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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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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Susan G.Komen Breakfast 2013 with my Victory Center Sisters

Nancy Brinker's message
 to NW Ohio
Good times again with some of my local gals, my breast cancer survivor sisters of The Victory Center. All of these ladies are amazing and we try to get together a few times a year to support local breast cancer awareness events and celebrate LIFE together. Thank you Komen NW Ohio Executive President, Mary Westphal and WTOL's News Anchor, Chrys Peterson for another year of continued awareness and support in our local area, you both have really made a difference in our community and I appreciate it.

Victory Center's Breast Cancer Support Group

Victory Center ladies: Joanne, Melissa, Judi and Sandy

WTOL News Anchor and Emcee, Chrys Peterson,
Melissa Paskvan and breast cancer survivor,
Michelle Moore

Triple Negative Sister, Genny Diaz,
 Komens NW Ohio Executive President, Mary Westphal
and Melissa Paskvan

Us lovely ladies are all TNBC Survivors!
Jill, Diane, Diane, Genny, Melissa and Rita

TNBC Survivors: Jill,  Melissa and Deb

Melissa and fellow McAuley High School Alumni
 and breast cancer survivor, Bonnie

My signature...

 Melissa. Love this and love you. Thanks for all you do make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
~ Mary Westphal, NW Ohio Komen Executive Director

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