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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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Friday, July 11, 2014

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation's Wall of Hope...

I gladly accepted when a committee member of Peace, Love and Hope, an annual fundraiser in New Jersey for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation; and was said it would be their honor to have my story and photo displayed at their event on the "Wall of Hope" along with other TNBC survivors submissions.  It was an amazing opportunity to share my story in helping put TNBC awareness in the forefront with many, many people viewing, who will be making contributions to the TNBC Foundation at this event this past May 5, 2014.
Then... I got a personal invitation that they would love to have me at the Peace, Love and Hope fundraiser as a big thank you to me, but... With regret I had to decline and it was very hard for me to do, for I've been so wanting to attend this event for the past 3 years, but financially I just couldn't travel plus I had used up all my personal days at work for the year. I'm just grateful that though "not in person" but still be a part of Peace, Love and Cure 2014 in helping a organization that I am so passionate about, The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. I was told that the "Wall of Hope" created a lot of positive buzz among 400 people who attended... that makes my heart happy!

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