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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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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Catch That Look by Ann Pietrangelo... and More!

I'm seriously excited to read Ann Pietrangelo's new book, Catch That Look, a memoir of her Triple Negative Breast Cancer journey. I'm trying to slow down with all of my projects and relax with a good book about my TNBC sister who had walked my path.  Ann was so kind to sign my copy of Catch That Look before sending it to me... Thank you Ann! I was thrilled when Ann told me that she was going to the same breast cancer conference, C4YW in Orlando! I finally got to meet Ann in person!  I first met Ann online about 2 years ago when she did a story on my for her TNBC series. Ann is a healthcare writer and authored two books including No More Secs!, a memoir of her Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis.

"Where the road leads, for now, is a mystery. I'm just grateful to be on the road." - Ann Pietrangelo

I'm so excited!

Love my TNBC sister!

Melissa and TNBC sister, Ann

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