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 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.
 Asked: 4/3/2018 When you mention high recurrance rates are these patients who had chemo or did not have chemo?
 Asked: 4/3/2018 Lillie, When a patient receives an Oncotype DX score is it the patientís responsibility to figure out their treatment plan or is the medical oncologist responsible...
 Asked: 3/30/2018 I am 51 and had lumpectomy for a 14 mm T1N0 ER+ PR+ HER- ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 3/28/2018 Is it true that breast cancer patients could be encouraged to cut asparagus and other foods from their diets in the future to reduce the...
 Asked: 3/27/2018 If an MD offers 3 different chemo sets, (as described in a prior question) you can probably guess they are involved in a...
 Asked: 3/26/2018 My decision? My oncologist has told me itís my decision to choose between AC-T, TC, or CMF.
 Asked: 3/26/2018 45 yrs old, IDC 1.4cm grade 1, ER+ PR+ Her-, clear margin, clear node 0/3.
 Asked: 3/23/2018 I''m 60 years old, have IDC, stage 1A, tumor 6 mm, grade 2, Lymph nodes 0/1, ER+ (100%)0 ,PR+ (70%), HER2- (0%) Left mastectomy, no radiation.
 Asked: 3/22/2018 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 IDC, ER/PR+, HER2- in December.
 Asked: 3/19/2018 47 years old. 2cm IDC tumor removed from right breast.
 Asked: 3/19/2018 I have seen one reference to peclitaxel/cyclophosphamide chemotherupy, labeled (TC), with no other reference to a subsequent longer term drug such as, say, Taxifen
 Asked: 3/8/2018 I (47) was diagnosed with Mixed Lobular IDC (ER/PR +, Her2 neg) in one breast.
 Asked: 3/6/2018 age 50, Invasive 1.5cm, .9cm both erpr+, her2-.
 Asked: 3/2/2018 63, T1c,N1a ILC 2/2sentinel nodes positive, mastectomy with reconstruction 1/25/18.
 Asked: 2/28/2018 Hello, My mom is currently on capecitabine and is very fatigued what can she do about her fatigue. Thanks .
 Asked: 2/28/2018 My wife is 63 years old. She was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma and had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 2/28/2018 Are two 3mm idc areas that are multifocal considered as two separate tumors or one 6mm when decisions for chemo or not is made?
 Asked: 2/27/2018 Hi Lillie, I''m now 55 years old and had stage 2b grade 1 ER+/PR+/HER- left breast IDC with one axillary lymph node macrometastasis of 7mm (T2bN1M0).
 Asked: 2/23/2018 1. If patients have negative or positive (1-3) nodes can they skip chemo with Oncotype DX scores of less than 18? 2.
 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

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