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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, October 20, 2016

Toledo Walleye Pink in the Rink 2016

Victory gals sisters, Jyll, Rita, Melissa J.,
 Becky, Diane and Melissa
4 of us are TNBC survivors!

Annual Breast Cancer Awareness night on February 27, 2016 at Toledo Walleye Hockey with my pink sisters.  This years event was paint the rink pink with messages of hope and support in our local breast cancer community.

Victory Gals in the house!
Laurie, Dianna, Rita, Melissa P., Jyll, Melissa J., Carol,
Beth, Lori, Becky and Diane

Rita, Jyll, Becky, Wally the Walleye, Melissa J., Melissa P.
and Diane. 4 of us are TNBC survivors.

Paint the ice PINK!

Team Holly, TNBC sister 4-Ever in our hearts

Toledo Walleyes!

Miss you Holly

My pink fans!

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