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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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Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Series: Understanding Palliative Care Guide

A challenge of metastatic breast cancer is getting the most out of your treatment while continuing to live life fully. The Metastatic Breast Cancer Series: Understanding Palliative Care guide will help you make sense of palliative care and better understand the role it can play in developing a whole approach to treatment. The guide’s eight sections explain palliative care and its benefits, as well as the related options that can support and sustain your treatment. Learn how choosing palliative care can enhance your quality of life, and get strategies for coping with the difficult feelings associated with managing metastatic disease. The guide also provides practical information on paying for palliative care. This guide was written with the assistance of healthcare professionals and women living with metastatic breast cancer.

Download a PDF of Understanding Palliative Care. http://www.lbbc.org/Understanding-Breast-Cancer/Guides-to-Understanding-Breast-Cancer/Metastatic-Breast-Cancer-Series-Understanding-Palliative-Care

1 comment:

  1. maggie.danhakl@healthline.comAugust 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Hello Melissa,

    I hope all is well. I wanted to let you know about this great resource Healthline has about breast cancer. The resource includes a virtual tour on understanding the progression of breast cancer, from where it starts to how it affects the body.

    You can see the guide here: http://www.healthline.com/breast-cancer/anatomy-animations#1/breast-cancer-where-it-starts

    I thought this would be a great resource for your site and wanted to see if you could include it on your page: http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2011/12/metastatic-breast-cancer-series.html

    Please let me know if this would be possible. I’m happy to answer any questions as well.

    Thanks so much,
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