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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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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Catch That Look: Living, Laughing and Loving Despite Triple-Negative Breast Cancer - by Ann Pietrangelo


This is a memoir written by my Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) friend whom I met online and had the honor of having my story featured in a series of her "Living with Triple Negative Breast Cancer" stories she had written in 2011. 
Sometimes, when that "other shoe" finally drops, it drops hard...

December 3, 2013
She couldn’t believe her luck. After years of living with the debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis, Ann Pietrangelo was making the most of her miraculous remission – not that she didn’t expect the other shoe to drop. An accidental discovery of a lump soon led to the life-threatening diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer.

From a deeply personal perspective and told in riveting detail, Catch That Look explores the relationships between doctors and their patients, as well as between patients and their loved ones. With each new page, it becomes crystal clear that just as a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes, when you catch it, a look speaks volumes.

From the author of "No More Secs! Living, Laughing & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis," this follow-up memoir is one that Ann never thought she would have to write. It offers the reader passionate insight into the emotional and physical turmoil of learning you have a second life-altering disease – and what it means to be a true survivor.

For Ann and her husband, Jim, the diagnosis would test their “living, laughing, and loving despite” mindset. Would they pass this test?

With foreword by Diane Radford, MD, FACS, FRCSEd, surgical oncologist and breast surgeon at Mercy Clinic St. Louis Cancer & Breast Institute.


eBook NOW ON AMAZON -paperback coming soon!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00H4OBDTC 

Author website: AnnPietrangelo.com 

5 comments:

  1. Melissa, how nice of you share information about my new book! It is most appreciated :-)

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    1. Thanks for sharing your excitement, Mel! Ann, I bought the book and shared the info on my wall for others too :) Thank you!

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    2. Thank you, Ronise. I hope you enjoy the book! I appreciate the support.

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  2. i have had rrms for 17 years. had tnbc 10 years ago and now have uterine cancer.

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