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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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Download 2015 TNBC Fact Sheets for Coping With Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Caregiving For Your Loved One With Triple Negative Breast Cancer:

Download the NEW brochure - State-of-the-Art Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer:Talking With the Experts Oncology Presented
"TNBC Foundation has entered into a partnership with Emerging Med to offer a Clinical Trials Matching Service, to make your search faster and easier. By filling out a profile online or by calling 877-769-4827 and speaking with a specially-trained clinical trials navigator, you can learn more about clinical trials that are specific to triple negative breast cancer as well as general breast cancer trials that may be enrolling triple negative patients."

 http://clinicaltrials.gov  - "a registry of federally funded and privately supported trials in the US and globally."

National Cancer Institute- List of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with triple-negative breast cancer.

TNBC toll free helpline877-880-TNBC(8622)
Contact to participate in an online support group
To contact an oncology social worker by email

100 Questions and Answers about Triple Negative Breast Cancer
"A Comprehensive Guide To The Basics Of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Risk Factors And Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Survivorship, And Life After Diagnosis, written by renowned medical experts." http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Questions+%26+Answers+About+Triple+Negative+Breast+Cancer&x=0&y=0

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 

Guide to Understanding Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 
Living Beyond Breast Cancer  

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Research and Treatment Updates 
Living Beyond Breast Cancer  library: 

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Fear of Recurrence 4/26/11

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Medical Update 4/12/11

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Closer Look 2/27/11

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Medical and Lifestyle Update 11/13/10

Managing Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 5/1/10

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Genetic Risk and
Treatment Updates 4/15/10

A Closer Look: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer 2/27/10

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Understanding
Treatment Options 11/14/09

Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment Update: Medical
and Quality-of-Life News 10/14/09

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Treatment Update and
Tools for Healthy Living 4/21/09

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Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation 

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer - Ask-the-Expert Online Conference 

Triple Negative Breast Cancer- The Discovery Channel: Video Part 1

Triple Negative Breast Cancer- The Discovery Channel: Video Part 2

Triple Negative Breast Cancer- The Discovery Channel: Video Part 3

Triple Negative Breast Cancer- The Discovery Channel: Video Part 4

Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Video

Triple Negative Breast Cancer and it's First Targeted Therapy Research: 
An interview with Dr. Andreas Forero Video

Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Komen Foundation

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