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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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Thursday, February 14, 2013

My TNBC Sisters: Hope For More Tomorrows... The Time is NOW!

Melissa Paskvan's TNBC Foundation Fundraising 
In honor of TNBC day and survivors, 
I will be hosting an online TNBC awareness event on my blog. 
Donations appreciated.
Event date: now till the end 11pm March 4th 2013

Please join me in my efforts to support
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation!
The Time Is Now... For More Tomorrows!

Tho, we do not know what fuels Triple Negative Breast Cancer, I have been told that changing my life style to a healthy diet and regular exercise significantly reduces my chance of TNBC recurrence.
I ask you kindly to please give up your sugars (sodas, sweetened teas and coffee, candy, donuts, cookies and other junk foods of such) for a week WITH ME and consider a donation to The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation:

(Click link to make a donation to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation)

- Honor a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor
- In Memory of someone you've lost to TNBC
- In Honor of our TNBC support groups
- or simply for hope, for more tomorrows as we keep pushing forward to fund research to find our targeted treatment.

100% of Donations go directory to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

My Story: I found my lump by chance when I felt something along my bra band line under my breast. My heart just sunk, and I was in disbelief that my worst fear was now happening to me. My 2cm. lump did not show up on the mammogram images and it was thought to be just a cyst, but I insisted on a needle biopsy right then and there. 2 days later, I received the call from my doctor. I'm 41 and I have breast cancer... I was numb; all I can think about is my 7 yr. old son and the possibility of him being without his mother. I met with my surgeon who told me that I have a rare and aggressive form of cancer, Triple Negative Breast Cancer that doesn't respond to hormone therapy. I knew I was in for a fight and had to be strong and stay focused. I am now a 3 year survivor! LIVE LIFE!

I am so passionate about Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness, I have lost too many TNBC sisters who were taken from their family, their future and sadly, their young children as this disease is striking much younger women. It is my hope with this fundraiser that it gives us hope that there is a cure out there and the strength to continue fighting until we're all safe.

I leave you this message: Know your body, know how your breasts normally look and feel. if you suspect a lump, don't wait... time is critical for Triple Negative Breast Cancer survival. 

Thank you, Melissa Paskvan
                3yr. TNBC Survivor

My email: MLSSPASKVAN@yahoo.com
The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF) acknowledges and thanks each and every independent event planner for their commitment to the cause. If you have any questions or concerns regarding an event, please reach out to the event planner associated with that particular event. The content on individual event pages is not supervised by TNBCF. Each event is conducted for the benefit of TNBCF, but is independent from the Foundation. TNBCF is not responsible for the acts and omissions of the planners or their agents.

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