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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?


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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Believe in Yourself, Go forward with
Courage and faith
to face whatever Tomorrow may bring.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

My Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sisters Making Dreams Come True...

Video of a couple of my Triple Negative Breast Cancer sisters fulfilling Taira Baughman's wish to be on the Ellen show. Big thank you to Patti Parker-Phillips and Julie Olsen for making this dream happen for our dear Tiara Baughman.

TNBC sister, Taira Baughman
meets Ellen Degeneres

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sisters:
Patti Parker-Phillips, Taira Baughman and
Julie Olsen on the Ellen Show

TNBC sisters: Taira Baughman, Julie Olsen
and Patti Parker-Phillips in the audience
on the Ellen Show

(Click link to Tiara's story)


  1. This is the third time I have tried to post this. Someone doesn’t want me to encourage you. Stupid devil. Anyway, I am so glad God has connected us. I really enjoy your blogs. God is so good to us. Happy Easter. Keep fighting, believing, kicking butt, praising & beating this disease. You have the strength and the faith my pink sister.


    1. Tiara, I hope you didn't mind that I added your video to my blog postings, I've been meaning to ask you for permission... you had your own struggles going on and I just wanted you to concentrate on YOU getting better. I was bummed that you weren't able to make it to the C4YW Seattle Conference but I understood why. Met Patti, she is so wonderful and told me all about you meeting Ellen... Well, this was just too good to pass up to share with the rest of the world... Taira, you are beautiful, strong and an inspiration to all of us TNBC sisters. If you come back to Michigan for a visit, let me know, I'm not to far to visit. I'm in Toledo, OH. Much love and healing prayers to you <3 xooxox


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