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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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Jennifer shares her story to bring support to other women:
http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/health-and-beauty/medical-features/2013/10/09/fox-news-reporter-battled-cancer-in-the-public-eye-now-she-shares-her-tale-to-bring-support-to-other-women/ (Click link to story)
Sunday, July 20, 2014
|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|
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
Friday, July 11, 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!
Monday, July 7, 2014
"In this study, using a mouse model for human breast cancer, we showed that TNBC's characteristics -- rapid tumor growth and metastasis -- is heavily dependent upon and fueled by markedly evaluated transcriptional activation of pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines," said Dr. Zhou. "Using a small molecule to target that gene transcriptional machinery, we further uncovered and validated a drug target for potential new treatment of TNBC, which account for more than 170,000 new breast cancers annually and which disproportionately affects women of African and Hispanic descent. While much more research needs to be done, our findings are very promising and give us hope in the overall war against breast cancer."
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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
|Susan Budelman Shadle|
Diagnosed January 2010, Stage 2a
Recurrence August 2011
Departed June 19, 2014
Here's a video of some of Susan's story: http://youtu.be/3Zwi9mfwVWE
January 2010, Originally diagnosed with TNBC, Stage 2a, 2 tumors under 2cm with 1 positive node. BMX, TAC chemo and 33 rads. One year out of treatments, Susan developed a cough and wheezing and was diagnose with Stage 4 recurrence mets to chest nodes, lungs and liver.
Susan had some success at keeping her cancer at bay with trials of Avastin/Abraxane, Gemzar/Carboplatin, Xeloda/BKM 120 (a P13 kinase inhibitor). Susan had gone a couple of months with having "no measurable disease" before having progression again in her lungs.
May 2013, the cancer had spread to her brain. My heart ached as Susan's battle came to an end on June 19, 2014.
Her husband's message:
My Dear Lord and Heavenly Father,
Today you have come to take one of your most valued warriors, my incredible wife Susan Budelman Shadle. You bestowed upon her all of the power, strength and will of ten thousand race horses needed to rage war on her cancer for four long years. But even the greatest warriors need to rest from battle.
Lord today you have given rest and peace to her. Please comfort her Lord as she enters your heavenly kingdom. Let her have peace knowing that her strength and will is an inspiration to many other warriors fighting the same great fight. Please give her solace in knowing that she has bestowed those same qualities in her beautiful babies. They have seen their mommy rage war and will know through her life that failure in anything is not an option.
Most of all Lord allow her to feel the power of Your Love and the Love from all those who knew her, had for her. Every warrior like her should be able to feel the emotions that drove them to be warriors in the first place and for Susan, it was pure Love. Love for her family, love for her children love for me and above all else the love for You Lord.
Thank you Lord for the time you gave me with this incredible person. I am heartbroken for having mine and the children's time cut short, but I know deep in my heart you have a plan for all of us. We will never understand that plan until we reach your heavenly kingdom, so please show Susan why Your plan for her included leaving her family so soon. Ease her pain and provide her that comfort.
In Jesus' Name,
calla lily is symbolic of my rebirth as a survivor |
and the small ribbons are the tears shed through the journey.
The butterfly is representative of my metamorphosis through the past year."
~ Susan Budelman Shadle, 2011
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Wishing Joan the very best in her journey and back to good health.
You can read more of Joan Lunden's story at:
My Favorite Breast Cancer Sites
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
- Young Survival Coalition
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- 1 Up on Cancer
- Triple Step Toward The Cure
- American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- The Victory Center
- Renee's Survivor Shop
- Relay for Life
- The SCAR Project
- CURE makes cancer understandable
- BREASTCANCER.ORG Discussions Boards
- Jennifer Griffin's Blog
- Positives about Negative
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Fund
- The Breast Cancer Site
- Food for Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project
- Ford Warriors in Pink
- Feel Your Boobies