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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.

Carpe diem

Seize Each new Day with Renewed Strength,
Believe in Yourself, Go forward with
Courage and faith
to face whatever Tomorrow may bring.

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Enjoy life. Laugh a lot.
Work hard. Play hard.
Be thankful for our blessings.
Share the wisdom. Give back
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

I'm Here Because of You, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2016

6+ year survivor!
Walking to finish our fight at Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, as I walked with my pink sisters and some high school friends on May 14, 2016.  A rainy and cold day brought 1600 participants out to the event in Perrysburg, OH., raising $131, 000 to assist in saving lives from breast cancer in Northwest Ohio.  Thank you NWO for your support in our mission!





We're here because of you.

The girls in pink!
Barb, Doris Melissa J. and Melissa P.

TNBC sisters, Melissa P. and Melissa J.

My favorite city truck!

Making Strides Breast Cancer Survivors

McAuley girls Lori, Rhonda and Melissa

"Hope for More Tomorrows"



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