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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

About 10 to 20 percent of breast cancers are triple-negative, but most people have never heard of it before. Triple-negative breast cancer needs a different kind of treatment than other breast cancers because they are estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptornegative and HER2 negative. Chemotherapy has been shown to be the most effective treatment for triple-negative breast cancer. If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, you may be interested in reading the booklet LIVING BEYOND BREAST CANCER‘S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER. For information on other types of breast cancer, visit the MedlinePlus breast cancer page.

Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer last September and has been chronicling her journey on her blog. Check it out at http://jengriffinblog.blogspot.com

Check out the video below to see a special segment on Fox News Sunday naming Jennifer the special Mother's Day Power Player of the Week.

If the video doesn't work, try this link: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4185624/special-mothers-day-story

1 comment:

  1. Margie, thanks so much for posting Jennifer's interview on your blog. I was very moved...I am so happy she is cancer free. She is a beautiful and strong woman, and inspirational to so many. And I really like her hair too... The new growth is very attractive on her. Deb