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 Asked: 3/2/2016 I had a bilateral mastecomy last week.
 Asked: 3/1/2016 My sister has invasive carcinoma breast cancer,graded @ 3 does she need chemo? .
 Asked: 3/1/2016 I had a invasive carcinoma grade 2.
 Asked: 3/1/2016 IDC 2.2 cm, no nodes (0 of 7), ER+ PR+ HER2-, grade 3, 40 years old.
 Asked: 3/1/2016 I am a 30 year old (29 at diagnosis) with invasive mucinous carcinoma on right breast (1.5cm, grade 2, 0.4cm grade 2, 0.3cm grade 2).
 Asked: 2/29/2016 My 55 yo wife was diagnosed with IL- left side- 3 tumors there, largest 4 cm.
 Asked: 2/29/2016 My mother has been diagnosed with stage III IDC, with 13/14 lymph node involvement (left side only).
 Asked: 2/28/2016 IBC Stage2, 2.7cm tumor, bilat mastectomy, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 2/28/2016 Three months ago I had right mastectomy for stage 1, 8mm, 95% both ER and PR positive, KI-67 10%, and Micrometastasis in 1 of 3 nodes.
 Asked: 2/28/2016 Currently in TC 4 chemo, with two 4 mg dexamethasone tablets twice a day the day before, the day during infusion and the day after...
 Asked: 2/28/2016 53 years, dx left breast IDC tumours 27mm and 4mm, grade 2, significant DCIS, 3 sentinel lymphs clear, but evidence of vascular invasion, ER+/PR+ HER2-,...
 Asked: 2/27/2016 Hi, I am 59 with TNBC.
 Asked: 2/25/2016 Chemo or No Chemo Having a very hard time with this decision IDC, 1.9cm, Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Oncotype 24 Double Mastectomy
 Asked: 2/25/2016 44 yrs old, no history, hormone driven, right breast, 1 tumor, Dc, Stage 2b grade 3, 0/3 nodes and clean margins.
 Asked: 2/25/2016 I guess I''m looking for some encouragement and hope.
 Asked: 2/23/2016 Hello! I have just recently had a bilateral mastectomy for Invasive Mammary Carcinoma - IMC.
 Asked: 2/23/2016 Is it okay to detox during TC chemo? Just a mix, for example, of water, cucumber, turmeric, lemon, ginger, etc.? Also, what about taking detox baths?
 Asked: 2/22/2016 Thank you for answering a previous question.
 Asked: 2/22/2016 Hi Lillie. Thanks for being such a wonderful resource.
 Asked: 2/21/2016 I have clinical stage 2 ER/PR+ HER2- breast cancer with one lymph node confirmed positive by FNA.
 Asked: 2/20/2016 I had lumpectomy for removal of 19mm invasive ductal breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/20/2016 Bilaterially enlarged axillary lymph nodes, particularly on the right side on ct scan.
 Asked: 2/18/2016 48 yr old TNBC gr 3 small tumor under 2cm stage 1-2 Clear margins no lymph nodes.
 Asked: 2/18/2016 I am TNBC post chemo and double mastectomy with ALND- 2/21 positive.
 Asked: 2/18/2016 my Mom has IDC Gr.III .Age 48yrs.
 Asked: 2/17/2016 51 year female, post menopausal for 12 years,, , stage 0 dcis, 6mm lesion , path low grade cribriform type and papillary type.
 Asked: 2/17/2016 I a tumor stage 1c of my right breast excised on 1/22/2016.
 Asked: 2/16/2016 I had stage 2A tumur size 2cm invasive ductal carcinoma with isolated lymph node.
 Asked: 2/15/2016 Had a 2.1 cm lump removed. Diagnosed as invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/14/2016 I recently finished FEC-D (6) for stage 1, ER+, PR+, HER- breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/13/2016 I am 53 and was diagnosed with stage 1, 9mm lump, ER and PR +, HER -, neg nodes, grade 3, lumpectomy clear margins.
 Asked: 2/13/2016 I am 49 and was recently diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/13/2016 Can chemo effectively kill the low grade rogue cancer cells from the tumor having the characteristics of tubules 2, nuclear 2 and mitotic 1? .
 Asked: 2/13/2016 I am 53 years old. Had IDC 1A, nuclear grade 3, ER+ PR+ HER2-, lymph nodes negative, bilateral mastectomy, oncotype score of 20.
 Asked: 2/13/2016 early stage, grade 3, with positive margin.
 Asked: 2/11/2016 Mine is IDC grade 2, 2cm ER+PR+HER2- No lymph node or vascular involvement.
 Asked: 2/11/2016 I am 62 have had bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 2/11/2016 I am 62 have had bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 2/9/2016 Hi, I am 36 yrs old and have been diagnosed with Stage 1, Grade 2 pure mucinous breast cancer (ER+, PR+, HER2-) with a DCIS component.
 Asked: 2/9/2016 I am 66 yrs old, breast cancer State-1, grade-2 with ER positive + HER 2 postve Invasive ductal carcinoma 0.6cm.
 Asked: 2/6/2016 I have a 3cm invasive ductal carcinoma er+ pr+ her2-, plus a satellite ductal in situ smaller tumor, but also it has spread to an...
 Asked: 2/6/2016 what type of treatment will I get (how many days a week, how many weeks,ETC..) if tumor is 3.5 centimeters and I am 42 years of age?
 Asked: 2/5/2016 I have invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/5/2016 I have a left bundle branch block and my lumpectomy was on my right breast (stage 2 Her2+).
 Asked: 2/5/2016 Hi there, I''ve been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, ILC,, lymph negative, oncotype score of 4.
 Asked: 2/4/2016 37 YO had mastectomy in April 2015 for 13cm DCIS (yes cm!) in rt breast with no noted micro-invasion.
 Asked: 2/2/2016 I had a lumpectomy plus radiation for a 9mm ER/PR+, HER- invasive carcinoma in June 2014, no lymph involvement, and I had chemo since my...
 Asked: 2/1/2016 age 56, mastectomy sx Oct. 2015, ILC, largest tumor 4cm, 32 positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 2/1/2016 My wife has IDC stage 1 grade 2 breast cancer aged 60.
 Asked: 1/31/2016 Unusual pathology: I am a 43 yr old female with IDC that is 1 cm, stage 1, grade 1 (mitotic 1), ER+ 100%, PR+100%, HER2+ Fish (2.8).
 Asked: 1/29/2016 Dx: neoplasm (L) breast with 1 mm mets to sentinel node on frozen section.
 Asked: 1/29/2016 If oncotype Dx test is not available in my country then what should be the alternative to decide whether or not she needs chemotherapy... Thank you 1/28/2016...
 Asked: 1/29/2016 I am a 64 yo female diagnosed with Stage 1 IDC, node neg, ER+/PR-, Her2 neg.
 Asked: 1/28/2016 If mum got breast conservative surgery with axillary clearance.
 Asked: 1/28/2016 Material sent: Right SLNB (frozen) + right postSLNB (frozen) + Right areola CS + right subcutaneous mastectomy material + left subcutaneous mastectomy material Clinical Information: Right...
 Asked: 1/28/2016 My sister was recently diagnosed with ER-/PR-/HER2+ breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/27/2016 Thank you, Lillie. I have one additional question - given my diagnosis should the MO order an Oncotype DX or would it not be relevant to the recommended chemo treatment.
 Asked: 1/28/2016 Very healthy 40 year old. Diagnosed with invasive ducal carcinoma in right breast October 2015.
 Asked: 1/27/2016 I am 50 years old and have been diagnosed with Stage IIB IDC, 3.3 cm tumor, 2 positive nodes.
 Asked: 1/25/2016 48 years old Asian female in perfect health with no history of cardiac issue.
 Asked: 1/25/2016 I am 54 years old and scheduled for a lumpectomy and seminal node biopsy next week.
 Asked: 1/25/2016 I had grade 3 DCIS treated with 2 lumpectomies ( due to margins) and 6 weeks of radiation followed by tomoxifen 3.5 years ago.
 Asked: 1/24/2016 I have stage IIA lobular, multi-focal breast cancer,which is ER+/PR+ and HER2 negative.
 Asked: 1/24/2016 I have been diagnosed with stage 2a breast cancer in my left breast.
 Asked: 1/24/2016 For early stage breast cancer IIa lump 2.4 removed with clear margins and clear lymph nodes.
 Asked: 1/24/2016 I live in australia. I was diagnosed with tnbc last August.
 Asked: 1/22/2016 I am a 55yo post menopausal woman who was dx with triple neg, IDC last month.
 Asked: 1/22/2016 I am 50 and recently diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer (IDC Grade 2) with Micromestatasis in one of 2 lymph nodes: pT1c,pN1m(sn).
 Asked: 1/21/2016 Hi, I''m 29 and DX with IDC with node involvement.
 Asked: 1/21/2016 What is the current standard treatment option for the following case.
 Asked: 1/20/2016 My mom aged 66years old presented with rt brest cancer surgery was done 18days ago in the form of rt modified radical mastectomy pathology report...
 Asked: 1/19/2016 When Chemo is an option and not a strongly recommended by oncotype dx RS, what side effects should I be considering while making a choice.
 Asked: 1/19/2016 in your reply of 1/15/2016, you kindly suggested a formal second opinion for my oncotype dx score of 14 after MD suggested consideration of chemo.
 Asked: 1/18/2016 I am 40, have IDC and am triple positive.
 Asked: 1/18/2016 I was diagnosed with stage 1c er/pr positive her2 negative IDC this fall.
 Asked: 1/18/2016 I was diagnosted with stage 1 IDC, grade 2, no limph node involvement, no LVI, er/pr/+ Her2 negative, IK67 8%.
 Asked: 1/18/2016 I am taking Taxotere, Cytoxan, 4 sessions, 3 weeks apart, for Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Stage 1, Grade 3.
 Asked: 1/18/2016 Stage 1 grade 2, dbl mastectomy with clear margins - no lymph nodes, ER/PR + and HER2 - Oncotype score 26.
 Asked: 1/16/2016 First chemo went well, TC combo. Are side effects cumulative, meaning while I continue treatments will I have an increase in side effects? I am only 48 hours out from first tx and feel fine.
 Asked: 1/16/2016 I am 63 and had a lumpectomy in December on my right breast.
 Asked: 1/15/2016 stage 1, node negative,estrogen positive, invasive ductal BC, .8mm , double mastectomy, oncotrype dx score 14.
 Asked: 1/13/2016 My elderly sister (72) was diagnosed with a grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma er+/pr+ 6.5 cm.
 Asked: 1/13/2016 Oncotype DX score 18 with 12% recurrence with just TAM and NO CHEMO.
 Asked: 1/12/2016 I am 57 and just had a Lumpectomy for IDC.
 Asked: 1/12/2016 Triple positive lumpectomy dec 23 2015 Clear margins neg nodes maximum dimensions 1.6 cm originally on diagnostic mammogram ultrasound 1.2 cm nov 23 2015 ...
 Asked: 1/11/2016 I have multi focal IDC and DCIS with negative nodes.
 Asked: 1/11/2016 I''ve seen women mention they didn''t need chemo because they are "older." Why is that?
 Asked: 1/6/2016 Hi, I''m 48 yrs old with rt stage 2 er/pr pos her2 neg IDC BC dx in Sept 2015.
 Asked: 1/6/2016 I''m 46 yrs old. I have stage 1 Ductal Carcinoma Invasive breast cancer and my margins were clear I had a double Mastecomy on December 8th.
 Asked: 1/5/2016 I have stage 1 invasive ductal cancer - 1.5 cm.
 Asked: 1/5/2016 Hello, I have been diagnosed with Stage 2A invasive bc (total 4mm)and extensive DCIS.
 Asked: 1/5/2016 I have been diagnosed with stage 11 ILC December 2015.
 Asked: 1/5/2016 I know I have to answer this myself, but would like to hear anything you have to say.
 Asked: 1/4/2016 My mother (67F, obese, hypertensive) has undergone Left Breast - Modified Radical Mastectomy for IDC.
 Asked: 1/4/2016 I''m 41 and my diagnosis is stage 2a.
 Asked: 1/1/2016 I am 50. 8 years ago I had invasive ductile carcinoma ER+PR+ with 2 tumors both under 1.6 cm each - no nodes involved.
 Asked: 12/31/2015 Hi I am 62 with invasive ductal breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/30/2015 My ER is 99% H2 is 0 PR is0.
 Asked: 12/30/2015 Hi I am 62 years old with >1 cm breast tumor and 1/5 positive grade ll axilary node 1.7.

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