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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?

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, September 14, 2015

Supporting Survivors of Toledo Area at Komen's Fashion Show...

August 29, 2015, I went to Franklin Park Mall to cheer on some local breast cancer survivor friends who were modeling in Komen's Fashion Show.  A couple of these ladies are part of our Pink Sneakers walking program, and couple of other survivors that I have met a different Komen events.  These survivor models were an inspiration to many of the onlookers, showing the audience that they fought breast cancer and now living their life with these new adventures.

BC Survivor, Kit Curran on the left

Survivor, Barbara Oxner in the front

Survivor, Barbara Oxner on the far right

Survivor, Jeanette Martin

TNBC Survivor, Lindsay Vanderveen

NWO Komen Board President, Teresa McHugh

Barbara Oxner and Melissa Paskvan

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