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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, February 1, 2014

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sisters Unite for TNBC Day 3.3.2014

I have officially launched my online "Hope for more Tomorrows" fundraising campaign for TNBC Day!
Click link to make a donation in support of TNBC research.

My name is Melissa Paskvan and am a 4yr. TNBC survivor and also representing our online TNBC support groups as we unite together to raise funds for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation for continued research in hope of finding our targeted therapy. Our support group, we are never just one alone... The fears, the tears, the stress, the anxiety, the worry, and the pain are shared among all of us women in our group. We are an unique Sisterhood that are bonded by our uncommon disease, and we fight together until all us sisters are safe.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day, 3.3.14, is the only national event solely devoted to raising both awareness of TNBC and funds that provide critical support for those affected by the disease. While significant progress has been made in breast cancer research, there is shockingly little known about triple negative cancers, even though they impact up to 1in 5 women diagnosed with breast cancer. TNBC does not have any of the known treatment receptors — meaning that many of the advances in breast cancer treatment don't work for women diagnosed with TNBC.  TNBC tends to be more aggressive, more likely to recur, and more difficult to treat because there is no targeted treatment.  TNBC disproportionately strikes younger women, women of African, Latina or Caribbean descent, and those with BRCA1 mutations.

From now through May 3, 2014, we will be accepting online donations of any amount in honor of a Triple Negative Survivor, Hero, Fighter and in memory of those TNBC sisters who have departed who will never be forgotten and remain forever in our hearts. All online donations are automatically and directly goes to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation safely upon submission.

Thank you kindly and I wish you all good health.
Sincerely, Melissa

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" - Helen Keller

http://www.tnbcfoundation.org for more information

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