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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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Monday, October 17, 2011

100 Questions & Answers About Triple Negative Breast Cancer" Guide Book

"This Easy-To-Read Book Is A Comprehensive Guide To The Basics Of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Risk Factors And Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Survivorship, And Life After Diagnosis. Written By Renowned Medical Experts On The Topic, Questions & Answers About Triple Negative Breast Cancer Is An Invaluable Resource For Anyone Coping With The Physical And Emotional Turmoil Of This Challenging Type Of Breast Cancer."





Authors:
Carey K. Anders, MD, Assistant Professor, Breast Cancer, Lineberger Cancer Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Nancy U Lin, MD, Instructor in Medicine, Hardvard Medical School Breast Oncologist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

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