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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?


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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

U of M, Ann Arbor Breast Cancer Summit 2017

The Young Survival Coalition (YSC) was invited by University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center to have an informational vender table at their Breast Cancer Summit in Ann Arbor, MI. on May 6, 2017.  Maureen and I represented YSC at this event telling young women about support services and resources that YSC offers. 

U of M Breast Cancer Summit

Young Survival Coalition State Leaders
Breast cancer survivors
Melissa and Maureen

Maureen talking about YSC 

Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Survivors, Melissa and Tresse

Cancer research panel discussion

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