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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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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Robin Roberts, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, A Chapter In Her Life

"I'm not telling you I'm cancer-free," she says. "I have a very aggressive type called triple-negative that happens in a lot of African-American women..." 
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  1. I found your site by chance. What a beautiful page for a TNBCs to come to visit. I too am TN and was diagnosed just before you. We ARE survivors. God bless you for a continued and safe journey. Pink hugs. Arla

  2. Arla, so happy you found my site, I hope you were inspired and found some useful information here.
    Wishing you good health and happiness. Sisterly hugs. Melissa

  3. Melissa- I just found your site as well. Told I had cancer 3 days ago and that it is TNBC just yesterday. My journey is just beginning and I know your blog will help.

    1. dk, Thank you for visiting my site, I hope you find the resources you need here. So sorry you're battling this... Stay positive and find a great support system. Reach out to me anytime. Hugs, Melissa


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