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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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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Triple Step Toward The Cure

TRIPLE STEP TOWARD THE CURE  was created to raise awareness about triple negative breast cancer and provide support to those who have been diagnosed with the disease. Please visit us at:

Triple Step Toward the Cure seeks to raise awareness about triple negative breast cancer by:

EDUCATING the public about triple negative breast cancer and supporting efforts to discover the cause of the disease, viable treatment options, and a cure;

ENCOURAGING women diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer as they battle the disease by providing emotional and financial support; and

EMPOWERING women at risk for the disease in underserved communities to be proactive and make informed decisions to ensure optimal health and wellness.
Company Overview
Triple Step Toward the Cure was founded by three women (Carole Flowers-Clement, Louisa Gloger, & Lori Flowers) whose lives have been personally affected by triple negative breast cancer, a rare sub-type of breast cancer that disproportionately affects young pre-menopausal women and women of color.
We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial support along with referral resources to women with triple negative breast cancer.

Location   PO Box 638
               Mill Valley, California 94942-0638

Phone      (519) 562-1889


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