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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?

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.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Record Breaking Race For The Cure 2010 - "Imagine Life Without Breast Cancer."



I was part of the largest 17th Annual Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure to date! More than 19,000 registered participants including more than 1,500 survivors have helped raise more than $981,000 on September 26, 2010. I had a great time meeting up with some friends from McAuley High School who came out to honor me. I really loved it that a bunch of motorcycle riders lined their motorcycles along Summit St. and revved their engines as we walked past them during the walk. Totally amazes me by how many supporters come up to congratulate me as I'm walking including cheerleaders who all came up and hugged me at the end of the race and handed me pink carnations.












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