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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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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

YSC 2015 Part 2 - Fitness & Nutrition...

Here is some notes from Young Survival Coalition Conference 2015 I've taken from a session I went to on Fitness & Nutrition, A Powerful Combo presented by Sami Mansfield, CPT of taking control of you life and body while in breast cancer treatment or afterwards with some lifestyle changes.

Important Components:
  1. Exercise - Strength, Yoga, Qigong, TaiChi, Walking, ADL's, Stretching, Core and Posture
  2. Nutrition - Healthy Eating Guidelines, Plant Based, Mediterranean, Supplements
  3. Mind and Body - Meditation, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis, Massage, Music and Art Therapy, Spiritual, One on One Psychosocial

Mediterranean Diet was recommended consisting of daily exercise and heart healthy foods. 
  • 6 glasses of water and red wine in moderation
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Monthly/use sparingly - Meat and Sweets
  • Weekly - Fish, Poultry and Eggs 
  • Daily - Cheese and Yogurt
              Olive Oil
              Beans, Legumes and Nuts
              Fruits and Veggies
              Healthy Grains and Potatoes

Exercise Program Levels:
  • Core Posture, 
  • Increase Activity,
  •  Reduce Processed Foods,
  •  Daily Relaxation
  • Strength Training weekly
  • Min. 6000 Steps Daily
  • Plant Based Foods
  • Weekly Yoga
  • High Intensity Training
  • 10, 000 Steps Daily
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Min. 7 Hours Sleep

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