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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?


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

Thursday, October 18, 2012

19th Annual NorthWest Ohio Komen's Race For The Cure 2012

It all started with a "promise"... 17,000+ people at downtown Toledo on Sept. 30, 2012  for this Komen event.

"Toledo's first Race for the Cure was held in 1994 with 600 participants and led to the inception of the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in 1999. Today, our Affiliate's Race for the Cure has grown to include more than 17,000 participants and raises more than $800,000 annually. Additionally, the Komen Northwest Ohio Affiliate raises significant money through third-party events, Affiliate sponsored events, and personal contributions. Up to 75% of net proceeds generated by the Komen Northwest Affiliate stay in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. These funds are distributed through grants made to organizations that deliver treatment, services and education throughout the Affiliate's service area. The remaining 25% goes to the National Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program for energizing science to find the cures. All the money sent to the National organization is designated for research. Affiliate support is never used to support operations expenses at the National level". 

Found myself among 17,000+

YAY, I finally met Lisa Urrutia!

Ran into friend from high school, Aimee Gilley


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