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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Monday, April 30, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Adventuring Out Again To Meet Another Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor Sister, Rachel In Maryland.
On April 8, 2012, I rented a Camry for the week and set out for another road trip with my son heading east to Maryland to show him the sites of Washington DC and to meet and stay with my Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor sister, Rachel in her hometown. Rachel and I have met online in our TNBC support group about 1½ year ago and had become great friends. We shared some good laughs within the group as well as support as to where we were in our journey, finding our new normal after treatments were over. One night we were poking fun at what we looked like with our new hair growing back after chemo. Rachel posted a pic of a baby monkey and said that's what she looked like and I posted a pic of a baby owl as to what I looked like. We talked often on the phone over the months and talked of getting together, HERE WE ARE!
Rachel is so sweet and fun to hang out with, I just love her bunches! Don't laugh, but Rachel taught me how to make hamburgers... I don't cook! We did shots of fish oil with beer chasers! We took walks, and walked some more in DC and in Baltimore showing my son Fort McHenry. My son really enjoyed his stay at Rachel's too. Loved it when we get lost while she's driving, it was really funny, all I could do is laugh about it... Oh, and can't forget Happy Hour!
|"Pic of Rachel when her hair|
started coming back in"
|"I came across this photo and it|
reminded me of what my hair looked
like when it first started coming back in, LOL"
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"Life Marathon", Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor Portrays For Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project
Monday, April 16, 2012
Singer/Songwriter, Author And Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor, Laura Roppe' On The Cover Of Spring 2012 Issue Of Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine
Thursday, April 12, 2012
“Breast cancer survivors can follow the general nutritional guidelines of eating vegetables daily and may consider increasing intake of cruciferous vegetables, such as greens, cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli, as part of a healthy diet,” Nechuta said.
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"To get the most benefits from cruciferous vegetables we should consume them raw since some benefits are lost due to the heat of cooking. All of them may be chopped, blended, chewed or juiced since these all break the vegetables cell walls. So as we chew these vegetables we release the beneficial components. The key wording here is some…not all benefits are lost to cooking. Consuming a large variety of these vegetables regularly is the key to boosting your immune system and fighting cancer. When possible eat them raw but don’t avoid them if you can’t eat them raw or you do not like them raw. Try to undercook these vegetables slightly to preserve their health benefits."
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Friday, April 6, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
TGen News - TGen’s Dr. John Carpten Presents Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Study Supported By Life Technologies
Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120404/triple-negative-breast-cancer-study-120404/#ixzz1r79htvqG
Genetic code of most deadly breast cancer deciphered | CTV News
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Monday, April 2, 2012
This Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor Wants To Be Honorary Bat Girl For The Cleveland Indians On Mother's Day, Need Your Votes As I'm going To Bat Against Breast Cancer!
VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!
TILL APRIL 5TH
My Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sister, Rachel Pappas Self Promotes Her Memoir, "Hopping Roller Coasters"
“Hopping Roller Coasters”, this is going to be a good read.
http://www.1uponcancer.com/rachels-memoir/ (Click link to Rachel's website for more information on her book and to purchase.)
http://wemagazineforwomen.com/worth-reading-hopping-roller-coasters/ (Click link for Review)
My Favorite Breast Cancer Sites
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
- Young Survival Coalition
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- 1 Up on Cancer
- Triple Step Toward The Cure
- American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- The Victory Center
- Renee's Survivor Shop
- Relay for Life
- The SCAR Project
- CURE makes cancer understandable
- BREASTCANCER.ORG Discussions Boards
- Jennifer Griffin's Blog
- Positives about Negative
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Fund
- The Breast Cancer Site
- Food for Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project
- Ford Warriors in Pink
- Feel Your Boobies