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 Asked: 6/11/2015 I am 48 & was diagnosed with IDC, ER/PR + & HER-.
 Asked: 6/11/2015 If some one has an invasive tumor (.9mm in size) that is positive for estrogen, progesterone and HER2 protein overexpression (score 3)would chemo be advised?
 Asked: 6/11/2015 I have micro calcifications and 4 small (under 2 cm) tumors in my left breast.
 Asked: 6/11/2015 Is it normal for the GFR lab test to be low after chemotherapy? I have a gfr of 54 and my PCPs said it was low since last fall.
 Asked: 6/11/2015 How long can it be between a double mastectomy and chemotherapy? What is the standard time frame?
 Asked: 6/10/2015 My mother has Stage IIIc infiltrating ductal carcinoma ER + HER - with 29/30 + lymph nodes Had a lumpectomy done and axillary dissection 32 days...
 Asked: 6/10/2015 Age:67, Stage I (T1c N0 M0) invasive lobular, ER+/PR-, HER-2/neu 2+, FISH pending, Ki67 1%, E-cad negative, first lumpectomy to remove tumor, and second surgery...
 Asked: 6/6/2015 My mother is 80 years old. Relatively good health until she was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 weeks ago.
 Asked: 6/5/2015 I have IDC, node negative, oncotype 18, ER and PR + and Her- Tumor Stage 2A Would you recommend chemotherapy with this information? What is the...
 Asked: 6/5/2015 My Mom was diagnosed with invasive lobular cancer.
 Asked: 6/5/2015 Age 58. Stage 1 IDC (2.0) and DCIS, left breast.
 Asked: 6/5/2015 I''m 51 diagnosed with stage 2 multifocal invasive ductal carcinoma in the left breast.
 Asked: 6/3/2015 What are the current chemotherapeutic agents for IDC breast CA with 9 Axillary lymph nodes involved? considering patient already has Modified Radical Mastectomy. What should be...
 Asked: 6/3/2015 Stage II (T2 N0 M0) invasive lobular, grade 2, ER/PR negative, HER-2/neu negative, left breast.
 Asked: 6/3/2015 Age: 42. Diagnosed Feb 11, 2015 with a 1.1 cm, Stage 1, Grade 3, Oncotype 27 breast tumor with NO lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 5/31/2015 I was leaning towards not doing chemotherapy because my Oncotype score is 12.
 Asked: 5/31/2015 Have had one round of CMF and had few immediate side effects.
 Asked: 5/31/2015 I am 46. I had a bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 5/27/2015 Postmenopausal, IDC, 1.1cm, Stage 1, Grade 3, ER-positive 90%, PR-negative <1%, HER2-negative.
 Asked: 5/27/2015 Sorry to ask another question. Still not clear.
 Asked: 5/26/2015 Thanks so much for your help - it is much appreciated!! If I skip chemotherapy since my Oncotype score is 12, what about Tamoxifen resistance?..
 Asked: 5/26/2015 Thank you so much for your response.
 Asked: 5/26/2015 Mom diagnosed with IDC stage 2a, grade 2.
 Asked: 5/25/2015 My mom 62 years old is diagnosed with IDC stage 2a, grade 2. Tumor Size 4.0 cm, ER Positive, PR Negative, HER2- positive (3+) No...
 Asked: 5/25/2015 Thank you for answering my question. My doctors didn''t want to order the Oncotype DX for me.
 Asked: 5/23/2015 I was diagnosed with IDC 1.4 cm, stage 2a, grade 1, ER+ 96%, PR+ 94%, HER2-, 1 positive lymph node, KI67 6%.
 Asked: 5/21/2015 you state in 5/20 response that oncotype test is not valid in node positive , in earlier blogs you said it was valid which is it have things changed.
 Asked: 5/21/2015 I''ve gone through 4 rounds of TC for my Stage 2A 2.1cm BC with no lymph node involvement after a mastectomy without getting a second...
 Asked: 5/20/2015 a friend was prescribed chemo for dcis.
 Asked: 5/20/2015 I am 46 and was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma with Grade 1, strong ER and PR sensitive, HER2 negative 1.5x1x1 cm.
 Asked: 5/20/2015 Had a rootcanal seriously troubling me for years before and around finding an estrogene lump of 1,6.
 Asked: 5/20/2015 I''m a woman, 46 yrs, had lump 1,6 cm removed 3 weeks ago.
 Asked: 5/19/2015 I have a grade 3 stage 2a cancer.
 Asked: 5/18/2015 I have estrogen positive invasive ductal carcinoma 1.3 cm in right breast and DCIS in left had double mastectomy with negative nodes.
 Asked: 5/17/2015 I was diagnosed with 7 liver mets - largest 2.0 cm in 2/2015 after 2 years of bone only and on Letrozole and then AA.
 Asked: 5/17/2015 I had a lumpectomy, 1.5 cm tumor estrogen positive, progesterone positive, HEr negative.
 Asked: 5/17/2015 Had lumpectomy for IDC 3.5 mm tumor.
 Asked: 5/16/2015 my 79 years old mother was diagnosis with invasive ductal mammary 2.5cm.
 Asked: 5/15/2015 I received an oncotype score of 14.
 Asked: 5/14/2015 I had IDC 1.5cm. Stage 1.
 Asked: 5/13/2015 I had a high grade, stage 2 invasive ductal ca removed 3weeks ago.
 Asked: 5/13/2015 Please advise if you would recommend chemo and hormone therapy or just homormone therapy? After a lumpectomy and interoperative radiation, I am currently receiving 3...
 Asked: 5/10/2015 IDC ER/PR pos. her2 neg.
 Asked: 5/10/2015 I''m waiting for the results of a Oncotype DX test before I decide if I am going to have Chemo in addition to Hormone...
 Asked: 5/10/2015 Hello, My mom, 71 years old, was diagnosed with Stage2A Invasive Duct Carcinoma.
 Asked: 5/8/2015 Hi I''m 40yrs old diagnosed with DCIS 7.5cm in size when final path reports came back it showed a 2.3mm metastatic carcinoma in 1/3 sentinel...
 Asked: 5/7/2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, stage 2 A, lesion 1.5 and one lymph node was cancerous.I had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 5/5/2015 I was diagnosed with stage 2a breast cancer with t1, n1and m0 with 2/15 axillary lymph nodes involed and 03apical nodes with er weakly positive,...
 Asked: 5/5/2015 60 years old. Double mastectomy 3-31-2015.
 Asked: 5/3/2015 I was diagnosed with IDC 1.4 cm, stage 2a, grade 1, ER+ 96%, PR+ 94%, HER2-, 1 positive lymph node, KI67 6%, Oncotype DX 12.
 Asked: 5/2/2015 12/14 : 57 y/o Dx. of right sided invasive lobular CA, tumor 1.2 cm, One 8mm node involved.
 Asked: 5/2/2015 I had a mammogram and found that I had 3 tumors, one of which turned out to be cancerous.
 Asked: 5/2/2015 I am 47 years old and just had a double mastectomy on March 9th, I am estrogen positive,node positive HER negative, my ONCO scores were...
 Asked: 5/1/2015 My wife finished a course of chemo five weeks ago and is now awaiting a date for surgery.
 Asked: 4/30/2015 Hello- HISTORY-I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 3(ER+ 80%,PR+ 70%, HER2- score 0).
 Asked: 4/28/2015 27 year old female breast cancer stage 2a no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 4/27/2015 I''m diagnosed with triple-negative pleomorphic ILC. MRI shows 2 very closely located tumors (one of which was biopsied on) with a combined size of 3 cm.
 Asked: 4/27/2015 Since I had a high onco score of 35 should I have had masectomy instead of lumpectomy? I''ve had chemo as well .
 Asked: 4/27/2015 I recently underwent surgery to remove a 1.5 cm IDC tumor.
 Asked: 4/24/2015 My cousin is 44 years old. Two years ago, she had breast pain.
 Asked: 4/22/2015 7 months post op double mastectomy left invasive lobular carcinoma no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 4/20/2015 4/2013 I had a BMX w/ immediate DIEP reconstruction.
 Asked: 4/20/2015 42 yrs old I had grade 3 markers done...lumpectomy...brachi and whole left breast radiation...5 yrs Tamoxifen...even though there was no progesterone/estrogen/her2+ markers done.. Now it...
 Asked: 4/20/2015 I have been diagnosed with stage 2b invasive ductal carcinoma sentinal lymph node biopsy positive grade 1 tumor size was 2.5 cm.
 Asked: 4/20/2015 I am 44 year old single mother of a special needs child.
 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.

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