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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, July 15, 2013

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor, Leticia Croft-Holguin Author of Children's Book, "Cancer Starts With C"

"Cancer survivor Leticia Croft-Holguin introduces cancer to children in a palatable, accessible fashion so that they can grasp the concepts and prepare for changes that will occur as their parents undergo treatment. Cancer Starts with C explains what cancer is and what may transpire, giving parents a much-needed tool to articulate or explain unsettling ideas to their children in the face of a jarring diagnosis." 

"At 28, Leticia Croft-Holguin was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer during her ninth month of pregnancy. She Underwent eight rounds of chemo, thirty rounds of radiation and seven surgeries. She became involved with Latinas Contra Cancer in 2010, where she established a program called Young Women and Breast Cancer." www.ymoms.org


3 comments:

  1. I am very pleased and excited to be featured on your blog!!! What an awesome blog!!!!! Triple Negative Breast Cancer needs much attention! Thank you for raising awareness and sharing my story!...Cheers to finding an effective target treatment and preventing cancer all together!!!!

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    1. Leticia, you are an amazing young woman and an excellent public speaker. You are helping so many children with your book in dealing with "C". Thank you for keeping TNBC in the forefront... until all of my sisters are safe!

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  2. Leticia Croft you are such an inspiration. I don't worry about little things anymore. Knowing there are too many people fighting for their lives. Elaine

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