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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?


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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Saturday, October 22, 2011

I'm Still Here By Laura Roppe', Kicking Cancer's Butt!

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor, Laura Roppe' wrote "I'm still here" to cancer during her chemotherapy treatments.
“Take it as a wake up call, big or small. Wake up to the life you imagined or as close as you can get to it. Look at it this way: ‘It’s time to use the rest of my life, however long or short, to its optimum potential. And be happy.’”
~ Laura Roppe'
http://www.1uponcancer.com/2012/06/09/follow-your-dream/ (click link to story)

"In the name of kicking cancer's butt, Laura channels her favorite butt-kicking heroines, including Wonder Woman, Princess Leia, Tina Turner, Madonna, Thelma & Louise, Flashdance and many more . . ." 

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