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Patricia Prijatel, a nationally published magazine writer and an award-winning teacher, was diagnosed with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) in 2006. The journalist did what any reporter would do when diagnosed; she started investigating the disease, how it occurs, how it’s treated, and how to keep it from recurring.

She found a noticeable lack of resources on the TNBC, a disease that differs from hormone-positive breast cancer from the initial prognosis to the treatment options. Patricia is now in remission, but along the way she has poured her heart into creating Surviving Triple Negative Breast Cancer: Hope, Treatment, and Recovery. Here, Patricia talks about her diagnosis. Read more on her blog Positives About Negative.