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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, May 26, 2012

Robin Roberts Touches On Her Triple Negative Breast Cancer In Good Housekeeping's Interview


Excerpt from interview:"...Robin's cancer was found to be triple-negative, meaning it wouldn't respond to certain treatments; such cancer is generally treated through surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation (all of which she underwent). She was told she wouldn't get what many other survivors look forward to in five to seven years without a recurrence: a proclamation of "all clear."
 

On May 31, 2012, Robin Roberts will be honored at the annual Peace, Love and a Cure fundraising event through the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. Good Morning America anchor, Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor and advocate, Robin Roberts will be awarded the Champion Award for her Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness, going public with her story, and giving hope to the women affected by TNBC... she is an inspiration to all of us breast cancer survivors, Thank you Robin Roberts!

7 comments:

  1. This is GREAT! Another "big" voice to help us spread awareness :D
    Thanks for sharing Melissa <3

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  2. Thank You for sharing! I Love to hear of TNBC survivors.. I Love to know there's Hope. Existing in head to toe, endless pain, The fatigue and Chemo brain, Chemo pause Not sleeping, neuropathy Etc.. Something has to be Good in the outcome of the survival. Knowing others can over come gives us Hope! My husband whom I met one Christmas Eve.1976. We were Teens then. He was 18 & I was 16. We're still together!! He took my Cancer So hard. For when we located my Bio mom we got there in time to see her Dying From Breast Cancer. At age 46! She never told me if I had a Dad or Family. I never told her she'd be a grandmother. So he got to see her Dying look on my Face! He begged me to live! So here I am! He created this massive Breast Cancer Awareness Pottery., That moves people to tears! We may be living on Love & A prayer and have no income! But we have Love & The promises of more tomorrows and make the best of none of our easy situations in our long time Marriage! We hold onto Hope! I may never had a Big family. But I have many Cancer fighters now.. In groups like this and that's a good thing! Thank You! If we can help each other in any way. I say that's a good thing too! Healing hugs of Care, Linda Landowski, WI.

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  3. This is fantastic! Sometimes it takes a big voice for everyone to listen! I am TNBC with 2 years Cancer free! Brenda Hill, Reno, NV

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  4. This is fantastic! Sometimes it takes a big voice for everyone to listen! I am TNBC with 2 years Cancer free! Brenda Hill, Reno, NV

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  5. Love the article ! Post too!!! Thanks for the share
    xo

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  6. so happy to see others that went through the triple negative breast cancer. i had it twice, then got separate lung cancer five years later.. no smoking ever.

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