Shanae Thierer

First post: Sep 13, 2022
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Shanae was diagnosed with Triple negative braca 1 breast cancer in January of 2022. For those of you who do not know what this is here is a very basic definition Triple negative breast cancers are cancers whose cells don’t have receptors for:

- the hormones oestrogen and progesterone
- a protein called Her2
Your doctor uses a sample of your cancer to test the cells for these receptors. You might have this test following a biopsy of the cancer, or after surgery to remove it.

A rare type of breast cancer known as basal type breast cancer is usually triple negative. Some women with triple negative breast cancer also have a BRCA1 gene fault. BRCA1 is one of the gene faults that can increase the risk of breast cancer within families.  
This basically means that Shanae has what many call the cancer gene. She is fighting breast cancer right now and will have to be monitored for the rest of her life to make sure she is cancer free in all the parts of her body.

It has been a whirl wind of treatments and surgery since she was diagnosed in January . Shanae has been fighting every day to make sure she is here for her 4 kids and the rest of her family.  She has undergone months of chemotherapy and amino therapy. She has had a mastectomy and lymph nodes removed. She is currently going through amino therapy every 6 weeks, physical therapy to regain full movement of her arms and will be starting more chemotherapy in the next couple months, she will also be having a hysterectomy.

So while she has been doing an amazing job fighting the fight is not over. We appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers and donations. They mean more then you will ever know.