But you’ve probably never heard of triple negative breast cancer. It is an aggressive form of breast cancer that is so named because the three receptors that successful breast cancer treatment targets—estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)—are not found in women with this breast cancer subtype.
If you want to learn more about triple negative and other types of breast cancer, check out these resources.
1) Watch tonight’s show (see clip below). Tavis devotes the entire show to a discussion of breast cancer. He talks to one of the leading authorities on cancer risk assessment, Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade and breast cancer survivors Diahann Carroll and television writer Jessica Queller.
3) Learn more about the disease and find support at www.breastcancer.org. You can also get help detecting breast cancer by joining the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s early detection plan.
4) Also check out Tavis’ heartfelt video blog about his friend and colleague.