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 Asked: 4/20/2015 Since chemo does not cure breast cancer, why are we allowing the medical community to continue the use of these toxic agents? And why...
 Asked: 4/16/2015 I''m a 34 year old woman with BRCA1/2 negative.
 Asked: 4/17/2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma after finding calcifications in routine mammogram…1.4 cm, clean margins, estrogen positive, Her negative, no lymph involvement,...
 Asked: 4/15/2015 Invasive lobular carcinoma 4 cm tumor, ER positive PR positive HER2 negative , 7 lymp nodes involved out of 16 removed, 8 mm largest on right breast.
 Asked: 4/13/2015 I am ER/PR - HER 2+ STAGE 2 GRADE 3 IDC + DCI (No family history of cancer ) HAD surgery showing CLEAR MARGINS...
 Asked: 4/11/2015 My ocno score is 18 lower end of intermediate- 6mm tumor not in the nodes clear margins- I would rather not do chemo, just radiation...
 Asked: 4/11/2015 I am 41 and was diagnosed last month with ILC in one breast.
 Asked: 4/10/2015 I had a 1.2 cm tumor in my right breast with only the sentinel node involved.
 Asked: 4/10/2015 My oncoDX score is 17. I am 55 .
 Asked: 4/10/2015 Age 55, tumor 2.3 cm, stage 2A, negative nodes, hormone +, her2-, onco score was 17, had partial mastectomy with clean margins, and rads.
 Asked: 4/9/2015 A 25 year old woman was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer,the doctor is recommending a double mastectomy and 6 months of chemotherapy.
 Asked: 4/6/2015 I am a 42 year old premenopausal women who has not yet had children.
 Asked: 4/6/2015 Hi, My mother has been diagnosed and have goe thru mastectomy in the past 2 months.
 Asked: 4/5/2015 I was diagnosed with stage 1 grade 2 idc in January.
 Asked: 4/5/2015 I am asking for an answer and not an opinion.
 Asked: 4/4/2015 IDC Grade 3, ER+ PR+ HER2+ lumpectomy Does HER2+ always mean chemo? Size is small.
 Asked: 4/2/2015 Hi, I am 45 and was diagnosed with strong ER/PR+, HERS negative right breast CA.
 Asked: 4/2/2015 Thank you for answering my question about Taxol and neuropathy.
 Asked: 4/1/2015 I was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma last October.
 Asked: 4/1/2015 My wife is diagnosed with IDC stage 1b.
 Asked: 4/1/2015 Anyone have OncoType DX test score of 16? Trying to decide if chemo will be beneficial?
 Asked: 4/1/2015 I completed four dense-dose cycles of AC.
 Asked: 3/31/2015 I am 62 and diagnosed with IDC grade 2 stage 1a ER/PA 90% positive HER2 negative with negative nodes.
 Asked: 3/31/2015 Hi I am 44 years old. Had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.
 Asked: 3/29/2015 I am 44 years old. I have invasive grade 3 ducal carcinoma.
 Asked: 3/28/2015 Is the efficacy of Cytoxan and or Docetaxel affected by having a reduced level of CYP2D6 activity.
 Asked: 3/28/2015 I have breast cancer that has a tumor that the extent of invasion is pT1c and the Regional Lymph Nodes are pN1a(sn) with a biopsy...
 Asked: 3/26/2015 I was diagnosed with IDC, no lymph nodes involved.Pr-, Her-, Er 5%.
 Asked: 3/20/2015 This is a revised question: Originally I asked the question as a choice between AC+T and TC.
 Asked: 3/21/2015 How do people choose between AC+T and TC chemotherapy regimens? The Adriamycin risks really scare me, but I worry that TC isn''t aggressive enough.
 Asked: 3/20/2015 Thank you so much for previous answer.
 Asked: 3/19/2015 I have breast cancer with mets to bones.Right breast mastectomy with clear sentinel notes.
 Asked: 3/18/2015 Diagnosed with IDC, right breast, Grade 3 cells, no lymphatic involvement, Stage 1, ER+/PR+, Her2 -, bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction, tumor size 1.4 cm, clear...
 Asked: 3/18/2015 39 years old, Diagnosed 8 weeks postpartum, (3 children, 4 and under) IDC 2.2cm, grade 2, Er + (60%) Pr + (10%) Her2 -.
 Asked: 3/18/2015 My sister had lumpectomy, 1cm lump in the right breast.Sentinel node checked and 1.1cm lump found.Next 7 nodes were clear.
 Asked: 3/18/2015 I was diagnosed with a grade 3 pleomorphic invasive lobular carcinoma (approx.
 Asked: 3/18/2015 I had a 1.4 cm triple negative breast tumor removed, clear margins, and the sentinel and next node were negative..what would be the recommended treatment?
 Asked: 3/17/2015 Invasive ductalcarcinoma ER + PR+ HER2+.
 Asked: 3/16/2015 84y mother in law diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in Dec.
 Asked: 3/16/2015 On 2/215 I was diagnosed with ER pos, PR pos, HER negative invasive lobular carcinoma grade 2 , stage 2a breast cancer at age 53.
 Asked: 3/15/2015 Triple positive. My mother is in IRAN, where the doctors have limited patience and are not willing to discuss options.
 Asked: 3/15/2015 Had double mastectomy. IDC, Nottingham grade 1 of 3, 0.8 cm .
 Asked: 3/14/2015 2 weeks ago I had right masectomy and axillary clearance.
 Asked: 3/14/2015 I am 37 year old and 2 weeks ago had a right mastectomy and right axillary clearance.
 Asked: 3/13/2015 Lobular stage 1 grade 2 ER PR no lymph nodes 1.5 cm removal clear margins what is my prognoses and is chemo necessary.
 Asked: 3/11/2015 I have recurrent local breast CA, 1.1cm, lymph node neg, IDC with lobular features.
 Asked: 3/11/2015 I am 51 premenopausal .Had a double mastectomy one month ago.
 Asked: 3/11/2015 I have recurrent local breast CA, 1.1cm, lymph node neg, IDC with lobular features.
 Asked: 3/11/2015 I''m getting treatment in Norway. Would you be able to give your opinion of the chemotherapy recommendation I have been given? My surgery went well (4 weeks ago), with pretty amazing breast conservation techniques.
 Asked: 3/11/2015 I just had a 1.6 cm IDC, grade 3, ER+, PR+, HER2- removed with a positive SLN w/largest metastatic deposit of 15mm (T1cN1a).
 Asked: 3/11/2015 My mom was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer in December 2014.
 Asked: 3/10/2015 Had lumpectomy to remove 3.3cm IDC of right breast.
 Asked: 3/10/2015 60 years old. DX''d 11/14, with stage 1a left breast cancer, nodes negative,estrogen positive and her2 positive.
 Asked: 3/10/2015 I had a 5mm mucinous carcinoma attached to 35mm dcis ( high grade ). the tumour was considered grade 2 and the core biopsy ki67 was 22%.
 Asked: 3/9/2015 I have TNBC Stage 2 (one positive node).
 Asked: 3/7/2015 I am 37 years old, just had lumpectomy on left breast, 5cm*2cm*2cm tumour with 3 out of 12 lymph nodes metastasis present.
 Asked: 3/6/2015 I have had a lumpectomy on the left breast.
 Asked: 3/6/2015 Is it normal to have mucinous Stage 1 triple positive Grade 3? Prognosis after chemo, radiation, and Herceptin, and Arimidex for 10 years?
 Asked: 3/6/2015 Oncotype DX is NOT offered in my home country - for stage IIa breast cancer with a 2.2cm tumor removed through mastectomy, 0/7 sentinel lymph...
 Asked: 3/6/2015 59 yo. Just had right breast mastectomy on 2/10/15.
 Asked: 3/5/2015 I have a 2.4 cm invasive ductal cancer and 9 mm invasive lobular.
 Asked: 3/4/2015 My mom was diagnosed with Stage IIa invasive breast cancer in her left breast.
 Asked: 3/2/2015 67 years old, no cancer history, regular mammogram showed a small spot, needle biopsy led to lumpectomy, .5 tumor, LN-, ER+, margins <1 cm, so...
 Asked: 3/2/2015 What makes Taxol a good candidate for some cancers and not others- please be specific.
 Asked: 3/1/2015 What could be some indicators that would lead an oncologist to prescribe 6 cycles of TC rather than the standard 4 cycles for early stage...
 Asked: 2/27/2015 I was diagnosed with a ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive (a lobular carcinoma in situ and invasive was questionable), stage Ib, grade 2, one...
 Asked: 2/26/2015 I am 52 years old. Diagnosed High grade invasive carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/26/2015 My sister has MBC (Her2 3+) with a few small mets in the liver and bone.
 Asked: 2/25/2015 I am trying to decide if I should get or forgo chemo.
 Asked: 2/21/2015 Why might chemotherapy still be recommended if after a lumpectomy the pathology results show all clean margins?
 Asked: 2/21/2015 64 years old.
 Asked: 2/21/2015 61 year old with Ki67 score of 44, lumpectomy with radiation BRACA negative - clear margins, lymph node negative with HR Positive.
 Asked: 2/20/2015 I had DCIS (mastectomy and radiation, implant reconstruction) in right breast 2006, ILC in left breast 2009 (mastectomy , chemo TAC, radiation and implant...
 Asked: 2/20/2015 Is there research that supports 6 treatments of TC is more effective than 4 treatments for stage 1, no lymph nodes, ER+ breast cancer patients? .
 Asked: 2/19/2015 Hi. I am 51 and was diagnosed with stage II invasive ductal cancer in my right breast.
 Asked: 2/19/2015 My 91-year-old mother-in-law recently had a lumpectomy to have a malignant tumor (detected via mammogram) removed from her left breast.
 Asked: 2/19/2015 I just had breast conservation surgery for breast IDC, grade 2, ER/PR pos, HER2 neg.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 70yo woman, Invasive carcinoma with Ductal & Lobular features, grade 2, 1.1cm.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 My mom was diagnosed last week with Invasive Pleomorphic Lobular Andeocarcinoma Grade 2.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 I have been diagnosed with pT1cN1a. ER + 90% PR -ve <1% HER2 +ve(3+) Ki-67 +ve 28% Ive had a lumpectomy wherein the margins on the lateral side were...
 Asked: 2/14/2015 Double mastectomy and sentinel node dissection with reconstruction, silicone implants with pig skin hammock for left breast invasive 2.5 cm tumor and one lymph node...
 Asked: 2/14/2015 How soon after your bi lateral masectomy can you start your chemo treatments?If it ever too soon.
 Asked: 2/15/2015 Hi, I am 51 and had a BMX 1/16/15.
 Asked: 2/13/2015 I am 45yrs old, had clear mamo and mri (to check fibroid tissue)in June''14, in OCt ''14 found a lump (I swear it appeared over night!).
 Asked: 2/12/2015 Does hormone therapy (5 - 10 years) kill ER+, PR+, HER2- breast cancer cells or just slow down their growth? .
 Asked: 2/13/2015 I am 56, BRCA negative, ER+, PR+, Her2-, 3/30 positive nodes.
 Asked: 2/12/2015 I am 56, BRCA negative, ER+ (95-98%), PR+ (10-15%), HER2-.
 Asked: 2/12/2015 No where have I read that chemo cures Breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/11/2015 51 yo BRCA 1/2 neg, post- menopausal, o/w healthy WF.
 Asked: 2/10/2015 Was wondering why the oncotype test is not performed on positive biopsy speciments? Wouldn''t patients have information sooner about the benefit of chemo if...
 Asked: 2/10/2015 DX IDC TNBC T1c NO. Treatment plan is Cyclophosphamide 600mg/m2 and docetaxel 75mg every 3 weeks x 4 treatments.
 Asked: 2/10/2015 Thanks, I did have the top person doing the IC and she had some trouble, the oncologist said we could do a pic line and...
 Asked: 2/9/2015 I am in England, 47 years old, 5mm mucinous adenocarcinoma that was considered grae 2 with a ki67 of 22% this was attached to 30mm...
 Asked: 2/9/2015 I was diagnosed with DCIS FEb 2012(52 years old).
 Asked: 2/8/2015 I have finished my chemo and radiation, have 3 hercipten treatments left, but I had to have my port removed before it was badly placed...
 Asked: 2/8/2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer & underwent a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 2/7/2015 I am 62 and diagnosed with IDC Stage 1 - tumor 1 cm.
 Asked: 2/6/2015 Right total mastectomy 1/28/15. Oncotype DX score of 43.
 Asked: 2/6/2015 Very athletic 55yo perimenopausal, Stage 1 .6 cm IDC, neg node, DCIS also, SP lumpectomy.
 Asked: 2/5/2015 I have a 1.2 cm breast ductal carcinoma that is ER/PR &HER2positive.

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