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 Asked: 1/2/2019 I would like to ask please if there are yet preliminary results from this clinical trial please BrUOG 308: Efficacy of Weekly Carboplatin and...
 Asked: 12/31/2018 When is the nadir time in weekly carboplatin and taxol.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 I am 66 with a 1.1cm stage 1 grade 2 HR + HER -, node neg, no vascular IDC diagnosis after lumpectomy.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 Age 40. IDC, mucinoid, 2.9cm, lumpectomy.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 What would be the standard protocol for treatment of DCIS with microinvasion less than 1mm HER2+? There arent many studies on microinvasive disease and many...
 Asked: 12/31/2018 Should 8mg dexamethasone be administrate before each taxol dose in weekly taxol.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 I would like to ask about the dilution after drug reconstitution !I am underweight before my cancer diagnosis I receive 120mg each for carbo...
 Asked: 12/25/2018 Diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma of right breast.
 Asked: 12/18/2018 Thank you for answering my question ,please pardon me ,,but I would like to know when is it usually safe to start the next round...
 Asked: 12/17/2018 I have begun weekly paclitaxel carboplatin herceptin withbabsolute neutrophils count of less than 1300 ..I was advised to take 2 neupogen shots the next day...
 Asked: 12/17/2018 Had triple negative breast cancer and was treated with AC then T bu had to stop after 2 cycles due to Taxol induced pneumonitis.
 Asked: 12/13/2018 i know there are studies using docetaxel carboplatin and herceptin in early stage breast cancer with comparable efficacy to AC/TH ..ARE THERE SIMILAR STUDIES...
 Asked: 12/11/2018 In her -2 positive breast cancer does herceptin replace anthracyckines even in topo2 gene aberration/amplification.
 Asked: 12/7/2018 is there a study directly comparing AC EVERY 3 WEEKS FOLLOWED BY WEEKLY TAXOL VERSUS AC EVERY TWO WEEKS AND WEEKLY TAXOL .
 Asked: 12/6/2018 thank you doctor for answering my question ...if you could help me on current guidelines for dose dense in node negative her-2 positive...
 Asked: 12/4/2018 does the presence of lymphovascular invasion by -itself affect the chemo therapy regimen .
 Asked: 12/4/2018 I had a bilateral mastectomy 2 weeks ago because of LCIS diagnosis and cancer in both breasts (stage 1 ductal and lobular) and genetic testing...
 Asked: 12/4/2018 is weekly taxol and carboplatin well tolerated what are the most frequent side effects are they all reversible //.
 Asked: 12/3/2018 Do anthracyclines still provide an extra benefit for her-2 positive early stage Breast cancer patients with herceptin .
 Asked: 12/3/2018 Is the presence of myelocytes in WBC results normal while undergoing paclitaxel/trastuzumab therapy with no filgrastim?
 Asked: 12/3/2018 does adriamycin add extra benefit to herceptin in her-2 positve breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/29/2018 is it common to feel dizzy on doxo-cyclo ..i am 44 years old ...i have low blood pressure even before starting chemo (it started...
 Asked: 11/27/2018 is emend recommended to prevent nausea during chemo and how is it used ???
 Asked: 11/27/2018 Right after I started my first AC for stage 1 her-2 positive i had an appointment with a consultant who recommended TC herceptin ,,,so...
 Asked: 11/26/2018 I have recently been diagnosed and have been reading about chemo.
 Asked: 11/26/2018 How do they decide if you get chemo before surgery or surgery before chemo?
 Asked: 11/26/2018 Can paclitaxel or any of the pre-meds cause abdominal cramping? If so, what can be done to minimize the cramping? I am taking...
 Asked: 11/20/2018 Thank you for answering my question earlier ..i know that each case is different but what are the special circumstances where TC / HERCEPTIN...
 Asked: 11/19/2018 does tumor location in the inner quadrant necessitate a more aggressive chemotherapy in early stage breast cancer .
 Asked: 11/19/2018 Most medical oncologists are generalists and treat many different cancers.
 Asked: 11/19/2018 How much does the Predict online tool and weigh in on cancer therapy? Do results come from trial studies? .
 Asked: 11/12/2018 If preliminary data from the breast cancer, PONDERx clinical trial, (3 or less positive nodes and estrogen, progesterone positive, HER2 negative) indicates no chemo...
 Asked: 11/8/2018 I am an otherwise healthy 60 yo female recently diagnoed with multifocal IDC/extensive DCIS of 5 cm.
 Asked: 11/7/2018 I had a double mastectomy, my Onco type was 31.
 Asked: 11/5/2018 Stage 2, IDCM right side mastectomy with DIEP reconstruction.
 Asked: 10/22/2018 I recently underwent mastectomy for my breast cancer summary of which is below.
 Asked: 10/18/2018 Hello, I am a college student, and I am currently writing a research paper on how medical marijuana influences the effects of chemotherapy.
 Asked: 10/15/2018 Her2 BC 1.4 cm no node involvement.
 Asked: 10/15/2018 Hi, i have been recently diagnosed with colo rectal cancer PT2/N0/Mx ( Stage-1) with LVI present and 9 nodes exmained and found 0/9 and all...
 Asked: 10/15/2018 I am 48, with IDC 9 mm, 0/3 nodes, HER-, ER 90%, Grade 2, KI-67 is 18% and my ONC score is 17.
 Asked: 10/2/2018 Her2+ Onco score 18 lymph negative, tumor 1.5x1.3 cm.
 Asked: 10/1/2018 I am a nurse who recently started treatment with Xeloda and experienced hand-foot syndrome with the first cycle (which I understand may be a good...
 Asked: 10/1/2018 My insurance recently denied Oncotype due to 1 positive node 2.5mm in size.
 Asked: 10/1/2018 Her2 neg, ER+PR+ 1/3node, Oncotype 22, lymph-vascular invasion present.
 Asked: 9/29/2018 impression of medium biopsy: "High grade ductal carcinoma in situ (solid & comedo).invasive component is not seen in submitted biopsy.however,multiple lymphatic emboli noted." my doctor is telling...
 Asked: 9/28/2018 Can a lighter dose chemotherapy regimen be as effective as the standard dose of Taxotere/Carboplatin in Hormone negative, Her2 positive, Stage 2 BC?
 Asked: 9/24/2018 My mother has recently been diagnosed with TNBC.
 Asked: 9/24/2018 I have between stage 1 and Stage 2 IDC and DCIS.
 Asked: 9/18/2018 If Chemo doesnít work on estrogen positive HER2 negative breast cancer, why is it given to anyone regardless of their Oncotype score? Why all the age...
 Asked: 9/17/2018 Its another hair loss question. I did 4 round of A/C and began losing my head, pubic and armpit hair between 14-21 days.
 Asked: 9/14/2018 Is the Tailorx results for post menopausal women for age group 50 and older? My oncotype is 23 and Iíll be 51 in January.
 Asked: 9/13/2018 70 yr old female, diagnosed with stage 1a breast cancer in left breast, have had partial mastecomy, clean margins, tumor size 7 mm, node negative,...
 Asked: 9/13/2018 Hi I had a lumpectomy, stage 1, removing 3 er/pr + and Her- multifocal tumors that the largest tu.or was 2cm.
 Asked: 9/13/2018 My mother had a mammography & FNAC which reported BIRAD IVC axillary lymphadenopathy in left breast with infiltrating ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 9/12/2018 53 year old Ductal Carcinoma I SITU grade 3 with Necrosis.
 Asked: 9/6/2018 Had left breast MRM in March, 2017, IHC reported 8/14 positive nodes with ER 8/8, PR 0/8 & Her2Nu -ve Completed 4+10+1 cycles of EC+PC+Docetaxel...
 Asked: 9/4/2018 I have HER2+, triple negative Stage II breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/31/2018 I am 39. I had a double mastectomy 5 weeks ago.
 Asked: 8/29/2018 What percent of the Ki67 score is used as a factor if chemo is recommended? 10%, 20% etc.
 Asked: 8/29/2018 can a mammoprint be ordered/done on a lymphnode reoccurance only with no other mass found ?
 Asked: 8/27/2018 How many weeks after surgery does one have to undergo chemo for it to be effective? My oncotype scores were delayed and I am still...
 Asked: 8/27/2018 I am 50 yrs old. (50 1/2 yrs, actually).Two tumors in one breast, one in the other, so had Bilateral Mastectomy.
 Asked: 8/24/2018 Hi! I was diagnosed with Estrogen +, Progesterone +, Her2 - breast cancer in July of 2018.
 Asked: 8/24/2018 If someone has HER2 positive breast cancer (HER2 score of 3.2) but had surgery and all the margins showed clear, do they need to be...
 Asked: 8/21/2018 Hi I have stage 2A ...2.2 cm Er+ Pr+ Ner2- Lumpectomy + rescision <50 y , Oncotype 20 Taylorx ~1.6% benefit CT So I have to decide yes or...
 Asked: 8/21/2018 I am 54 almost 55, stage 1 grade 3.
 Asked: 8/14/2018 Is chemotherapy a must in case of invasive ductal carcinoma with methastasis in one lymph node and Mamaprint test low risk?
 Asked: 8/13/2018 I am 46 had 1.6 cm invasive tumor ER/PR + her- in left breast had mastectomy pathology report Positive margins oncotype test score 18...
 Asked: 8/10/2018 I just met with an oncologist who did not recommend chemo since I''m ER+PR+.
 Asked: 8/10/2018 Should I choose Dose Dense AC-T or TC to treat Lobular? If TC, is weekly or bi-weekly better? By better, I mean just as effective, but easier.
 Asked: 8/7/2018 After 2rounds of TC, my monocytes and basophils are high in my blood work.
 Asked: 8/6/2018 Conflicted opinions on getting chemotherapy. IDC, ER+ at 97%, PR+ at 76%, HER2-, ki67 at 8%, 0 node involved, stage 1, grade 1, 1.2 cm tumor, .2 cm clear margin, Oncotype score 24, 43 years old woman at diagnosis.
 Asked: 8/6/2018 I am 44 y/o and have T1c (1.2cm), node-negative, + ER, PR, and HER-2.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 If triple positive fails to respond to neoadjuvant chemo followed by Herceptin and Perjeta, are there molecular tests or other tests that can help predict...
 Asked: 7/31/2018 Just diagnosed at 52 years old with IDC, 2.2cm with DCIS (EIC positive - solid and cribriform), grade 2 overall.
 Asked: 7/30/2018 40 y.o., 2 kids, triple positive, 1.5 cm, 1 node, got neoadjuvant TC followed by Herceptin/Perjeta.
 Asked: 7/30/2018 I am confused on if I should do chemo because of the gray areas.
 Asked: 7/24/2018 I had DCIS when I was 43 years old with no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 7/24/2018 I am 39 yrs old and recently received an Oncotype score of 14.
 Asked: 7/23/2018 I am 49 y/o and was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma stage 2 A in my left breast 8 months ago.
 Asked: 7/23/2018 Waiting for Mammaprint results.
 Asked: 7/23/2018 Hello, My question is there different types of Triple negative breast cancer?
 Asked: 7/20/2018 Is the lymph node status of clear nodes and/or 1-3 nodes positive considered the same for estrogen positive, HER2 negative? I heard that...
 Asked: 7/20/2018 3rd cytoxan/Taxotere chemo treatment-when is your immune system the lowest??
 Asked: 7/19/2018 This is a follow up to my original post.
 Asked: 7/19/2018 I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 11A BREAST CANCER, PR,ER=POSITIVE, HER2:NEGATIVE my oncotype score is 34, I have been juicing along with eating healthy, the last...
 Asked: 7/19/2018 Recently got diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer Invasive Ductal Carcinoma..
 Asked: 7/19/2018 hello, I have Oestrogen positive BC, diagnosed Invasive DCs, 3 cm tumour, Grade 3, had oncotype score of 20.
 Asked: 7/17/2018 Hello, I finished ac/t for TNBC 2/8/2018 and finished radiation 5/14/2018.
 Asked: 7/16/2018 Hello, This is response to a July 16,2018 answer about my moms margins are these margins good?
 Asked: 7/16/2018 Hello, I need help in understanding my moms surgical pathology report it says: The mass is located 4.3 cm from the anterior margins and 6cm...
 Asked: 7/16/2018 I am 59 years old, menopausal and have recently been diagnosed with IDC stage 1a.
 Asked: 7/16/2018 I have a question about conflicting test results.
 Asked: 7/11/2018 In reference to the Tailorx results,say someone whoís birthday in Jan will be considered over 50? (50 & 1/2).
 Asked: 7/11/2018 Responding to your question regarding my moms surgical pathology report itís said margins are negative for carcinoma closet posterior,15mm I just wanted to know does...
 Asked: 7/10/2018 Hello, I am responding to your earlier question about my mom surgical pathology report saying closest posterior is 15mm negative for carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/10/2018 Hello, This question is for my mom on her surgical pathology report itís says closest posterior is 15mm what does this mean?

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