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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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Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Decade of Diamonds Fashion Show 2017

http://thevictorycenter.org
On February 17, 2017, The 10th Annual Victory Center's Luncheon and Fashion Show, A Decade of Diamonds raised over $55, 000 that will go towards supporting their services that are offered to cancer survivors and co-survivors.  I volunteered at this event with registration and gathering up the gift raffle items to be presented to the ticket winners.  I'm always happy to be able to help out the Victory Center where I can and this event surprised me with special guest taking stage, Calysta Bevier singing a couple of hit cover songs, Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" and Sia's "Alive" portraying her own fight, a ovarian cancer survivor in her early teens.

Calysta Bevier and Melissa
I'm a big supporter of our local arts and music!

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