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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, March 7, 2012

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor, Pat Prijatel Book To Be Published In Fall 2012

Writer, Pat PriJatel who created, Positives About Negative, a well respected blog among us TNBC pink sisters is now the author of her book, Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Hope, Treatment, Recovery due to be published in the Fall of 2012, both motivated by her own diagnosis with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. 
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As a journalist and a TNBC survivor herself, Prijatel wrote this book to educate others on understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer because during her research after her diagnosis in 2005, she found no such book existed nor did any medical books touch on this sub-type of breast cancer. Through her own journey, experiences of other women and her research, Prijatel explains Triple Negative Breast Cancer from a patient's perspective in her upcoming book.
http://noboobsaboutit.org/2012/02/21/why-i-wrote-a-book-about-triple-negative-breast-cancer(Click to Link)

Surviving Breast Cancer: Outlook can be positive even after triple-negative diagnosis - Article published 10/7/12
http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=419264 (click link to story)

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