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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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Over the Edge for The Victory Center 2017

I, myself didn't really go over
the edge... but, I did make a
donation in support of Devorah
and The Victory Center
An once in a lifetime way to raise funds for 
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
building

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
her accomplishment

Melissa patiently waiting in a line of
Devorah's supporters to congratulate her

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