I promise

"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

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Getting Psyched For The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure In The Morning In Toledo, OH

"Each morning when I open my eyes 

I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "

 - Groucho Marx

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Warriors In Pink - View Video

My friend and classmate, Elise Jones celebrating my victory at Cleveland's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sept. 11, 2010.y ... very touching Elise, thank you and love you sister!
Warriors in Pink - View Video

My Pink Warrior Friend And Classmate, Elise Jones

Elise Destinedforgreatness Brooks Support Breast Cancer Awareness, race for the cure today CSU Wolstein Center! I'm there ..hey Melissa you're my Shero, to my Aunt Barb Kimbrough we love you and miss you

    • Melissa Stukenborg Paskvan Thank you Elise, post pics please..... love you!
      I'm walking The Komen race on the 26th!
      Sunday at 5:39pm · ·

    • Elise Destinedforgreatness Brooks I did a video for the Ford I'm a warrior booth I'll try to post tommorow. I supported the race but didn't participate! I will next year definitely! My shirt and scarf are warrior wear! I also walked around with a pink sign that said in memory of and I said my aunt and in celebration of my classmate and friend Melissa!
      Sunday at 6:30pm ·

    • Melissa Stukenborg Paskvan awwww! You're so sweet! I like you're scarf and bandana pic, I'm going to add it to my blog. Can't wait till see the video.
      Sunday at 8:45pm ·

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