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Topic: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Deadlier for Black Women

Forum: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer —

Share with others who have ER-/PR-/HER2- breast cancer.

Posted on: May 21, 2021 11:46AM

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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Deadlier for Black Women, Partially Due to Lower Surgery, Chemotherapy Rates
May 18, 2021

Black women who are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer are 28% more likely to die from the disease than white women with the same diagnosis. Read more...

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May 21, 2021 08:13PM 2019whatayear wrote:

This is extremely disheartening and completely unacceptable. I’m not sure at the moment the best ways I can advocate for this to change - right now I share Black and brown BC people’s posts on social media and share articles such as this but I know that isn’t enough -

5/6/2019 IDC 2cm, micromet 1/9 nodes, BRCA2+, ER+, PR+, HER- BMX 6/2019, A/C & Taxol 2019, Radiation, BSO - preventative 2/2020, Letrozole 3/1/2020, Started Lynparza for 1 year preventative on 7/18/2021
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May 23, 2021 12:14PM Hahlyn wrote:

Not sure why this needed to be posted. As if this beast isn't bad enough. What we are going through feeling and then this. Just the caption alone is disheartening. It upset me as someone fighting again. Even though it's information needed we are struck harder in our community than most and just in general throughout life we don't need to be reminded.

Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Left, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/21/2016 Other Surgery 2/27/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary
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May 23, 2021 02:42PM DutchieGirl wrote:

This is really upsetting information. If black women are not responding well to chemo for TNBC, more research needs to be done. When I saw the headline, I’ll admit that my first thought had more to do with insurance (or lack thereof) and how it appears that those without insurance will delay doctor visits. I’d be very interested to see the same study in another country.

Lori-Anne Dx 11/7/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIA, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Surgery 1/14/2019 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/4/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 7/29/2019 Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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May 23, 2021 09:32PM - edited May 23, 2021 09:32PM by Olma61

For black women who need support and for anyone who wants to help in some way, there are some orgs listed at this link that are advocating for and supportingblack women with breast cancer -

10/30/2017 Xgeva for bone mets 5/31/2018 Taxol finished! "If one just keeps on walking, everything will be all right” - Kierkegaard Dx 8/3/2017, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 10/28/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 10/30/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2018 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2019 External: Bone

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