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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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Monday, June 11, 2012

Robin Roberts Announces Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) Diagnosis

"Today, I want to let you know that I’ve been diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome.  It's a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia.
My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this -- and I know it's true."

http://gma.yahoo.com/robin-roberts-im-going-to-beat-this.html
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/06/robin-roberts-battling-rare-blood-disorder-/1#.T9XzPBxUy-0 (Click links to story)


I am just heartbroken by this news this morning, I look up to Robin Roberts as she is a 5 yr.Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor herself and have shown the world her determination and courage throughout her journey, live on Good Morning America. My heart and prayers go out to Robin, we'll see you through this! ~ Melissa Paskvan

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/11/showbiz/robin-roberts-mds/index.html
(Click link for full story)

"The way we cure cancer today is by chemotherapy usually," said Gregory. "You may combine chemotherapy with radiation, and those drugs if they cure the patient probably have given a little bit of damage to the bone marrow, and depending on how much damage has occurred to the bone marrow, stem cell patients may develop the therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome." http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=8697524&pid=8697412 
(Click link to video on what is MDS?)

3 comments:

  1. Robin wil continue to show us how to live. She is so amazing.

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    1. As we are survivors, we draw from her strength... Healing prayers for Robin Roberts

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  2. I pray for you Robin, I too suffer with problems from my Triple Negative Breast Cancer diagnosis. I have not really had any survivor time. My cancer has only stayed away for a short period of time. Every 2-3 years I am re-diagnosed with the same type of original breast cancer

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