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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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Sunday, March 10, 2013

My TNBCDay Event Raised $605 for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation...

Thank you very much to all of my supporters who helped spread TNBC awareness during the Inaugural Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day 3.3.13. My donors put up $605 of the $200,000 raised nationwide during this awareness and fundraising event. Our goal is to fund for research in finding our targeted therapy. We so needed our targeted therapy yesterday, We have lost way too many sisters in our TNBC support group this past year. Fallen young women leaving behind their husbands, small children, their careers, their dreams and their future. I blogged a lot in previous posts about our first TNBCDay leading up till 3.3.13 as part of my event to drawn attention to the young beautiful faces of TNBC. We so need to get the word out there that this disease is more often striking younger women in their 20's, 30's and 40's, and it is aggressive. Early detection starts with breast self exams... know your body, know what is normal for you... If you suspect a lump or a change in your breast, please follow up with your doctor, time is critical when it comes to dealing with Triple Negative Breast Cancer.


TNBC awareness nationwide 

I went to Toledo Walleye's Hockey "Pink in the Rink" Breast Cancer Awareness game, with it also being TNBCDay, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to show my TNBC awareness to such a big crowd of breast cancer supporters. At the game I wrote up a pink sign for TNBCDay and had some fun with it... that sign got around the whole stadium. I was impressed to see that Susan G. Komen and Promedcia Breast Cancer Center both had TNBC litature displayed at the game in support of TNBCDay.







Donations for my event will continue to be accepted through the month of March 2013 by clicking my link: 
http://tnbcfoundation.kintera.org/3nday/melissa



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