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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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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Resources

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation  

Download the NEW brochure - State-of-the-Art Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer:Talking With the Experts Oncology Presented

 TNBC toll free helpline877-880-TNBC(8622)

Contact to participate in an online support group

To contact an oncology social worker by email

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 

Guide to Understanding Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 
Living Beyond Breast Cancer  

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Research and Treatment Updates 
Living Beyond Breast Cancer  library: 

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Fear of Recurrence 4/26/11

 TNBC_Fear of Recurrence_Hill Schnipper.mp3 
Triple Negative Breast Cancer 4.26.11.pdf 

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Medical Update 4/12/11

TNBC_Medical Update_Carey_4.12.11.mp3

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Closer Look 2/27/11

Triple Negative Breast Cancer. A Closer Look - Celebration 3.4.mp3

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Medical and Lifestyle Update 11/13/10

Managing Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 5/1/10


Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Genetic Risk and
Treatment Updates 4/15/10

A Closer Look: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 2/27/10


Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Understanding
Treatment Options 11/14/09

Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment Update: Medical
and Quality-of-Life News 10/14/09

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Treatment Update and
Tools for Healthy Living 4/21/09

Triple Negative 
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation 

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer - Ask-the-Expert Online Conference 

Triple Negative Breast Cancer- The Discovery Channel: Video Part 1

Triple Negative Breast Cancer- The Discovery Channel: Video Part 2

Triple Negative Breast Cancer- The Discovery Channel: Video Part 3

Triple Negative Breast Cancer- The Discovery Channel: Video Part 4

Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Video

Triple Negative Breast Cancer and it's First Targeted Therapy Research: 
An interview with Dr. Andreas Forero Video

Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Komen Foundation

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