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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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Monday, May 25, 2015

Victory Center's Treasures Fundraiser 2015

Booze cart raffle
Victory Center's Treasures Benefit was a great success last Friday, May 15 with raising funds for the Victory Center http://thevictorycenter.orga cancer wellness center that offer a variety of "feel good" services to cancer patients for free including support groups, massages, healing touch, wig bank, belly dancing, exercise classes, art classes, fighting back with nutrition and much more.  Myself and a few other survivors volunteered our time at the fundraiser... I worked the Booze Cart Raffle selling $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win a gift basket containing various bottles of premium liquor.  The nights event was highlighted with a live auction and a silent auction of donated gift baskets and items.  For the silent auction, I've been eying an art piece all night and finally put a bid on and won the painting of vibrant colored ribbons by artist, Greg Justus.

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!

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