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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 13, 2018

What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer?


  1. Dear Melissa, How can I reach you. I'd love to talk to you as we have very similar stories. I too, have only one son (10). I'm planning on a trip to meet Dr. Lisa Carey and I have some questions.

    Thank you,

  2. It's so beautiful to see you putting all this energy into spreading information about breast cancer. You have the potential to reach a lot of people this way! I'm so proud of how you've handled your journey!


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  4. HI Melissa,
    I came across your blog in my research for a feature story on TNBC for Cure magazine. Any chance you'd be interested in sharing your story with me for Cure? If so, please shoot me an email at heather_vanepps@yahoo.com. I'd also encourage you to check out Cure at www.curetoday.com (if you haven't already).
    thanks and I hope to hear from you!

  5. Breast cancer is one of dangerous disease among the women.Your information is really helpful for the all women.Thank you for giving such a valuable information.
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  6. Hai melissa
    information is really helpful
    for the all women...many women do not understand
    about breast cancer .. what to do
    by them about this cancer

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  8. Yes,very important thing.
    I was fighting against a cancer stage 4.I think it is very important that family support to win, because i was very weak;really helped me participate in one group of affected by cancer, so my mood improved, also helped me a lot a medical adviser in advisercancer-diseases.com (they are doctors),this is important .I recomended not surrender, because sometimes the first treatment does not work as me, and sometimes change doctors it is necessary.Read positive thinking books gave me more energy.During my cancer,i changed my diet,now i eat vegetarian organic food(now i not eat meat).I think is a set of things that help.

  9. I really liked this part of the article, with a nice and interesting topics have helped a lot of people who do not challenge things people should know... you need more publicize this so many people who know about it are rare for people to know this, Success for you...

  10. Dear Melissa,
    The NIH and NCI has provided a grant to my colleague and I to explore the TNBC issues and we would like to talk to you to understand this. Will you be able to spend 20-30 min of your time? Please call me 774-420-9171 or email at jlvand@earthlink.net so we can schedule a time if you are willing. Thank you.

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  12. I want to take this time out as a cancer survivor to encourage women out there still suffering from this. The sad news about it is that i was diagnosed on my birthday and with stage 3 TNBC which after i made research was a very aggressive form of cancer at that point i decided and told myself i was going to die and that the end has finally come.All my life i never thought of having breast cancer because i was very active and i worked out at the gym several times every week and my diet was okay. In my search for a cure after 6 years of diagnosis and even after chemo spending thousands of dollars a church member told me about Dr Hillary who could help me with a permanent cure, i doubted this at first but i later gave it a try and today i proud to say i am a cancer survivor no nodes and i am totally free the new diagnosis confirmed it. Do not die in silence or ignorance reach her on (hillaconn @ gmail. com or whatsapp +16465132826) don't be shy just speak to someone today.

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  14. ***شرکت نوين گيت***

    با سالها سابقه در طراحي ،اجرا و خدمات سيستمهاي درب اتوماتيک و راهبند
    فروش،نصب و راه اندازي و خدمات انواع درب اتوماتيک (درب سکشنال - کرکره اتوماتيک - کرکره پنجره - درب ريلي اتوماتيک - جک پارکينگي - کرکره شفاف - رول گيتر - انواع راهبند و درب اتوماتيک شيشه اي... )
    خدمات 24 ساعته و شبانه روزي حتي در تعطيلات رسمي
    مشاوره رايگان در تمامي مراحل

  15. i was diagnosed of TNBC 6 years ago and i was terrified because the oncologist told me that it is the most aggresive form of cancer and also that there is no cure. I almost gave up but i had to try series of solution like chemotherapy and which i did twice and the turmor were still there, this even made it all worse and i cried all night. I was able to meet doctor kennedy whom used his medicine to cure me in just a few months and i went back for diagnosis and i was clean and tested negative. To those who plan on giving up don't because there is a cure i believe the medicine will work for you too if you try. Contact him directly on drkennedy136@gmail.com i am positive he can help you.


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