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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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Monday, May 20, 2013

Denise Wolf Honored at Tri-Valley Socks "Bras for the Cause" 2013

2013 Tri-Valley Socks "Bras for the Cause" honoree is one of my Triple Negative Sisters, Denise Wolf. Denise own battle with TNBC inspired her to switch her career and become a Breast Cancer Researcher herself.  It is Denise's desire to help along with her UCSF team of doctors to develop customized chemo treatments tailored to an individual patient in hope of improving their odds of survival of aggressive breast cancers. Denise is a huge asset to our online support group, always offering support and addressing our concerns on with her insights on Triple Negative Breast Cancer... Denise is so deserving of being named Honoree of her local breast cancer fund raising event. Thank you Denise for being our voice in our fight against TNBC. Please read Denise's inspiring story in full by clicking on it's link below.


Denise Wolf
"...Offering valuable moral support throughout the cancer care chain is another task she has taken to heart as an unofficial online adviser to women’s support groups, including Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF) and the Facebook community “Triple Negative Sisters.” She finds it very rewarding to be able to answer questions and provide the hands on support that only a cancer survivor can offer. “Our oncologists and surgeons are advisors, yes, but we and our network of family and friends become the real caregivers. You owe it to yourself to be informed.”




 http://www.independentnews.com/community/article_d63c41fa-b355-11e2-a3b1-001a4bcf887a.html (Click link to full story)

Denise Wolf profiled as Honoree for "Bras for a Cause"
http://www.trivalleysocks.org/WalkDedication_2013.html 
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