TNBC and Me
About 15-20 percent of people diagnosed with breast cancer have a subtype of the disease called “triple-negative.” Outside of those affected by it, very few people understand what triple-negative means and the impact it has on treatment. And those who have heard of it often think of it as the “worst” kind of breast cancer you can have.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation are teaming up to put triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) front and center and help dispel some of the myths associated with it. For the next six weeks, we will share the personal stories of women living with triple-negative breast cancer today in our blog series TNBC and Me.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, learn more and connect with other people with TNBC at our 2018 Conference: Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength in partnership with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.
August 30, 2018
Chiara D'Agostino was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in 2014. In August 2016, she learned the cancer had spread to her lungs. Here, she shares her story of choosing to get treatment for metastatic, stage IV breast cancer through clinical trials and the experience of finding, learning about, and enrolling in trials that met her treatment needs.
August 13, 2018
Diagnosed with early-stage triple-negative breast cancer, Peggy Valdez Olivas found herself asking "why me?" to try to understand why cancer was happening to her. But as treatment ended and she observed cancer's impact on those around her, another feeling set in: a form of surivivor's guilt. She began to wonder not why she was diagnosed with cancer, but why she was the one who lived through it.
August 6, 2018
Maegan Molnar was a social worker on the oncology floor of a hospital with a passion for helping others with their mental health. After being diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer, she experienced first-hand the emotional rollercoaster of going through, and ending, treatment. Read more to see what she wishes she'd been told about mental health when she was diagnosed and how to know if you or a loved one with cancer needs help.
July 23, 2018
Melissa Berry, founder of the blog Cancer Fashionista, tells the story of how her cancer diagnosis merged with her career as a fashion/beauty publicist and the people she's met in the meantime.
July 16, 2018
Longtime partners Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation are teaming up this summer and fall to put triple-negative breast cancer front and center and to help dispel some of the myths associated with the disease. Follow our blog series, TNBC and Me, to read the personal stories of women living with triple-negative breast cancer from July 16 through the end of August.
The TNBC and Me blog series is supported by: