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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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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Milwaukee Doctor Battles Rare Cancer


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Raise awareness about triple negative breast cancer (tnbc)

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Dr. Flippin is an african american doctor who was diagnosed with tnbc 9/2010. She has no family history of cancer and had never heard specifically of tnbc prior to her diagnosis. There is a drastic health disparity in under served and under represented communities and tnbc is no different. This led to her drive and desire to bring awareness about tnbc to these communities; consequently, FLIPPIN
 TO A CURE was birthed.

Flippin to A CURE MISSION: TO HELP WOMEN GOING THROUGH BREAST CANCER TREATMENT OBTAIN THE ASSISTANCE THEY NEED TO FOCUS ON THE JOB OF HEALING VERSES THE FINANCIAL IMPACT TO THEIR FAMILIES.
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