Welcome to the CaringBridge website for Jane Legg Smith, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt...friend. We are using this site to keep family and friends updated in one place. Jane appreciates your prayers, as well as words of hope and encouragement.
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Jane Legg Smith... Soon-to-be Breast Cancer Survivor!
Jane began her journey on May 15, 2018 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Anyone that knows Jane also knows that she is a fighter and that she will take on this journey just as she approaches life....with faith, optimism, and determination! Jane's diagnosis is Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). By definition, according to the National Breast Cancer Association, a diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer means that the three most common types of receptors known to fuel most breast cancer growth–estrogen, progesterone, and the HER-2/neu gene– are not present in the cancer tumor. This means that the breast cancer cells have tested negative for hormone epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), estrogen receptors (ER), and progesterone receptors (PR). Since the tumor cells lack the necessary receptors, common treatments like hormone therapy and drugs that target estrogen, progesterone, and HER-2 are ineffective. Using chemotherapy to treat triple negative breast cancer is still an effective option. In fact, triple negative breast cancer may respond even better to chemotherapy in the earlier stages than many other forms of cancer.
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