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Fox's Jennifer Griffin Discusses Cancer Fight

By admin Published: February 11, 2010

Something worth passing along:

Jennifer Griffin, FOX News Channel National Security correspondent spoke about her current battle with Triple Negative Breast Cancer, with The Today Show’s Hoda Kotb, a breast cancer survivor, this morning.

Of the 190,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the United States each year, about 10 to 20% are triple-negative. There is not much press coverage on this type of Cancer at the moment; Jennifer’s, ultimate goal today was to help raise awareness and help inspire others to do the same.

Here is the Today Show’s full post about TNBC with photos, video and quotes:

Here is the link to the Today Show segment.

JENNIFER GRIFFIN QUOTES:
ON BEING BALD AND BEAUTIFUL:
“You think, that’s the debilitating part of this. It’s not. Being bald, when I looked at myself at first in the mirror I felt very strong. I really did feel like I was a warrior.”

“I’ve taken all of the lessons that I’ve learned from how to cover wars, and I don’t go out without my body armor on; and, my body armor is this wig and this lipstick.”

ON WHAT SHE’D LIKE TO SAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE HEARING HER STORY:
“I think it is so important for women to know: I am having my fourteenth chemo treatment tomorrow; I have been doing this for four months. I want to tell people that if you are diagnosed with Triple Negative you can get through this, it does respond to chemo therapy. You need to exercise every day.”

ON BEING DIAGNOSED AND “FIGHTING TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER”:
“I’ve lived in Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Middle East for a long time; and, I didn’t really expect to be fighting a war inside myself.”

You can also find out more about Triple Negative Breast Cancer here.

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