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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Saturday, May 30, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
|Booze cart raffle|
|Night out with the girls|
|Lori and Melissa|
|Being silly with Penny in the Photo Booth|
|More Photo Booth Fun!|
|My silent auction win! Lovin it!|
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Women living with metastatic breast cancer are not a statistic, they are individuals who have plans for their lives too. Dr. Judith Salerno understands there's an urgent need from Komen to help women with metastatic breast cancer in what they need now to live as full of life as they can for however days that may be. Komen is making it a priority to help find a new drug to extend the lives of women living with metastatic disease.
With over 1400 organizations in the United States working to fight breast cancer, Dr. Judith Salerno is very passionate about encouraging collaboration among these other organizations who are willing to work with Komen to do what they need to do to reach their common purpose of ending breast cancer and suffering. Salerno stated that they need to get the message out, "together we can do so much more than we can do alone."
Friday, May 22, 2015
|UTMC Breast Cancer Surgeon, Dr. Helen Mabry|
|Very vigorous exercise can reduce breast cancer risk |
by 50% in postmenopausal women.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
- Move from surviving to thriving.
- Create in mind, transform into physical.
- Joy, happiness and health: Change what you do want.
- Action engages intention
- Switch to ways that is more positive.
- Speak in loving and kindness
- What you put attention on grows stronger in your life.
- Step back towards your passion, makes you feel good
3. No Tension
- Self care is important.
- Self love and self care start in thoughts.
- Surround yourself with people that supports me...
...and if they don't, Release! Release! Release!
|Melissa P., Melissa J., Jyll and Devorah|
|Passion and Positivity Coach, Tamara Vellozzo|
|Molly MacDonald, CEO and Founder of http://thepinkfund.org|
|Molly MacDonald, My Winged Victory|
|Gail Cooper, Molly MacDonald and Diane Cherry|
|Breast Cancer Survivor Speaker and Founder of the Pink|
Fund, Molly MacDonald and Melissa
|Lucas County Breast Health Coalition Committee Members|
Monday, May 18, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
"...we need help developing the kinds of stories and keeping passion alive with the people who want to tell these stories and making them real and calling the media to accountability to make sure this is kept high and near......at the end of the day, if we don't do these things, we don't keep this issue to your point, the 5% of the people, and they don't know people still got it, you're right, people, they think that everybody is just gonna walk in the park and they are just gonna live with it..."
"It means that we, our voices together can make a difference. Elevate the conversations as we say, we can really bring people together and make them more aware." _ Dr. Judith Salerno
|Komen Founder, Nancy Brinker|
|Nancy Brinker speaking on Metastatic Breast Cancer|
|Nancy Brinker and Melissa Paskvan|
|Nancy Brinker gladly signed our photo from last year|
|Me and my personal hero, Nancy Brinker|
|...and Nancy signs my copy of her book, Promise Me|
|Me with my blogger friends, Komen Grantees and Nancy Brinker|
|Together Stronger, Thank you for tweeting Nancy!|
|Dinner discussion with Dr. Judith Salerno, CEO of Komen|
|Nancy Brinker introducing British singer, Matt Goss to us|
|I go to shake Matt Goss hand and he says that he's a hugger :)|
|...and he smells good too! Matt Goss and Melissa Paskvan|
|Melissa Paskvan and CEO and President of Komen, Dr. Judith Salerno|
|Me with Komen Marketing team, Rhasheda Boyd and Tracy Mueller|
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
|Healthy living starts here!|
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
|Melissa and Dr. Lisa Newman|
|Fewer systemic therapy options for TNBC|
|Need more African-American women |
in clinical studies
|Early Detection is Critical in TNBC Survival!|
| Is African ancestry associated with a |
hertitable gene for TNBC?
|African ancestry at higher risk for TNBC|
Monday, May 4, 2015
Dr. Lisa Newman speak at this event and talked much about her research in Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Thank you again to Mary Westphal, Executive Director of Komen of Northwest Ohio for your energy you put into our community in educating the importance of breast health and providing funds to those in need of mammograms.
|Melissa and high school classmate, Amy Thorpe Wiley|
|Melissa, Barb Oxner and Jyll|
|"We have a promise to keep."|
|Melissa, Dr. Lisa Newman and Jyll|
|Mary Westphal, Miss Ohio, Melissa, Miss Teen Ohio and Chrys|
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Komen of Northwest Ohio announces 13 grant recipients
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