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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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Friday, January 24, 2014

Loss of Rhonda Boudreaux to Triple Negative Breast Cancer.

Rhonda L. Boudreaux, Age 63. Departed October 5, 2013 Morris, Alabama. Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Original dx. August 2011. 
March 2013- Recurrence, Stage 4. Surgeon removed a mole like thing that was right below where my mastectomy is and rt below where the radiation ended... It was breast cancer again. Pet scan results... Spot on lung and liver and bone mets too. Getting Doxil every other week...
I went from Stage II to IV in 18 mos.
June 29, 2013- The liver mets are growing and the MRI showed new nodes on unaffected breast!!! Taxol, my fifth type of chemo, did NOTHING!!!
Sept. 28, 2013- Liver shutting down, sent home with Hospice.

Rhonda was part of our online support group. Rest peacefully Rhonda
I have a new saying... "Just because there isn't a cure doesn't mean we CAN'T be cured"! - Rhonda Boudreaux

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