Let’s Talk About It: Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Women with Triple Negative Breast Cancer can join Nancy Touhill and peers via video or phone to talk about the topics such as "Post-Holiday Blues: What It Is and How to Cope" (January 17), "How to Manage Toxic Positivity from Friends and Family" (February 21), and "Cutting-Edge Research on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)" (March 21).
February 21: How to Manage Toxic Positivity from Friends and Family
While being positive and surrounding yourself with positive people can be powerful, it can also be harmful. When too much positivity causes you to avoid discomfort or dismiss your feelings and emotions, the unintended effects can become toxic. It is important to not dismiss any of your emotions and have a safe place to do so. Join our facilitator Nancy Touhill to discuss ways to combat toxic positivity in a supportive environment.
March 21: Cutting-Edge Research on Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
Researchers from the University of Arizona have developed a drug compound that appears to stop cancer cell growth in what's known as triple-negative breast cancer. The drug, which has not yet been tested in humans, has been shown to eliminate tumors in mice, with little to no effect on normal healthy cells, making it potentially nontoxic for patients. The therapy is based on a newly discovered way that a gene known as epidermal growth factor receptor, or EGFR, leads to cancer. EGFR is a long-investigated oncogene—a gene that in certain circumstances can transform a cell into a tumor cell. Join our facilitator Nancy Touhill as she speaks with a researcher to breakdown this information for the TNBC community.
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