sunk, and I was in disbelief that my worst fear was now happening to me. I reacted fast and got in for a mammogram and an ultrasound 2 days later. My 2cm. lump did not show up on the mammogram images, and it was thought to be just a cyst, but I insisted on a needle biopsy right then and there. I received that call from my doctor, I'm 41 and I have breast cancer... I was numb. I was told that I have a rare and aggressive form of cancer ,Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC), that tends to strike younger women. I opted for a lumpectomy, followed by chemotherapy, 33 radiation treatments and a clinical trial. I am so passionate about putting Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness in the forefront that I go to bat for all of my sisters that are still battling. I have participated in many events including Komen for the Cure, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Relay for Life and most recently, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Inaugural Awareness Day where I raised $605 for the TNBC Foundation. I have created a blog documenting my journey to help others to have hope, give them strength to fight and to provide resources to get them the information they need to to know more about this TNBC subtype. I'm going to bat until all of my sisters are safe... Breast self-exams saves lives! Now, let's play ball!
Monday, April 8, 2013
"As More Women Are Beating Breast Cancer, Survival Rates Among Triple Negative Breast Cancer Patients Have Not Improved For Many Women
http://wtvr.com/2013/04/06/buddy-check-6-breast-cancer-survival-rates-not-improving-for-some/ (Click link to story)
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Assess Your Risk
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Friday, April 5, 2013
|"Hello, welcome to Chico's. My name is Melissa and I |
am a 3½ yr. Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor!"
I participated in Stroll for Strides as a breast cancer survivor store greeter at Chico's of Levis Commons, Perrysburg as part of their scavenger hunt event for prizes and store discounts. An evening of good company and yummy appetizers with my survivor friends from The Victory Center.
|Melissa and Making Strides Honoree, Kathleen Walsh.|
Kathleen is an Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor
whom I've met in our support group at The Victory Center.
|My Story and my message to you...|
My Favorite Breast Cancer Sites
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
- Young Survival Coalition
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- 1 Up on Cancer
- Triple Step Toward The Cure
- Jennifer Griffin's Blog
- American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- The Victory Center
- Renee's Survivor Shop
- Positives about Negative
- BREASTCANCER.ORG Discussions Boards
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Breast Cancer
- CURE makes cancer understandable
- Breast Cancer Fund
- Relay for Life
- The Breast Cancer Site
- Food for Breast Cancer
- The SCAR Project
- Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project
- Ford Warriors in Pink
- Feel Your Boobies