Many people have never heard of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, but its a type of breast cancer that does not have any of the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth.
About 10 to 20 percent of breast cancers are triple negative. There are three receptors, like little antennas we look for on breast cancer cells, Funk explained on GMA today.
“Since there is no pill to take,” Funk explained, “we just kind of sit back and hope and wait” that there will not be a recurrence. If there is a recurrence, however, it’s most likely within the first five years, she said.
However, there may be great news on the horizon. Funk is involved in new research that she says will hopefully make detecting recurrences faster and easier. The clinical trial starts today.
“This is a simple blood test aiming to detect recurrence easily and early at a point where we can intervene and still cure you,” she said.
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