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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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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Toledo Walleye's Pink in the Rink 2014

Our Toledo Mud Hens supports TNBCDay!
I tell you, I always have so much fun hanging out with my pink sisters... Thank you ladies for your good company, laughter, supporting breast cancer awareness in Toledo and of course, supporting the Toledo Walleye in a standing room only crowd of 8,200. Unfortunately, The Walleye's lost to Greenville Road Warriors, 3-1 on March 1, 2014, but there was a huge crowd of "pink" and survivors representing "Survivorhood" and there's me spreading the message of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day. 
A special thank you to Toledo for always supporting our local breast cancer events and helping us get the message out there in our community and raising money for our cause.

Promoting TNBC Awareness among a crowd of 8,200 people!

Me and my pink sisters: Karen, Melissa P., Jyll, Lori, Rita, Diane and Melissa J.

Karen, Melissa and Jyll

Jyll, Lori and Rita

Me and my fans, Muddy and Muddonna!

Spike digs my sign!

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