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 Asked: 3/29/2017 Greetings, my mother (52) was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and went through mastectomy and lymph node removal under one arm.
 Asked: 3/27/2017 I have a multifocal ductal carcinoma - two foci 15mm and 8mm - I''ve now had a mastectomy.
 Asked: 3/26/2017 I am 51 years, post-menopause healthy with no healthy issues.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 Is it true that women who are HIGHLY ER positive do not respond as well to chemotherapy? Thank you.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 54 yr old ER+.PR+, HR-, Onc score 21, had lumpectomy with IORT - considering chemo - understand it is possible to do low dose "metronomic...
 Asked: 3/23/2017 Do cold caps really help with the hair fall during chemo?
 Asked: 3/22/2017 Can one get radiation before chemotherapy for a person who had lumpectomy & oncotype score of 19?
 Asked: 3/22/2017 I was diagnosed for ivasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 3/19/2017 I have heard that the United Kingdom may be using the Endopredict instead of the Oncotype DX. Since the Oncotype DX for breast cancer still has...
 Asked: 3/18/2017 age 49 double mastectomy/reconstruction. - 1.7cm tumor- onco 23- node negative-ER positive- PR positve- HER2 negative- stage 1 grade 1-2 , ive had several opinions a few say to do chemo due to age and pre menopausal another says due to the tailierX study they feel comfirtable with me not doing chemo.
 Asked: 3/17/2017 Er-pr-her2+ early stage. 6 rounds chemo with herceptin/perjetta.
 Asked: 3/16/2017 My mom 77, just did lumpectomy on the right breast 11 days ago.
 Asked: 3/16/2017 Dear Lillie does prognosis improve for tnbc one year from diagnosis and surgery Thank you....
 Asked: 3/16/2017 61 years old IDC 11 mm 1/4 node 5mm positive, high grade 3.
 Asked: 3/16/2017 I had lumpectomy for ILC, just received Oncodx score of 20, with 1/3 positive sentinel nodes, 8mm.
 Asked: 3/15/2017 I need some advice In December I was diagnosed stage one IDC and DCIS ER (11%) positive only.
 Asked: 3/15/2017 I have infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Grade 2.
 Asked: 3/14/2017 Hi Lillie, my mother (age: 54) was diagnosed with Stage 2 grade 2 ER+ PR+ HER2 negative, and 1 node positive type of IDC. She...
 Asked: 3/14/2017 Please advise if chemo is absolutely necessary after lumpectomy? TNBC HER2 Negative, Stage 2A, tumor removed with clear margins - 1.6cm, .03 micrometastatic carcinoma involving...
 Asked: 3/14/2017 My mother had T2N0M0 invasive breast cancer with grade 2 and tumor size 3 cm, node negative, ER++, PR++, HER2--.
 Asked: 3/13/2017 Wondering about the prevailing wisdom regarding chemotherapy for Oncotype 25 in a 67 year old woman (me) with Grade1 6mm IDC (ER+, PR+, Hr2-) Node-negative,...
 Asked: 3/12/2017 Oncotype score of 26 in a reoccurring DC IS in my right breast.
 Asked: 3/10/2017 Have anyone experienced the radiation therapy from radiation doctor Long Island )? .
 Asked: 3/10/2017 Hi. I am 41 years old and was diagnosed with Stage 1 node-negative IDC (90% ER+, 95%PR+, HR- neg), oncotype score 26.
 Asked: 3/10/2017 I have stage 1 grade 2 breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/9/2017 60 yr f, bilateral simple mastectomy with SNB 3/2/17.
 Asked: 3/9/2017 My mother who is a breast cancer patient (T2N0M0)completed all her treatments and now taking is about one and half month ago she had...
 Asked: 3/9/2017 I was dx with stage 2B IDC last November at 29 years old.
 Asked: 3/8/2017 I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, Stage 1 grade 2, Estrogen positive.
 Asked: 3/8/2017 Q: Is there a genomic testing validated for lymph node tissues? I had 2 small tumors (13 mm, 10mm) in close proximity to each other.
 Asked: 3/8/2017 i found ump in right breast. 1.6cm - waited for BRCA results before making surgery decision.
 Asked: 3/8/2017 My tnbc 1.2cm, stage 1, grade 2. Lumpectomy, 4 AC then 12 taxol. My friend has tnbc, stage 2, 3cm, mastectomy and 4 AC and only 4...
 Asked: 3/7/2017 I was diagnosed with Triple negative breast cancer in 2009 (aged 32 years at that time) in my left breast aand was given below chemo...
 Asked: 3/7/2017 Finished #3 of AC-T.
 Asked: 3/4/2017 39 year old. Stage IIB, 2/6 positive nodes.
 Asked: 3/4/2017 On January 30th of this year you kindly answered my questions regarding follow-up from mastectomy-- December 23, 2016.
 Asked: 3/4/2017 On January 30th of this year you kindly answered my questions regarding follow-up from mastectomy-- December 23, 2016.
 Asked: 3/4/2017 On January 30th of this year you kindly answered my questions regarding follow-up from mastectomy-- December 23, 2016.
 Asked: 3/3/2017 AC-T chemo. Just finished #3.
 Asked: 3/2/2017 I had biopsy of right breast on 12/15/16, which originally indicated DCIS with microinvasion of 1mm.
 Asked: 3/1/2017 Age 56, IDC, 2cm, er/pr+, her-, oncotype 27.
 Asked: 3/1/2017 Recently diagnosed with IDC. Had lumpectomy and lymph nodes - tumor 1.1 cm stage 1, grade 2.
 Asked: 2/28/2017 Chemo for breast cancer early stage 1, tnbc, node negative Am I correct in thinking.
 Asked: 2/27/2017 Thank you for previous reply re: 40 y.o with er/pr+, Brca1, her 2 neg.
 Asked: 2/25/2017 I just posted my question on 2/25 "I am 40 y.o" addition info: Her 2 negative IDC, stage 2, grade 2 (2 tumors in the same breast) node...
 Asked: 2/25/2017 I am 40 y.o Multifocal stage 2, grade 2 right breast. Largest tumor 3 cm and one tumor 2.4 cm Strong ER+99% in both, PR + in one...
 Asked: 2/25/2017 Thankyou so much for your help...please explain if this report is Her-2 negative or positive. her-2/cep 17 ratio: 1.5 Average Her-2 copy number per cell: 2.80 Average cep...
 Asked: 2/25/2017 What if my doctor did not perform the Oncotype test? Is this a required test for recently diagnosed patients with breast cancer?
 Asked: 2/25/2017 Is oncotypeDX reliable in pre-menopausal women? (I forgot to include this in my first question..) .
 Asked: 2/25/2017 I''m 43, idc, grade 2, er and pr+, her2 -.
 Asked: 2/21/2017 Hello,is chemotherapy necessary in my case? And if it is can you please tell me which of my indicators demands it? Operation: Resecatio sectoralis dex
 Asked: 2/19/2017 I am confused. I have had surgery twice in the last month.
 Asked: 2/18/2017 Fish test came back negative for her2 but ihc was3+.
 Asked: 2/18/2017 Is chemo still a standard of care for positive nodes? If Oncotype says no chemo for 10 or less does this include negative nodes and/or 3...
 Asked: 2/18/2017 I have been diagnosed with Stage 2 ER/PR+, HER2-, IDC in my right breast.
 Asked: 2/17/2017 My mom goes in Tuesday for a bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 2/17/2017 Taking nulesta after every AC chemo given every other week 4 weeks.
 Asked: 2/17/2017 I have invasive ductal carcinoma, ER /PR + ,, her2 - ,, nodes - ,, My oncotype result is 45 .
 Asked: 2/17/2017 I have been diagnosed with Stage 2 ER/PR+, HER2-, IDC in my right breast.
 Asked: 2/17/2017 NCCN receives financial support from Genomic Health maker of the Oncotype DX test. NCCN is not a federal branch since it openly receives monies from many...
 Asked: 2/17/2017 I have invasive left breast cancer. It is multifocal- 2 tumours-2.5 cms and 3 cms IDC.
 Asked: 2/15/2017 In my former question I asked about chemo first or surgery first I stated that both doctors agree a double mastectomy has to be done You stated...
 Asked: 2/14/2017 My breast cancer is stage 2, grade2, idc.
 Asked: 2/14/2017 Lillie, The mammaprint is FDA approved, no intermediate score and phase 3 trials are complete.
 Asked: 2/13/2017 My breast cancer is stage 2, grade2, idc.
 Asked: 2/12/2017 I''ve read chemo doesn''t do as well on grade 1 tumors.
 Asked: 2/9/2017 Hello, after lumpectomy, I have been diagnosed with stage IIa, tumor was 1 cm or less, with one partially full lymph node closest to...
 Asked: 2/8/2017 Hi Lillie earlier I posted here regarding my concern with tnbc you said I will do good and live long was diagnosed with dcis last...
 Asked: 2/8/2017 Dx 12/30/16 1.1cm IDC. 1 of 6 nodes with a micromet 1.8mm.
 Asked: 2/6/2017 I have a Stage IIB Invasive Ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/3/2017 I had a 1.3 cm IDC grade 3 (according to final pathology report- was grade 2 after biopsy) removed by lumpectomy on 1/26/17 Estrogen/PR+ and...
 Asked: 2/3/2017 Would a Oncotype score of 23 rule out considering chemotherapy for IDC Stage 2, with one positive node?
 Asked: 2/3/2017 I am 67 years old and just had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 2/3/2017 I had first round AC-T and have to say by last evening was praying to die. Severe headache, nausea, heartburn, sweats, fingers And toes numb, could...
 Asked: 2/2/2017 1. Is it a standard of care for chemo with stage 2B, ER+, PR+, HER2- and 2/3 positive nodes without Oncotype DX score and/or Mamma print score? 2.
 Asked: 1/30/2017 I am a healthy 73 year old with er positive (90) and pr positive (60) her2 9.9 negative node negative with a onco type dx of 20 .
 Asked: 1/30/2017 I am a 79 year-old woman. I had a single breast mastectomy (December 23, 2016).
 Asked: 1/30/2017 Has the Oncotype DX score recommendations changed with any new trial data presented at the San Antonio Breast conference in December 2016 for ER+, PR+,...
 Asked: 1/30/2017 I have been diagnosed with IDC. Lumpectomy completed 12/30.
 Asked: 1/29/2017 Dx tnbc, 1.2cm,no node involvement,58 yr old.
 Asked: 1/29/2017 Hi I have gotten some great information here before.
 Asked: 1/28/2017 Hi: I am 52 years old dx with stage 1 grade 3 ilc.
 Asked: 1/28/2017 Lillie, I read on a discussion forum that strongly ER+ breast cancer is not very responsive to chemotherapy.
 Asked: 1/27/2017 I need someone''s suggestion about decision for chemotherapy, since my Oncotype is 23 in intermediate range.
 Asked: 1/27/2017 HI I am a 44 y/o female diagnosed with breast cancer found routine screening mammogram 5.8cm grade 3 SLNB positive with macromets trying to determine...
 Asked: 1/27/2017 When one is on Xeloda, is it okay to get a shingles shot?
 Asked: 1/26/2017 I was diagnosed at age 35.
 Asked: 1/26/2017 I am 67 and just had a bilateral.
 Asked: 1/25/2017 Was diagnosed with IDC, in October, had lumpectomy in November, margins not clear, 2nd lumpectomy in late November, margins still not clear told DCIS was...
 Asked: 1/24/2017 I am 61 with IDC ER/PR+ HER2+.
 Asked: 1/24/2017 I AM A 51 YEAR OLD POST MENOPAUSAL .
 Asked: 1/23/2017 Luminal b, lobular, er positve, PR negative, her 2 negative and ki67 of 20%.
 Asked: 1/22/2017 Hi...I am 47 perimenopausal and I had a mastectomy on my right breast on Nov 15th.
 Asked: 1/20/2017 Hello, I am 53 years old, premenopausal, but definitely periods coming less frequently, with recently diagnosed IDC Stage 1, Grade 1.
 Asked: 1/20/2017 What might be the most possible chemo combination for TNBC stage 2, with negative armpit lymph node, the combination, the frequency and the length?
 Asked: 1/19/2017 Just had a lumpectomy and sentinel node bx, it came back with clear margins and negative nodes.
 Asked: 1/19/2017 I just got an Oncotype score of 18, and have had a lumpectomy for a 9mm IDC 0/1 nodes ER+PR+ HER2- grade 1 tumor.
 Asked: 1/19/2017 I previously posted, but I think I was misunderstood.
 Asked: 1/19/2017 My wife was diagnosed w/ and invasive lobular carcinoma.

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