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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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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Tell Dr. Susan Love Everything That Sucks About Breast Cancer Treatment!

I am asking all of my followers to please participate and let your voices be heard. Thank you kindly, Melissa Paskvan

Are you undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or an adjuvant treatment like Tamoxifen and worry about the long-term effects on your body and mind?  Did you go through treatment years ago but remain concerned about the long-term implications on your your overall health and quality of?  Have you experienced a condition since treatment like shingles, a cardiovascular issue, vision impairment, body or joint pain, unexplained weight changes or fatigue and wonder if there's a connection? How about chemo-brain? Fertility? Early menopause? Depression? Intimacy? Relationship issues?  
Please share all your concerns about treatment with Dr. Love via YSC so YOUR voice can be included in her Health of Women (HOW) study.

http://community.youngsurvival.org/index.php?/forum/78-tell-us-everything-that-sucks-about-breast-cancer-treatment (Click link)

Calling all young survivors – Dr. Susan Love wants to hear from you! 
Join the conversation and tell Dr. Love what side affects you are experiencing from treatment. This is the first study in history determined by those experiencing the problems, not by researchers and physicians. Tell Dr. Love by October 31, 2013, about your collateral damage from breast cancer treatment.

Join the conversation: 


What would you give to end breast cancer?


YSC has joined forces with the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation on the Health of Women (HOW) study to examine the collateral damage of breast cancer. We need young survivors AND young women not affected by breast cancer to ensure young women are well represented in this study. Recruit others to join the movement and sign up now:  https://www.questionthecure.com

About the HOW Study  
The How Study is the first ever international online study for breast cancer. It is being conducted by the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF) in collaboration with Leslie Bernstein, PhD, of the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center. The groundbreaking study has a goal of tracking 200,000 women over time with the objective of identifying new risk factors for, and potential causes of breast cancer. It will also examine women and men with breast cancer, including those living with metastatic disease, to identify factors that are linked to long-term survival and the impact of treatments on their lives. http://www.youngsurvival.org/HOWstudy

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