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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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Seize Each new Day with Renewed Strength,
Believe in Yourself, Go forward with
Courage and faith
to face whatever Tomorrow may bring.

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Enjoy life. Laugh a lot.
Work hard. Play hard.
Be thankful for our blessings.
Share the wisdom. Give back
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Life Marathon", Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor Portrays For Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project


"Life Marathon" is the 8th survivor portrait in an ongoing 50 survivor image series for the Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project: A Fine Art; Photography Essay of Survivors. Denice is a Triple Negative breast cancer survivor - she is a health teacher, marathon runner and cancer ass kicker... The sun is over her chemo port... her face is an actual silhouette of her - same with the sneakers that are silhouettes of her actual running shoes. While the finish line tape is made up of hundreds of small pink ribbons.




To learn more about the survivor project please follow us on facebook and twitter.



The project has also evolved as it has progressed and now has sprouted an amazing offshoot called - SURVIVORS - a magazine for Inspiration, Hope, Healing and more...

This is a magazine for breast cancer survivors, fighters, care-givers and awareness for women and men. Each issue features a cover image from the Body Painting Project with several pages of that survivors story. As well as many other stories of survivors from around the world. Combined with relevant products and services all among a mediative mix of artwork and photography as well. Currently, produced as a quarterly publication it is available as a digital download for iPad or as a PDF. Also, print on demand delivered to your door on beautiful glossy pages. The first issue of the magazine is available as a free complementary download.

To learn more about SURVIVORS magazine please follow us on facebook and twitter.

Please be sure to download and share our Premiere Issue - FREE DIGITAL download:
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/257729

All current and back issues available as digital download for iPad or as a PDF or print on demand at MagCloud:
http://www.magcloud.com/browse/magazine/226898

If you would like to share your story please email survivors@inkspotdesigns.com


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