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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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
|TNBC sisters, Melissa and Ishuian Hargrove|
Read Ishian's story On Living Beyond Breast Cancer site:
Sunday, July 9, 2017
|Calysta Bevier and Melissa|
I'm a big supporter of our local arts and music!
Saturday, July 8, 2017
I spent the night volunteering to sell 50/50 raffle tickets to our guests, and they were buying $5 to $20 worth at a time in addition to gift basket and wine pull raffles. It was a western theme... tho, I didn't win best western costume, I was still a "rock star" in paying it forward. The wait staff consisting of many local doctors and other well known people of our local community had also participated in raising tips that were also donated to the Victory Center, a cancer wellness center serving Northwest Ohio.
|Not your typical rock star|
|Selling hundreds and hundreds of dollars |
worth of raffle tickets!
|Our 50/50 raffle ticket winner!|
|Victory gals pink sisters|
Sandy and Melissa
|Melissa and one of our celebrity waiters,|
Dr. Mabry, Breast Surgeon
|The Victory Center Gals: Joyce, Jill, Melissa P.|
Diane, Lynnette, Rita, Kim, Areena,
Carol, Lori, Deb, Traci, Beth and Melissa J.
|Pink sisters, Elaine and Melissa|
|Triple Negative Breast Cancer|
Sisters, Melissa and Audrey
|Pink sister, Mary, Melissa and my favorite|
event emcee, Chrys Peterson
On May 13, 2016, I volunteered to help serve food at the grazing stations. The Victory Center in their annual Treasures benefit with the theme, "Experience the essence of New Orleans". A live and silent auction brought in big money to help support the mission of the Victory Center in providing education and support for cancer patients through their individual and group services.
|Triple Negative Breast Cancer |
Sisters, Melissa and
|Devorah and Melissa bidding on|
the silent auctions
|Caricature of me|
|Devorah 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