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 Asked: 2/22/2018 I received the Oncotype DX test without cost to me.
 Asked: 2/11/2018 Hi. Am scheduled to have docetaxel + cyclophosphamide for ER+PR+Her2 neg, stage 1a, grade2, Onco 26, 1.3cm, zero nodes breast cancer for possible future reoccurrence.
 Asked: 2/9/2018 Hello, My mother CA27-29 score is 19.4 and her CEA score is 2.4 please explain this to me. Thanks .
 Asked: 2/9/2018 My mother has had a 21mm tumor (triple negative removed.) One nodes contained micro mets...
 Asked: 2/7/2018 If the Oncotype DX for estrogen positive breast cancer is still in phase 3 trials (intermediate scores with positive nodes) why do they charge insurance...
 Asked: 2/6/2018 Hi, I''m 58 (5 years post-menopause). Just got Oncotype result of 21.
 Asked: 2/2/2018 Is Mammaprint being used over Oncotype DX?
 Asked: 2/1/2018 I had a double masectomy because of a DCIS Diagnosis at 12:00 and 6:00 position. After masectomy pathology report comes back with 2 mm of IDC hr-/pr-...
 Asked: 1/31/2018 Looking for insight on a study published this summer regarding Taxol and its potential to cause cancer spread.
 Asked: 1/28/2018 In Dec. 2017, I had a lumpectomy with intraoperative radiation for a 9mm.
 Asked: 1/22/2018 I had an oncotype dx done score 22 and recurrence score with chemo is 13 and without 13.
 Asked: 1/22/2018 Hello, My mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer stage 2B/3 she finished 6 months of chemo and had a modified mastectomy on November 13,2017
 Asked: 1/21/2018 I have invasive ductal carcinoma, 1.9 cm, ER+,,PR+,HER2-, lymph node -, stage 1, Grade 3.
 Asked: 1/20/2018 I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2013 and first treated with Anastrozole and now Anastrozole and Ibrance for the last year and a half.
 Asked: 1/18/2018 I finished 4 rounds AC and then 12 rounds Taxol on 12/21/17.
 Asked: 1/15/2018 Hello I am 77 years old (but physically and mentally at least 10 years younger).
 Asked: 1/15/2018 Hello my mom was diagnosed with TNBC stage2B/3 she finished 6 months of chemo and had a radical mastectomy her surgical onocologist removed 4 lymph nodes...
 Asked: 1/12/2018 Hello, My mother is currently taking capecitabine 500mg five in the morning and five in the evening 14 days on and 7 days off for four...
 Asked: 1/12/2018 I had a 5mm, grade 2 IDC tumor, clear nodes, no vascular invasion detected.
 Asked: 1/10/2018 If tnbc recurs can AC chemo be used again or is there lifetime limits for each different chemo.
 Asked: 1/10/2018 I have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 1/8/2018 Mom 63 years with breast cancer, 0.9 8 0.8 cm, IDC, GRADE 1, PNI, ER 40%/PR 80% positive, HER2 negative, Ki 67 3%.
 Asked: 1/8/2018 Hello I was diagnosed with a lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 1/7/2018 Hello, my mom (55 years old) was diagnosed with IDC ER+ (100%) PR+(75%) KI67(20%) HER2- (FISH), the tumor was 16mm, Grade 2.
 Asked: 1/7/2018 If a medical oncologist feels you should have chemo is it their responsibility to tell you in a timely manner? If yes, how long should...
 Asked: 1/5/2018 Hi. I had a mastectomy for a 5mm IDC tumor.
 Asked: 1/3/2018 Lillie, I made a mistake earlier today in my question about using xeloda as a preventative against metastasis in Stage 3 patient with 5 nodes,...
 Asked: 1/3/2018 Lillie, is capecitabine (xeloda) ever used in Stage 3 patients with 5 nodes positive, to prevent netastasis? If it is, can it be given 4...
 Asked: 1/3/2018 I had an Oncotype DX score as 11 ER+ve PR+ve Her2 -ve 21 mm tumor No nodes Grade II Do i need chemotherapy? Will there be any benefit? What is the...
 Asked: 12/30/2017 is it true that oncotype dx did not have premenopausal woman in their research and therefore it''s not valid for woman on their 30s??!!
 Asked: 12/29/2017 Diagnosed with 2 cm stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma.estrogen positive lymph node involvement Had bilateral double mastectomy...onco score 29 Had nipple sparing surgery with...
 Asked: 12/26/2017 I''m considering using the Arctic Cold Cap during chemo Adriamycin & Cytoxan 4 times, then Taxotere for the last session of chemo, for TNBC.
 Asked: 12/26/2017 Hello, I am responding to question from December 25 my mom had stage 2B/3 TNBC finish 6 months of chemo( Sept.1 2017) and had a modified...
 Asked: 12/25/2017 I have Stage 1a BC. Invasive ducal carcinoma 5.5mm tumor Removed thru lumpectomy.
 Asked: 12/25/2017 Hi, My mom had stage 2B/3 TNBC finished 6 months of chemo and had a radical modified mastectomy on November 13,2017.
 Asked: 12/23/2017 I am totally confused. You have said chemo is ineffective for ER and PR positive and Her2 negative patients.
 Asked: 12/23/2017 So the oncotype is a genetic test on a tumor by your reply 12/23/2017? Is it done by a pathologist?
 Asked: 12/23/2017 Your reply to 12/21/2017 indicates that chemo is not effective for ER+.
 Asked: 12/21/2017 I am waiting for my oncotype scores.
 Asked: 12/18/2017 Hi! Will BRACO test result affect on chemo.
 Asked: 12/17/2017 Hi! My wifeís Path. Report as Invasive micropapillary carcinoma,Size 1.5cm,grade 2, sentinel node 0/1,Allred score = ER 8,PR 7,HER2 - no overexpression, Ki-67 positive labeling index 20%, LVI : present, free resection margins clear, OncotypeDX score 11, so no chemo treatments needed, Only rad.
 Asked: 12/16/2017 Hi I sent in question about my multifocal breast cancer as when I was as diagnosed a year ago my cancers (3 tumour) were staged off...
 Asked: 12/15/2017 I posted an earlier question about a high Oncotype score and needing chemo but the part I don''t understand is if the entire tumor...
 Asked: 12/15/2017 Hello, My mom had stage 2B/3 TNBC had an successful modified radical mastectomy and finished 6 months of chemo now she has to take a drug...
 Asked: 12/13/2017 Dear Lillie, There is an excellent question 12/2/2017 under the topic of Risk Factors that talks about the Oncotype DX for breast cancer in relation to...
 Asked: 12/13/2017 Just found out my Oncotype Dx score is 48.
 Asked: 12/10/2017 So I have IDC stage II, 1/2 node positive, oncotype 20, BRACA1/2-, Her2-.
 Asked: 12/8/2017 Hi there I was reading last question,I too had multifocal idc,3 tumors ,one 13 mm,10mm and 3 mm,I had a oncotype test of 11, oncologist...
 Asked: 12/6/2017 I am 39 years old. diagnosed with multifocal idc.
 Asked: 12/4/2017 ER+, PR+, HER2-, node negative, size of tumor 5mm.
 Asked: 12/4/2017 Hello, My mom had stage2B/3 TNBC finish 6 months of chemo had a successful radical mastectomy her surgical onocologist said the she got all the cancer...
 Asked: 12/4/2017 I have signed up for Artemis and look forward to the data from San Antonio Breast Cancer Conference this December 5, 2017. I was told that...
 Asked: 12/2/2017 Wondering if you could offer interpretation on the intermediate oncotypedx information recently given at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
 Asked: 12/1/2017 Iím 35 years old, Final pathology report after mastectomy for 3cm DCIS showed 3mm IDC grade 2 in the background.
 Asked: 11/30/2017 Hi, I am 44yrs with IDC and DCIS on right breast, mastectomy right with clear margin, tumor size 4.7cm, ER +95%, PR +65%, HER2-, Oncotype 18.
 Asked: 11/30/2017 Bilat masectomy for single 2.3c. IDC.
 Asked: 11/29/2017 Hello, is the full 6 month chemo and 5 year tamoxifen necessary for a stage 1, invasive carcinoma, ER + partial mastectomy, took one node...
 Asked: 11/28/2017 I''m 47yrs old, no other health conditions, premenopausal, maternal grandmother had breast cancer she had a mastectomy as well no chemo and no recurrence ever
 Asked: 11/27/2017 Hi we are struggling to get any reassurance from medical professionals, my mum had a 4.5cm lump, 3 out of 13 positive Lymph nodes (all...
 Asked: 11/27/2017 Hi Lillie. I have a follow-up question to the question someone just asked about new oncotype guidelines & cutoff points.
 Asked: 11/26/2017 Oncotype DX for breast cancer has come out with new guidelines and cut points.
 Asked: 11/21/2017 I am a 63 year old female 5 weeks post bilateral mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy due to malignant neoplasm of right breast - ILC.
 Asked: 11/13/2017 Thank you for answering my question below.
 Asked: 11/13/2017 Hello, 34 years female with one normal pregnancy has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/13/2017 I have just had mastectomy with clear margins.
 Asked: 11/10/2017 Are the cooling caps used during most BC chemo? do they work?
 Asked: 11/8/2017 I had a mastectomy( left breast) and my oncologist says that I need to have chemo treatments, with Taxol.
 Asked: 11/6/2017 Hello, My mom was diagnosed with TNBC. She is Stage 2, no node involvement.
 Asked: 11/5/2017 Trying to determine whether to follow genomic testing suggestions.
 Asked: 11/3/2017 Are there any clinical trials at Johns Hopkins involving the Mammaprint in comparison to the Oncotype DX? My oncotype score is 20 - intermediate.
 Asked: 11/2/2017 I am 66 and have idc, 2.5cm tumor size ( which was removed with lumpectomy) grade 2-notimgham score 7), ER+, PR+, Her2-, Ki67- high-40%,lymph node...
 Asked: 11/2/2017 Hi, I had multifocal breast cancer. I had an oncotype done on the largest tumor as they said they all had the same histology and orginated from the same dcis.
 Asked: 11/1/2017 My mother has TNBC stage 2B/3 grade 3 finished chemo September 1 breast ultrasound done breast MRI done CT Scan done she has an appointment...
 Asked: 10/31/2017 My wife has ER pos disease HER negative.
 Asked: 10/31/2017 I have been diagnosed with ICL stage III, Grade 2, ER/PR positive, her2 neu negative (equivocal with IHC and FISH before 3rd test gave negative...
 Asked: 10/29/2017 I have TNBC grade 3, tumor 4cm.
 Asked: 10/27/2017 My mother finished chemo on Sept.1,2017 when is the latest she can have her mastectomy done?
 Asked: 10/27/2017 Hello, How long do you have to wait get your CT Scan results..
 Asked: 10/27/2017 Hello, Didnít know that youíre Oncologist and Surgical Onocologist schedule youíre surgery? I thought it was your surgical onocologist and plastic surgeon.
 Asked: 10/26/2017 I am scheduled to start chemo soon.
 Asked: 10/26/2017 Having trouble choosing chemo regimen. I am 47 years old (premenopausal) and have been diagnosed with IDC.
 Asked: 10/26/2017 I just received call from my surgeon, lumpectomy with clear margin.
 Asked: 10/26/2017 Taxol vs. Taxotere with Cytoxen? I am 47 years old (premenopausal) and have been diagnosed with IDC.
 Asked: 10/26/2017 Hello, My mom has stage 2B /3 triple negative breast cancer grade 3 finished chemo September 1,2017 and she will have a CT Scan on October...
 Asked: 10/26/2017 Hello, Maybe you can help me understand what this means or did this every happen to any patients at John Hopkins this is what my mom...
 Asked: 10/23/2017 Hello, My mom is having CT scan on October 25 surgery is scheduled for October 30 for Scan whatís a picture of her chest and stomach...
 Asked: 10/23/2017 I was diagnosed with IDC and had lumpectomy to remove 1.1cm triple negative cancer in left breast, no lymph node involvement and clear margins.
 Asked: 10/21/2017 Hello, My mom finished chemo on September 1 she has stage 2B/3 triple negative grade 3 breast cancer her mastectomy is scheduled for October 30 instead...
 Asked: 10/20/2017 Hi! I am a 42 year old woman with invasive ductal breast cancer/DCIS.
 Asked: 10/18/2017 More news about my mom she finished chemo September 1 and will have her Pet Scan on October 25 and surgery on October 30-31.
 Asked: 10/17/2017 Hello, My mother is finished chemo September 1 and will have surgery on October 30 and not October 16 because surgical onocologist and plastic surgeon schedule...
 Asked: 10/16/2017 Hello, How long do you have to wait after chemo to get a mastectomy? Chemo finished on September 1 .
 Asked: 10/16/2017 Hello, My mother has stage 2B/3 triple negative grade 3 breast cancer she finished chemo September 1 and a breast ultrasound on September 14 and a...
 Asked: 10/16/2017 I have triple neg infiltrating ductal carcinoma grade 2 stage 1.
 Asked: 10/15/2017 Hello, How long do you have to wait to get pet Scan after chemo?
 Asked: 10/15/2017 Chemo? And if so, which? I am 47 years old (premenopausal) and have been diagnosed with IDC.
 Asked: 10/15/2017 Many patient''s refer to their Ki-67. I do not have that from my core biopsy or surgical specimen from my HMO. I did get an Oncotype DX from Genomic Health but it did not have a Ki-67 either.
 Asked: 10/13/2017 Hello, My mother is stage 2B/3 triple negative grade 3 breast cancer she finished chemo Sept.1 her surgery I hope is Oct.30 but her BRCA is...
 Asked: 10/13/2017 Hello. I''m a 49 yo diagnosed with a 5mm IDC.
 Asked: 10/13/2017 Hello, I am 32 and diagnosed 8/22/17 with Triple Negative.

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