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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, June 15, 2016

Michigan's Dancing with the Survivors 2015

Thank you to my friend, Csilla who was unable to attend and asked me to go in her place to the breast cancer survivor celebration, Dancing with the Survivors hosted by the Pink Fund on October 1, 2015 in Bloomfield, Michigan.  A very nice event with an appetizers and wine reception where I had met some really nice supporters. The dancers were breast cancer survivors paired up with professional dancers for a night of dancing and celebrating life!
The Pink Fund, founded by breast cancer survivor, Molly MacDonald assists breast cancer patients in treatment with financial support for living expenses through 3 month grants approvals.

Sanja and Melissa
Melissa's Warrior Symbol
Molly MacDonald, 
Founder of The Pink Fund
Survivor, Lori Baran
Survivor, Kristy Lynch and her father
Survivor, Kathleen Galligan
Survivor, Brenda Kambakhsh and her husband
Survivor, Kathy Martin and her physician
Gretchen Geist, In honor of her mother
Survivor sisters, Carol Ziecik and Laura Segal
TNBC Survivors Melissa and Carol Ziecik
Melissa and Molly MacDonald, founder
of http://www.pinkfund.org

Click link:
http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/Party-Pics/Dancing-with-the-Survivors/

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