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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Monday, October 2, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
|Proud supporter of Komen, NW Ohio -Melissa|
Close to 94% of patients living with metastatic breast cancer were previously treated for an earlier stage of breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen has announced $31 million in 2017 research grant funding focusing on metastatic breast cancer including:
- Advance in understanding on how and why breast cancer spreads, and how to treat or prevent metastasis
- New treatments of targeted therapies and drug developments for aggressive types of breast cancer, including TNBC
- Why drug resistance occurs in breast cancer patients and how to overcome it
- Disparities in breast cancer outcomes
- Funding young investigators in breast cancer research
|Thank you Northwest Ohio Komen participants and spectators|
for your continued support of us breast cancer survivors!
|All of us survivors in pink!|
|Triple Negative Breast Cancer sisters, Melissa and Genny|
|In Celebration of Melissa Paskvan|
Survivor Champion 8 years!
|Pink sisters Melissa and Joyce|
with our froggie fan!
|Triple Negative Breast Cancer sisters,|
Melissa P. and Melissa J. with cancer researcher,
Dr. Amit Tiwari
|Pink Ribbon survivors!|
Saturday, September 23, 2017
|The Victory Gals are in the house!|
Rita, Carol, Areena, Diane, Beth, Melissa J. Kim, Melissa
|Melissa P., Deb, Rita, Melissa J. and Carol|
First 4 of us on the left are TNBC survivors
|Pink sisters, Lynnette and Melissa|
|Melissa and Chrys Peterson|
Sunday, September 17, 2017
|Educating about unique needs in young|
women diagnosed with breast cancer.
|Melissa representing Young Survival Coalition as|
a State Leader
|Peggy, Dianna, Sharon, Deb and Melissa|
The last 4 of us on the right end are
triple negative breast cancer survivors
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
|I, myself didn't really go over|
the edge... but, I did make a
donation in support of Devorah
and The Victory Center
The Victory Center, whomever registered and raised over $1000 in donations had the opportunity to rappel down from The Edison Building in downtown Toledo, OH.
An amazing over $150,000 was raised from
this event benefiting the services that The Victory Center provides to cancer patients.
On September 8, 2017, Myself and a few other supporters of The Victory Center gathered at downtown to cheer on our breast cancer support group facilitator Devorah, as she went "Over the Edge" of the Edison Building in honor of all of us cancer survivors and to those that we cherish in memory. Devorah had personally raised over $2500 for this fundraiser. So grateful for people like Devorah for making an impact in the lives of cancer patients and survivors.
Devorah, in her own words: "I have decided to add a spiritual component to this event. I will read the names of loved ones whose lives have been touched by cancer as I descend the 16 stories. You are welcome to give me several names to add to this list. The purpose of doing this is to validate the lives of these individuals, and to honor them for going through their cancer journey and fighting to live one day at a time."
|Devorah making her climb down|
|One brave lady!|
|Devorah reads list of cancer survivors |
names as she descends down the
|at about halfway point|
|Reached the Libbey Sign...|
formally the Toledo Edison Building
|Purple Warrior representing all of us survivors|
|So proud of Devorah for |
|Melissa patiently waiting in a line of|
Devorah's supporters to congratulate her
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
|Triple Negative Breast Cancer sisters, Melissa and Deb K.|
Monday, February 20, 2017
|Calysta Bevier and Melissa|
I'm a big supporter of our local arts and music!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
|Breast Cancer Survivor, Anne French |
sings the National Anthem
|Toledo Rocket ladies go pink for awareness|
|Breast cancer survivors, |
Melissa and Barb Oxner
|Triple Negative Breast Cancer sisters,|
Joyce Bettinger and Melissa
My Favorite Breast Cancer Sites
- Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
- Young Survival Coalition
- Living Beyond Breast Cancer
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- 1 Up on Cancer
- Triple Step Toward The Cure
- American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- The Victory Center
- Renee's Survivor Shop
- Relay for Life
- The SCAR Project
- CURE makes cancer understandable
- BREASTCANCER.ORG Discussions Boards
- Jennifer Griffin's Blog
- Positives about Negative
- National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Fund
- The Breast Cancer Site
- Food for Breast Cancer
- Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project
- Ford Warriors in Pink
- Feel Your Boobies