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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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Friday, May 1, 2015

Ladies Night Out at Appliance Center's Susan G. Komen Benefit 2015

Us local breast cancer survivors sisters had a fun-filled "ladies night" charity event at the 52nd Anniversary of the Appliance Center Home Store in Maumee, OH. on April 19, 2015 benefiting Susan G. Komen of Northwest Ohio. We waited out in the rain for over a half an hour among some 2500 women to just get in the door but once inside, we enjoyed an evening of food tastings from local caterers,  local vendors tables with prize drawings, a violinist, ticket raffle, a fashion show with some local breast cancer survivors, a gift bag and our favorite breast cancer support, Chrys Peterson.  The Highlight of the evening is when the owner of the Appliance Center presented a generous $10,000 check donation to Mary Westphal, Executive Director of Komen of Northwest, Ohio in support of it'd mission. An additional $15,000 was raised at this event.

The Appliance Center's generous donation to Komen of 
Northwest Ohio

Joyce, Lori, Melissa J. Chrys Peterson, Areena, Melissa P.
and Mary Westphal

Lori, Melissa J., Jami, Melissa P. and Areena

Melissa and Chrys Peterson

 Lori, Melissa J. Tatum, Melissa P.
and Areena

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