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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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Sunday, October 28, 2012

In Memory Of Lisa's Dowaliby's Beautiful Mother, Maureen

Maureen Lamantia
Maureen Lamantia, Age 65. Departed October 2012.  So very sorry hearing of Lisa Dowaliby's mom passing. She fought this battle so hard with Lisa always beside her, supporting  and comforting her. Lisa, I know your mom really appreciated you always being there for her and learning so much about TNBC so you can better understand your mother's battle. You're a great daughter, I'm sure your mom was very proud of you. Lisa, if there's anything... we're all here for you. Your mom and you will always be part of our TNBC sisters family. 

"All that I am, or hope to be,
I owe to my angel mother"

Maureen and daughter, Lisa Dowaliby

1 comment:

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