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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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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sister, Lisa Lee Runs Komen's San Francisco's Race For The Cure 2012

My Triple Negative Breast Cancer sister, Lisa Lee was chosen to be Komen's San Francisco Race for the Cure's cover this year. This is the first year Komen's SF cover featured a TNBC survivor. Lisa Lee proudly ran Race for the Cure with her team, Perfectly Pink Platoon (P3) on September 9, 2012. In 2011, Lisa's team was the fastest, largest (87 members) and highest fundraising of $15, 246.
You can read more about Lisa and her fight on her web site, Adventures of Triple Negative: http://adventuresoftripleneg.blogspot.com/  or
http://www.facebook.com/AdventuresOfTripleNeg

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