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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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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Faces of My Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sisters Raising Awareness for TNBC Day 3.3.13

"Triple-negative breast cancer is the most deadly subtype of breast cancer, and tends to occur in women at a younger age. This subtype of breast cancer has poor clinical outcomes due to the early metastasis of tumor cells, resistance to chemotherapy, and the lack of specific drugs that target it. Today, 3-3-13, is the first annual Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day. A good day to do your self exam!"

"Hope For More Tomorrows"

I'm a 3½ yr. TNBC Survivor and my fight is not over until all my sisters are safe... we need our targeted therapy yesterday!
-Melissa Paskvan 
(Donations Welcomed)

Melissa Paskvan
 Dx 8/6/2009

Brenda Hill
 Dx 2010

TNBC Sisterhood

Penny Nichols
Dx 3/4/2010

Ronise Zenon
Dx 12/2/2009

Sara Kouten
Dx 6/2008

Brenda Rehnke Beguin
Dx 2005

Donna Stauffer
Dx 6/2009 and 10/2010

Raymon Bessix
Dx 1/23/2009

Lisa Southerland O'Conner
Dx 10/4/2010

Kellie Pack
Dx 8/6/2008

Natalie Huhn Winchel
Dx 08/2010

Liz Connell-Haas
Dx 5/28/2010

Marielle Westphal
Dx 8/3/2008

Warrior Chick Cristy Norwood
Dx 10/2009

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