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, May 30, 2013
Introducing my local Triple Negative Breast Cancer sister, Rita who I met in our local breast cancer support group of The Victory Center, a cancer wellness center for Toledo and surrounding areas.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
|TNBC sister, Cristy Norwood|
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Cristy's story, "You're the Strongest Person I Know; You Aren't Going Anywhere." It appears in its entirety on pages 42 to 45 of Cancer with JOY!.
Cristy is truly an amazing friend and I admire her strength and her faith in God. She is an inspiration to all of us, always giving us ladies in our support group many words of encouragement to help us get through our darkest days. I have other postings on Cristy Norwood, please search her name in my blog.
Monday, May 27, 2013
"I knew I had to take this horrible, bad thing and turn it in to something positive." - Penny Nichols
TNBC Sister, Rowina Dewan's Support of "One Day We Will Beat Cancer. Help Us Make it Sooner" Campaign
|TNBC sister, Rowina Dewan supports Cancer Research UK |
in it's money raising campaign to accelerate research.
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Triple Negative Breast Cancer sister, Rowina Dewan shares her story and urges her community to fight back and support Cancer Research UK for further research. Cancer Research UK are looking at a clinical trial with a drug, Carboplatin to determine if it's an improvement to treatments currently available in delaying the growth of Triple Negative Breast Cancer in women where the disease has spread or had recurred after treatment. Cancer Research UK has launched, "One day we will beat cancer. Help us make it sooner.", a new ad campaign to raise money to help accelerate research.
Rowina Dewan continues her support with entering Cancer Research UK's Race for Life.
http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Breast-cancer-survivor-mum-Rowina-Dewan-backs-new/story-18030823-detail/story.html#axzz2UXHYazMA (Click link to story)
Friday, May 24, 2013
|Taira's happily Ever After|
"I am tired of fighting cancer. I won’t stop because I love my family so much, but they are suffering too. This is exactly why I say I won’t fight cancer my entire life.
God has healed Taira of her pain and has brought her home to rest peacefully now. God Bless Taira's husband and children. aira has left an impact on the hearts of us Triple Negative Breast Cancer sisters and I'm sure her legacy will continue in the fight against breast cancer. Taken from the last few postings in Taira's blog, here's in her own words of her incredible faith in God. This is not where the story ends...
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dnj/obituary.aspx?n=Taira-Baughman&pid=164928884#fbLoggedOut (Link to Obituary)
Monday, May 20, 2013
http://www.independentnews.com/community/article_d63c41fa-b355-11e2-a3b1-001a4bcf887a.html (Click link to full story)
Denise Wolf profiled as Honoree for "Bras for a Cause"
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Northwest Ohio raised $77,252.76 at their 7th annual event on May 11, 2013.
|"Yes, I am!" - Melissa Paskvan|
|"Because I love you all!"|
|Melissa and high school friend,|
|Triple Negative Breast Cancer |
sister, Genny and Melissa
|Inflammatory Breast Cancer survivor friend, |
Kathleen Walsh was honoree for 2013 Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer
"Look at those cool socks!"
Friday, May 10, 2013
Join us as we open the floodgates to expose Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a misunderstood variant of the disease that affects up to 25,000 women each year. We will be joined by Hayley Dinerman (Executive Director), Malaak Compton-Rock (Board Member) and Dr. Lisa Newman (Scientific Advisory Board) from the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. TNBC young adult survivor Rachel Pappas in the spotlight.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
8 News NOW
"...Wade says she stays positive with the help of her family and friends, many who took part in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure last year. Now she hopes her story will also help raise awareness. She encourages others to be aware of their bodies and to see a doctor if something doesn't feel right..."
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mark Noble, Ph.D., professor of Biomedical Genetics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, discusses the potential of tamoxifen in fighting triple-negative breast cancer (also known as basal-like breast cancer).
My Favorite Breast Cancer Sites
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
- Young Survival Coalition
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- 1 Up on Cancer
- Triple Step Toward The Cure
- American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- The Victory Center
- Renee's Survivor Shop
- Relay for Life
- The SCAR Project
- CURE makes cancer understandable
- BREASTCANCER.ORG Discussions Boards
- Jennifer Griffin's Blog
- Positives about Negative
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Fund
- The Breast Cancer Site
- Food for Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project
- Ford Warriors in Pink
- Feel Your Boobies