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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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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Learning From Each Other - A Panel Discussion

Melissa and the TNBC Panelists
"Hear from a panel of your peers - people diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer - who have insights to share and who want to hear from you.  Panel topics may include: living well after a diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer, common fears and strategies for managing uncertainty and practical tips for moving forward."

Listen (podcast) to me and my TNBC sisters, Ricki Fairley, Annie Goodman, Noni Sutherland and Roxanne Martinez speak at this panel discussion at the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference on September 27, 2014 in Phillidelphia, PA.

(Click link to podcast)
http://www.lbbc.org/Event-Archive/2014-09-27-TNBC-Panel/(language)/eng-US

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