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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.
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Saturday, May 21, 2011
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Monday, May 16, 2011
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Friday, May 13, 2011
|"Life is Good"|
|Jen, Melissa and Kathy|
|A friend from high school, Rhonda and me|
|Kathy, Genny and Melissa|
|Melissa and Genny|
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Tumor Characteristics Associated With Mammographic Detection Of Breast Cancer In The Ontario Breast Screening Program
Once again, I have to say, " Monthly breast self-exam and early detection is your best protection."
"The findings suggest a need for more sensitive screening modalities to detect true interval breast cancers and different approaches for early detection of fast-growing tumors."
http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/05/03/jnci.djr138.abstract (click on link for story on study)
Tuesday, May 31 · 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online, register here: http://bit.ly/mg2SGn
May 31, 2011 at 2:00 PM CDT | 3:00 PM EDT | 12:00 PM PDT
Please join us for a discussion on triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) and how it relates to those with BRCA genetic mutations. Anyone can get triple negative breast cancer, but research has shown that women who have BRCA1 mutations are at higher risk. So, what do you need to know? What can you do to help reduce your risk? What research is being done? Join us to find out.
Our speakers for the hour will be Dr. Susan Domchek, a clinical researcher and Komen Scholar from the University of Pennsylvania, Sue Friedman, Executive Director of FORCE and survivor Laura Dubin.
Register for this webinar here: http://bit.ly/mg2SGn
This event is being streamed over the internet. It is recommended that you listen through your computer speakers. If for any reason you are unable to listen through your computer speakers, you can listen by telephone by calling:
Backup Telephone: ( 877 ) 633 - 6595
Conference ID: 62717551
Saturday, May 7, 2011
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
|Hope S. Rugo, MD|
Sunday, May 1, 2011
An interview with my Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor friend, Susan:
... As for now, Susan continues to be denied. “The waiting is frustrating, because I was recently diagnosed with a late stage of a breast cancer with a very high chance for recurrence in the first three years. I am in the most crucial period, now.”
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
- American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- The Victory Center
- Renee's Survivor Shop
- Relay for Life
- The SCAR Project
- CURE makes cancer understandable
- BREASTCANCER.ORG Discussions Boards
- Jennifer Griffin's Blog
- Positives about Negative
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Fund
- The Breast Cancer Site
- Food for Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project
- Ford Warriors in Pink
- Feel Your Boobies