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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?

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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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sisters Courage to Let Go

 Remembering someone special...
Heaven gained an angel.
Life's new beginning... 

We've lost too many young women to Triple Negative Breast Cancer this past year in our TNBC Sisters support group. This month in January, Three more sisters were called home to our Lord to be our sister angels. They are the real victors in their cancer battles, They fought hard with all they had, clinging to life. In the end, they had the courage to let go... let go of their suffering, the anxiety and their exhaustion as they're in transit to move on to their next life's journey in Heaven. Leaving behind their loved ones, children and friends is the hardest part of their journey, much harder than us saying good-bye to our sweet sisters. God Bless their families and may Michelle Streat, Marie Ashton and Melissa Gollnick rest peacefully now.



"Always in our thoughts - Forever in our hearts."


Michelle Oleson Streat, age 42
Passed January 13, 2013
from nearly 4½ yr. battle with TNBC

Marie Ashton, age 40
Passed January 28, 2013
from TNBC


Melissa Gollnick, Age 35
Passed January 31, 2013 

from TNBC, less than a month 
after recurrence diagnosis

http://www.phillyburbs.com/obituaries/burlington_county_times/melissa-a-gollnick/article_da179c2d-232e-5896-927d-ce6fbfd6885c.html
(Click link to obituary for Melissa Gollnick)

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