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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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Thursday, June 9, 2016

University Of Toledo Rocket Football Honors Breast Cancer Survivors...

On November 27th 2015, several of my breast cancer sisters from University of Toledo's Center for Health and Successful Living met at their office for a tailgate party prior to the UT's Rockets football game.  Though it was chilly and rainy we braved the walk to the stadium and watch the football game taking on Western Michigan Broncos.  Partway through the game, us breast cancer survivors were called out onto to the field to be recognized for our survivorship.



Tail-gate party at UT for us survivors

with Santa... kicking off the holiday season

Survivors Melissa and Barb Oxner

UT Rockets football

Us breast cancer survivors being honored on field

On the field line with the University of Toledo Rockets 

My breast cancer survivor girls!

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