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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, April 26, 2014

Remembering Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sister, Kady Haynes Cosio

Loss of another lady in our support group to TNBC. Kady Haynes Cosio, Age 30, departed on April 22, 2014 after fighting breast cancer for 2 years. Kady was originally diagnosed January 2012 with Triple Negative Invasive Mammary Carcinoma, (TN IMC) Stage 2b. One year later, January 2013, Kady had a (TN IMC) local recurrence and metastasis to liver that was estrogen positive. I barely crossed paths with Kady for we were both at the same C4YW 2014 Conference in Orlando in February. I remember seeing her dancing at the survivor party not knowing she was the Kady that I knew from our online group. So disheartening to hear of another young woman passing from this disease... our targeted therapy and/or cure just has not come quick enough for too many ladies that I have met through our online TNBC groups. We need to continue to fight for these ladies and hope for more tomorrows that are still battling. Rest peacefully Kady.

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