I promise

"I promise, Suzy... Even if it takes the rest of my life." - Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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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Believe in Yourself, Go forward with
Courage and faith
to face whatever Tomorrow may bring.

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Be thankful for our blessings.
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Friday, May 23, 2014

2014 Peace Love and a Cure Anthem Video

My friend and TNBC Survivor Roxanne Martinez was honored with the 2014 Courage Award, Please watch her amazing story of hope  ...and at 3:47, you'll see a photo of Roxanne and me in the video, "Sisterhood"




Congratulations Roxanne Martinez on receiving this year's Peace, Love and a Cure 2014 Courage Award. You give so much of yourself and encouragement to us TNBC sisters. Thank you for being our voice of TNBC and inspiring us to grasp on to hope, it's within our reach. xoxo

Roxanne Martinez's acceptance speech

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the video link, Melissa! And most of all, thanks for being there as a survivor sister for encouragement and support.

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  2. You're very welcome Roxanne, Live Life!

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