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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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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Remembering The Life of Whitney Yoder Lowe...

At her hometown, Wooster, Ohio,  My friend and Triple Negative Breast Cancer sister, Whitney Lowe was honored at Relay for Life 2013, in her memory with this lovely video tribute. Whitney lost her battle to TNBC last summer, June 2012.  This tribute reminds us all of why we still fight to end this disease, Cancer.


"My daughter passed from Triple Negative Breast Cancer after a very difficult journey of 18 months. She was only 26 years young, but her purpose in life was to teach young ladies that if you have a lump you are never too "young" to demand a biopsy. Do not let my daughter's death be in vain. Spread the word, early detection does save lives."
- Sandy Kline



This video created by DJ Kevin ~ IMOJ Memories / Party-In-A-Box DJ Services


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