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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, December 30, 2013

Flippin to a Cure Logo Bracelet in Support of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

I absolutely love my new bangle!

I am honored and proudly wear my new beautiful handcrafted triple touch of pink "Flippin to a Cure" logo bracelet that I received by Dr. Regina Flippin as part of her holiday giveaway.  I love wearing my new three loops bracelet that symbolizes support for those affected by triple negative breast cancer.
Dr. Flippin is a TNBC survivor herself and is the founder of "Flippin to a Cure" to raise awareness to triple negative breast cancer. Information on how you can purchase your own TNBC logo bracelet or to learn more of Dr. Flippin's story and her foundation, please follow the link to her site.
http://flippintoacure.com/blog/?p=182 
Thank you Dr. Flippin for reaching out to other women in our communities through awareness and education of breast cancer... and again for your kind heart.
Wishing all my viewers and supporters a happy and healthy New Year full of love and hope.
xo Melissa

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