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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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to face whatever Tomorrow may bring.

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Mammogram Poem... Written by Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sister, Sharon Lewis



My Mammogram Poem
I remember that they really went flat,
I try a forget about that.
I know it is for the best,
so I go and get the test.
It takes a little time,
To check those boobs yours and mine,
To make sure everything is fine.
Self checking just once a month is all it takes,
With peace of mind what a difference it makes.


- Sharon Lewis (c) 


3 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting my Poem,I hope it helps by a little laugh and spread the message just how important a Mammogram is. Hug

    " We need to take care of each other"

    Sharon

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  2. This a great Blog for those who are fighting and those that have won the fight and wanted to help other to do so.

    Sharon

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  3. Thanks Sharon, keep keeping awareness in the forefront!

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