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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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Friday, March 4, 2016

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day Declared in Toledo 2016


Pink sisters, Melissa and Jyll

Receiving Proclamation from Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson
Declaring Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day
in the City of Toledo
Jyll, Mayor Paula HicksoHudson and Melissa

Proclamation declaring TNBC Awareness Day

Honored to accept this Proclamation from
The Mayor of Toledo, Paula Hicks-Hudson

All of us survivors, mostly TNBC

All of us survivors, mostly TNBC

TNBC Day in attendance

Dr. Mohamed presentation on TNBC
"Characterized by more aggressive
clinicopathologic features..."

Dr. Mohamed talks of the 7 Triple Negative
Breast Cancer Molecular Subtypes

Dr. Mohamed talks of latest TNBC targeted therapy
trials, Avastin and EGFR inhibitors such as Erlotinib

Dr. Thompson discuss the issues survivors face during and
after treatment

Dr. Thompson talks on Finding your New Normal
"Give yourself time to adjust"

"Obesity is related to survival in
postmenopausal TNBC patients"

"Exercise and dietary counseling led to loss of body
 fat and improved quality of life in survivors of TNBC"

"Chemotherapy punishes the vagina"

TNBC sisters, Christine Mabrey and Melissa
Sadly, Chris passed on July 5, 2016

TNBC sisters, Audrey and Melissa

TNBC sisters, Melissa and Maureen

TNBC sisters, Melissa and Dianna

TNBC sisters, Melissa and Sandy

Pink sisters, Jeanette and Melissa

Great turnout for TNBC Awareness Day

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