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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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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer “Switch” May Lead to Better Prognosis

Written by Ann Pietrangelo | Published on April 11, 2015

TNBC study on Triple Negative Breast Cancer originating in Stem Cells vs specialized cells and how inhibitor of differentiation 4 (ID4) gene plays a role in cells dividing in stem cells.

Click link to full story:
https://livingbeyondbc.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/tnbc-aware-giving-back-to-others-living-with-triple-negative-breast-cancer/

* I was quoted at the end of this article:
Five-year TNBC survivor Melissa Paskvan of Toledo, Ohio says the study gives her hope for those who will be diagnosed in the future. “TNBC survivors have been longing for a targeted therapy for some time now. This could be a game-changing discovery in how we treat TNBC in improving survival outcome in patients.”

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