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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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Monday, August 15, 2011

Jennifer Griffin Interview, Diet And Exercise Is Her Tamoxifen Against Recurrence Of Her Triple Negative Breast Cancer

I completely changed my diet at the time of diagnosis. Research showed that while we triple negative sisters don't have drugs to prevent a recurrence, a low saturated fat diet and 4-5 hours of exercise a week can lower the chance of recurrence by 60 percent. That was enough for me.  Exercise and a strict diet became my tamoxifen." 
- Jennifer Griffin    

“There’s no question that low-fat diets are increasingly being associated with a better outcome." - Dr. Freya Schnabel 
 http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/35347062/ns/today-today_health/#.Tkikyxw0jZI (Click link for full story))

"...Two years is the finish line for you to begin to relax. Keep exercising every day and eat lots of oxidant rich veggies and very little fat or meat (easier said than done!) Diet and exercise is a Triple Negative survivor's Tamoxifen. Promise."  - Jennifer Griffin

Jennifer Griffin's blog http://jengriffinblog.blogspot.com/ 
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