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Rep. Humphrey's resolution designates March as Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Month

March 11, 2022
Latyna M. Humphrey News

COLUMBUS – State Rep. Latyna M. Humphrey (D-Columbus) today presented House Resolution (HR) 192, a bipartisan resolution to designate the month of March as ‘Triple Negative Breast Cancer  (TNBC) Awareness Month,” to members of Gilead and the TNBC Foundation.

“It is essential that we take Ohioans’ health seriously. Triple negative breast cancer is one of the most invasive and serious types of breast cancer that exists. Not only is this form of breast cancer the most invasive, it also disproportionally affects African American women. This resolution will aid in the fight against TNBC by raising awareness,” said Rep. Humphrey.

TNBC accounts for about 10 to 15 percent of all breast cancers, and it is the second most common form of breast cancer in Ohio. TNBC grows and spreads more quickly than most other types of breast cancer. TNBC also tends to be more common in women below the age of 40. This form of cancer has limited treatment options and the worst prognosis when compared to other forms of breast cancer, as only 77 percent of women survive five years after diagnosis. 

Watch a video of the resolution presentation HERE