LITCL Countdown Day #8 Fact: What is “Triple Negative” breast cancer and why is it so hard to treat?

10 Oct

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DAY #8 FACT

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It is now commonly understood that breast cancer is not one form of cancer, but many different “subtypes” of cancer.

These subtypes of breast cancer are generally diagnosed based upon the presence, or lack of, three “receptors” known to fuel most breast cancers: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). The most successful treatments for breast cancer target these receptors.Unfortunately, none of these receptors are found in women with triple negative breast cancer. In other words, a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis means that the offending tumor is estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative, thus giving rise to the name “triple negative breast cancer.”

Source: Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation

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