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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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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Capturing the Beauty of Breast Cancer...

My Triple Negative Breast Cancer sister, Kellie D. Pack celebrates her 
5 years of being a survivor with a spectacular photo session showing her strength and beauty of overcoming losing her breasts. Kellie opted to not have reconstruction and is confident with "sporting the flat" and believes even though Cancer is Ugly, the Woman is NOT!
With Kellie's permission to post, I had asked  her if she has a message she would like to share for other women going through their journey...

"Remember You're BEAUTIFUL & Leave Your Sparkle Where Ever You Go!"  ~Kellie D. Pack

"This is My 5 yr Mark since Dx with TNBC,
 Stage 3 B-C with lymph-nodes pos..
I wanted to show The Beauty of Breast Cancer...
I'm Not defined by Breasts!"


  1. WooHoo Kellie!! Look at you girl <3
    Love you both to bits!!!!

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