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"I promise, Suzy... Even if it takes the rest of my life." - Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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.

Carpe diem

Seize Each new Day with Renewed Strength,
Believe in Yourself, Go forward with
Courage and faith
to face whatever Tomorrow may bring.

Chicks For Charity motto:

Enjoy life. Laugh a lot.
Work hard. Play hard.
Be thankful for our blessings.
Share the wisdom. Give back

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chicks For Charity, Chix-mix July 21, 2010 Benefiting The Victory Center

Fabulous time at The Chicks for Charity event, a huge turnout, good food, friends and mother-in-law and a whole lotta money raised benefiting The Victory Center. Little did I know that I would be called up to the podium, in front of hundreds of women, sitting silent with all eyes on me.... I gave a short speech of my survivorship and told them what my "VICTORY" is "I'm here, I'm alive and I'm doing well."

Update: About 700 in attendance raising $30,000 for The Victory Center, Woo Hoo!

   "What Cancer Cannot do"

Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love
  It cannot shatter hope
  It cannot corrode faith
      It cannot eat away peace
            It cannot destroy confidence
     It cannot kill friendships
            It cannot shut out memories
       It cannot silence courage
            It cannot reduce eternal life
          It cannot quench the Spirit

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