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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, August 26, 2015

6 Years Ago...

6 years ago... Survivor of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. No celebration, only sadness I feel... for the ladies that are still battling this horrible disease. I have two friends that are battling again as they fight through Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) recurrences. Today, I lost a dear friend, Holly to this very disease that I prayed to God to spare her and make her well again. Friends, I can't perform miracles, I can only be a voice for TNBC, keep telling my story and bring attention to our disease and push for funding and better treatments. Today, no congratulations please, only prayers for Holly's family and to those that are still fighting the fight. Thank you very much and much love, Melissa

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