Group of Women Raising Awareness About Triple Negative Breast Cancer
A group of women is helping to lead the way and battle a severe form of breast cancer through raising awareness.
On "The Real Story" today, Gretchen Carlson highlighted Fox News producer Annie Goodman's courageous battle with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Goodman, who passed away in December 2014, spoke out earlier last year about her fight against the deadly disease in a powerful interview.
"I had a double mastectomy, I had 16 rounds of chemotherapy, and I had 25 rounds of radiation," Goodman shared before she passed away. "I only lasted in remission one year...You remember what's important, you want to experience as much as you can. That's the big thing, stuff no longer matters. It's not about having things, it's about spending time with your family."
A group of young women who are raising awareness with the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation spoke with Gretchen today, along with Fox News correspondent and cancer survivor, Jennifer Griffin. They shared why it's important to spread the word about this often times fatal disease.
"It's so important to me Gretchen, because when I was diagnosed in 2009 people weren't talking about triple negative," Griffin said. "That's where this foundation came in. Just in 2000 they started naming triple negative, dividing breast cancers into these different types. The reason it's important is then we can get a targeted therapy."
"Right now there is not a targeted therapy to prevent a recurrence, to prevent people like Annie dying much too young," she added. "This is an aggressive form of cancer, and it strikes young people. The reason we're here today is to shine a light, tomorrow is Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day."
Jolie Zenna lost her mother, Nancy Block-Zenna, to the disease in 2007. She explained to Gretchen that she is motivated to help people who have been diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
"It's really scary, because at first when you search it up there's all these statistics of people who died," Zenna said. "But I really want to help them and let them know there's hope for them."
Watch the full video above to hear more about what the young women are doing to help raise awareness for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.