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By Michele Smith
The Times 

October is breast cancer awareness month

18- year survivor tells her story


October 1, 2020

18- year survivor tells her story

DAYTON—Eileen McMunn, “Teeny” to those who know her, is an eighteen-year survivor of breast cancer, an amazing feat considering her cancer was identified as triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).

This type of breast cancer is not fueled by estrogen and progesterone receptors, or by HER2, a type of protein. It accounts for 15-percent of breast cancer in the Caucasian population and 35-percent in the African American population

Though TNBC cancer can have the same signs and symptoms as more common types of breast cancer, it differs in that it is faster...

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