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"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?


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, July 20, 2014

Us Victory Center Ladies Pinked Out the Infield...

Rounded up the gals of the Victory Center for an outing at Toledo Mud Hens, Pink in the Park on a beautiful Friday evening on July 11, 2014.  We participated in the survivor parade around the infield with fans cheering us on as we represent Susan G. Komen of NorthWest Ohio with carrying their banner with pride for breast cancer awareness night at the game. I reserved a table at the Bird's Nest for those of us that wanted to sit for awhile to chat while we eat, drink a beer and watch the game looking out the window onto the infield. After a couple of innings we joined back with the rest of our group of 15 friends in the stadium and watched the rest of the game together through 11 innings with a Toledo 4-3 win over Pawtucket. Loved that spectacular fireworks display after the game to end our night of fun with these amazing pink sisters!

Diane, Beth, Lori, Judy, Devorah, Joyce, Rita and Melissa

Joyce, Melissa J., Lori, Beth, Rita, Melissa P. and Diane

Melissa and Muddy

Melissa and Chrys Peterson

Yes, I do love Muddy... and Chrys Peterson does too!

Us Victory Center's Warriors!

Us Victory Center's ladies rock!

Melissa and TNBC sister, Judy Herr

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