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 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?
 Asked: 7/6/2018 I am a 49 y/o female diagnosed with adenocarcinoma stage 2A in my left breast about 8 months ago.
 Asked: 7/6/2018 Lillie, The difference between 1% and 1.5% is a 50% difference.
 Asked: 7/5/2018 I am 64 years old newly dx with IDC 5cm tumor left breast.
 Asked: 7/5/2018 Medical History : --Age 49 -- Diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma -- Tumor size: 2.1 x 2 x 1.8 cm -- Sentinel Lymph node procedure performed with...
 Asked: 7/3/2018 I''m 51 years old, have IDC, tumor 5 mm, grade 2, all negative Lymph nodes, ER+ (100%)0 Left mastectomy, no radiation.
 Asked: 6/29/2018 Chemo works or it doesnít work. If a company is bold enough to market a product (gene assay tests that retail for $4000.00) to indicate whether a patient would respond to chemo or not that should be a definitive result.
 Asked: 6/28/2018 It seems that menopausal status would mean more than the difference between a 49 year old or a 50 year old in determining who gets...
 Asked: 6/27/2018 TAILORX or some other authority discussed two scoring systems for the 21 gene assay test.
 Asked: 6/27/2018 It appears that some health care institutes are clinically trialing patients without their knowledge and consent.
 Asked: 6/27/2018 Hi I''m Stage 1 Triple Negative 8mm tumor on one side, clear lymph nodes/margins.
 Asked: 6/27/2018 I have stage 1b BC IDC ER+PR+ HER2-1/5 lympnods.
 Asked: 6/25/2018 I have stage 1 multifocal 15 or more little tumors 4-14 mm grade 3 breast cancer am 33 yrs old.
 Asked: 6/22/2018 ASCO endorsement for estrogen positive, HER2 negative, node negative in breast cancer with the 21 gene assay result indicate lower numerical numbers than 30...
 Asked: 6/22/2018 You answered a question about the results of the Tailorx new recommendation being 30 recurrence score or below for chemo benefit.
 Asked: 6/15/2018 On April 25, 2018 I had a right breast mastectomy and was informed that no radiation or chemotherapy was needed.
 Asked: 6/11/2018 TAILORX clinical trial for estrogen positive breast cancer with negative nodes was released last week at the Chicago Breast cancer conference.
 Asked: 6/11/2018 Hello, My question is can my mom have a colonoscopy and radiation the same day?
 Asked: 6/5/2018 Hello, I have question my mom was diagnosis with stage 2B/3 TNBC she finished AC/T and had a modified mastectomy and just finished capecitabine 500mg and...
 Asked: 6/4/2018 My wife was diagnosed with ILC 4.0 cm, 4/9 nodes positive (with 2 sentinel nodes), KI of 7.5%.
 Asked: 5/29/2018 My Wife is 53 years old and has Metastatic Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 5/29/2018 I''m IDC Er+pr-her2- 5 node neg 29 once score one Dr says yes chemo one Dr says no chemo..
 Asked: 5/23/2018 Has the Ponder X/SWOG s1007 trial results been released? Any data on 3 or less positive node patients skipping chemo with success for...
 Asked: 5/14/2018 Hi. My diagnosis is TNBC and I am getting weekly taxol after AC chemo ( 110 mg of taxol and 150ml of solution, weight 45kg, height 160cm).
 Asked: 5/14/2018 Hello, My mom just finished chemo (capecitabine 500mg) she also finished AC/T she started capecitabine after her mastectomy and AC/T before her modified mastectomy now she...
 Asked: 5/14/2018 My ekg during my pre op appt before myastectomy showed I might have had a heart attack at some time.
 Asked: 5/8/2018 Had a lumpectomy on 4/9 with .5cm Invasive and positive margins.
 Asked: 5/7/2018 Any recent research on the usefulness/value of oncotype dx testing with ILC? Also, are there any tests that show greater usefulness/value with ILC?
 Asked: 5/7/2018 Hi. I''m 54.
 Asked: 5/3/2018 Hello! Am confused after reading third article about chemo only being effective the first two yrs out.
 Asked: 4/30/2018 Hi I am in the UK. I was dg with 2.2cm tumour ER 4 on lab staining.
 Asked: 4/26/2018 Total left breast mastectomy, er/pr+, HER2-, invasive DC, kid-16 15%, 100% clear sentinel nodes, clear margins-why a need for chemo.
 Asked: 4/25/2018 Hi I have 37 years old and I have a metaplastic breast cancer grade 3 triple negative 2.4 cm with lumpectomy and lymph node negative What is...
 Asked: 4/18/2018 Does using chemo drugs like cytoxan and taxotere for the first occurrence of a breast cancer make them less effective in the future if the...
 Asked: 4/16/2018 I developed a painful hot spot on my femur shaft.
 Asked: 4/12/2018 Should i be happy not to be recommended chemo with an oncotype score of 10 even though my lobular tumour was 4.5cm? The rest of...
 Asked: 4/12/2018 I recently had a lumptectomy and sentinel node biopsy.
 Asked: 4/10/2018 Hello, this question is regarding your answer to the question on 4/9/2018 about fluid retention.
 Asked: 4/9/2018 Hi, I finished TC part of my TCH chemo 4 weeks ago for stage I node negative, triple positive BC.

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