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What is triple negative breast cancer?

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What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer?

Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Knowing breast cancer basics can help you understand how triple negative breast cancer is different from other types of breast cancer. The type of breast cancer is determined by the presence or absence of receptors, proteins that live inside or on the surface of a cell and bind to something in the body to cause the cell to react. You may have heard of the estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). Triple negative breast cancer lacks all three of these receptors which is how it gets it's name.

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Helpline

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation has partnered with CancerCare to offer free, professional support services to patients, families and health providers coping with a diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer.

The TNBC Helpline is staffed by experienced oncology social workers with specific knowledge of triple negative disease. In addition to counseling, TNBC Helpline staff can assist callers in availing themselves of the various other services CancerCare has to offer including, where appropriate, helping patients apply for co-pay assistance, transportation and other social services.

Please call the number below to speak with one of our expert social workers regarding a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis:

877-880-TNBC (8622)

Monday-Thursday
10am to 6pm ET
Friday 10am to 5pm ET

You can also email us at: TNBCHelpline@cancercare.org

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