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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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Saturday, December 28, 2013

National Breast Cancer Survey till Jan. 9th, 2014

Questions specific to Triple Negative Breast Cancer.  Lets get it done ladies... this benefits all of us!

Living Beyond Breast Cancer opened a national survey today to assess the unique information and support needs of all women with breast cancer. 
Available online until midnight PT on Friday, Jan.10, the survey asks about the information and support available to women with breast cancer. The organization will use the survey findings to identify and address gaps in services for people with specific breast cancer diagnoses, such as triple-negative, hormone-positive or HER2 positive.

All women who have ever been diagnosed with or treated for breast cancer may take part in this survey. Participants may be recently diagnosed, in treatment, post-treatment, have had a return of breast cancer, or be living with metastatic (stage IV) disease. We seek people with a diversity of experiences, so please spread the word about this opportunity. All responses are anonymous.

http://www.lbbc.org/About-LBBC/LBBC-Newsletter-and-Publication-Archive/LBBC-News/National-Breast-Cancer-Survey  (Click to link)

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