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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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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Joan Lunden's Triple Negative Breast Cancer Interview for People Magazine, October 6, 2014 Issue

Look for on News Stands on Sept. 26, 2014
"I had to make this big decision about whether or not to do the cover with no hair," Lunden told People. "It certainly isn't the comfortable way to go, but I decided I was going to try and help others and show women that this isn't the end of the world. You can go on -- and that was hugely empowering."

http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/24/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/joan-lunden-people-magazine/index.html (Click link to story)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Tackling the Heterogeneity of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

"Triple-negative breast cancer is now recognized as a very complex subtype for which one treatment will not be applicable to all, according to Mohammad Jahanzeb, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine at the
University of Miami and Director of the UM Sylvester Deerfield Campus, who gave an update on this challenging tumor at the 9th Annual New Orleans Summer Cancer Meeting..."

Published : August 15, 2014

(Click link for full story)

Monday, September 8, 2014

Komen Breakfast Race Kick-Off 2014

Us Sisterhood, The Victory Center gals come together at NorthWest Ohio's Susan G. Komen for the Cure kick-off breakfast 2014.  Emcee, Chrys Peterson recognized us 500 women breast cancer survivors present and applauded us all as we celebrate survivorship. Thank you once again, Susan G. Komen and Chrys Peterson for your continued support and love that you show us all!

Left to right standing: Michelle, Melissa P., Lori,
Wendy, Lynette, Beth, Joyce, Diane and Joyce B.
Seated from left: Rita, Judi and Melissa J.
Jill, Diane, Deb, Lori, Melissa J., Chrys Peterson,
Joyce, Beth and Melissa P.
Michelle, Chrys Peterson and Melissa P.

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