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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?

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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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Baskets Of Care, Support For Your Fight Against Breast Cancer


A non-profit organization, Baskets of Care, Inc. provides individuals with breast cancer essential contact information, educational materials, and comfort-care products, as well as hands-on support throughout their battles.




http://www.basketsofcare.org

"Basket of Care"

A "basket of care" is a comfort bag gifted free of charge to individuals with breast cancer at the time of their diagnosis. Packed by volunteers, the bags are distributed by the Breast Cancer Support Team (comprised of a surgeon, breast health navigator, and breast cancer survivor) throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. The bags provide individuals with breast cancer essential contact information, educational material, and comfort-care products.

This bag will help answer the immediate questions patients ask about their diagnosis, pending surgery and follow up care.







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