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 Asked: 10/9/2017 I am 54. IDC tumor 9mm, clean margins, clear lymph nodes.
 Asked: 10/8/2017 I have invasive micropapillary carcinoma stage 2 and dcis diagnosed on 8/9/17.
 Asked: 10/3/2017 Trying to decide if chemo is the best treatment option.
 Asked: 9/29/2017 In your opinion...
 Asked: 9/28/2017 Hi. I have what feels like nerve damage in my elbow but shoulder aches also and my hand get tingly and/or numb at times.
 Asked: 9/28/2017 I have been prescribed ACT(1st opinion) or CT(2nd opinion) for IDC stage 2b grade 1/111 in a 50 yr old premenopausal woman.
 Asked: 9/28/2017 In response to a previous post from 9/27/17 from 50 year old premenopausal woman with bilateral masectomy completed on 8/16/17. 50 yr old premenopausal post op...
 Asked: 9/27/2017 I am 50 years old and premenopausal.
 Asked: 9/27/2017 I had a 16mm grade 2 invasive ductal carcinoma with intermediate grade DCIS, no lymphovascular invasion seen.
 Asked: 9/27/2017 I had stage 2 IDC breast cancer 2cm, had surgery August 25th 2017, double mastectomy with 2 out of the 8 nodes extracted were positive.
 Asked: 9/26/2017 Had my first AC treatment of 4 last week.
 Asked: 9/25/2017 I have conflicting medical opinions on whether or not i need chemo.I am 66 years old.
 Asked: 9/23/2017 Hi, My mom finished chemo September 1 and will have surgery on October 2 or 3.
 Asked: 9/23/2017 Long story short - IDC grade 1 stage 1b no lymph nodes - surgery completed, radiation completed - oncotype dx 22 - Was told to...
 Asked: 9/20/2017 How long after finishing chemo can the tumor start to have growth/activity again if there is not a complete response? Curious because I did neoadjuvant...
 Asked: 9/18/2017 I had a oncotype of 13 with multifocal stage 2a breast cancer with NO nodes.
 Asked: 9/17/2017 What are the odds that I''ll lose my hair when I start CMF chemotherapy? Should I consider using the Penguin cold cap?
 Asked: 9/17/2017 I had a lumpectomy. Stage IA, Grade 1, lymph nodes clear, oncotype score 20.
 Asked: 9/15/2017 Hi, I''ve read that aprx 34% of people with TNBC will have a distant recurrence.
 Asked: 9/14/2017 Hi, I am triple positive with 7mm grade 2 invasive duct carcinoma , clear lymph glands will I have chemo ?
 Asked: 9/14/2017 I was diagnosed with IDC (and some DCIS), Stage 1 Grade 2, clinically node negative but with micromets, er/pr+, her2-.
 Asked: 9/14/2017 Hello. My age 47, pre-menopausal.
 Asked: 9/14/2017 Hello. My age 47, pre-menopausal.
 Asked: 9/14/2017 I was diagnosed with tnbc and had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I finished neo adjuvant dose dense AC & taxol.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 Do chemo drugs continue to work weeks after treatment ends or do they stop working once they are out of your system? If they do...
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I am post menapausal stage2 erP, Pr+ ,her2-, neg nodes and will be soon starting docetaxel and cyclophosphamide for 4 cycles.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 Hi, I am a 42 year old women diagnosed with Er+(70%) Pr+(60%) Her- invasive ductal cancer Stage 2 Grade 3.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I had an invasive area of DCIS measuring 6mm (IDC).
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I finished neoadjuvant chemo 4 weeks ago, dose dense AC and Taxol.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 Diagnosed with tnbc stage 2b, 2 lymph nodes removed, one had a .6cm tumor. Does the Oncotype DX work with tnbc, or do you need the...
 Asked: 9/9/2017 This is a follow up to my previous question, I am adding some information based on the reply. Hi, My wife has been diagnosed with Stage1...
 Asked: 9/8/2017 Hi, My wife has been diagnosed with Stage1 breast cancer and is HER2 positive.
 Asked: 9/7/2017 One more question on my mother case in term of her outlook regarding her 11 oncotype score.
 Asked: 9/6/2017 Hi Lillie, I hate to bother and ask another question as you have answered my question just before this.
 Asked: 9/6/2017 Hi. I did neo adjuvant and have 8 weeks between last treatment and my surgery date.
 Asked: 9/6/2017 Hello, My mom lost appetite during chemo because everything taste like metal.
 Asked: 9/6/2017 Hi Lillie I am writing for my mother as you have helped us tremendously in the past and we owe a lot of information and...
 Asked: 9/6/2017 I am 48 years old, premenopausal. I was diagnosed with metaplastic triple negative BC, stage 2A and had a left mastectomies With clear margins and no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 9/1/2017 Hello, My mother last Chemo was September 1 next will be her breast MRI.
 Asked: 9/1/2017 I was Dx Aug 22 TNBC .
 Asked: 8/30/2017 I have been diagnosed with Stage 1, grade 3 IDC.
 Asked: 8/30/2017 Hello, I am waiting for my Oncotype score. Age 62, ER/PR pos./HER neg lumpectomy (3 tumors, largest 2 cm) Radiation and endocrine therapy to follow. 2/5 node with micromets...
 Asked: 8/28/2017 Hi I forgot to ask if age (43) and the fact that I''m in premenopause should make a difference in a chemo decision.
 Asked: 8/28/2017 Hi, I am 43 years old I was diagnosed with IDC.
 Asked: 8/27/2017 I am 56 yo dx BC in June.
 Asked: 8/26/2017 Hello, My mom had chemo on Aug.18 and she linking from her nipple on Aug.24 is this bad or good?
 Asked: 8/25/2017 I was recently dx triple negative with a 6.2 cm mass, no nodes involved, thank God.
 Asked: 8/22/2017 Hello, I would like to know how long does Taxol stay in your system?
 Asked: 8/22/2017 Hello, My mom last Taxol treatment is September 1 she has leg pain.
 Asked: 8/22/2017 I''m diagnosed with ILC ER/PR positive, HER-2 negative, right side only Grade 3 multicentric, multifocal with main tumour 1.8 cm and 2 satellite tumours 0.8...
 Asked: 8/22/2017 hi what is the guide lines to chemo on tumor size.
 Asked: 8/18/2017 I was dx with Triple Negative BC in June on left breast and had a mastectomy three weeks after dx on that breast only.
 Asked: 8/18/2017 Hello All, I am still in real shock since i heard that my mom has breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/16/2017 What is the criteria for Oncotype DX in post menopausal, invasive, er+, pr+, her2 -, grade 2b, tumor 2.1cm, 2/3 positive nodes? One MD...
 Asked: 8/17/2017 I''m triple positive .8 cm no nodes stage 1 grade 3.
 Asked: 8/10/2017 No progesterone high ER stage one no nodes Mamaprint high risk.
 Asked: 8/10/2017 Is CMF useful in high risk ER+Progesterone- stage one node free.
 Asked: 8/10/2017 My 42 yr old wife was diagnosed with triple negative Stage 2b breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/10/2017 I have an Estrogen positive tumor that has significantly shrunk from the ACT chemotherapy treatment.
 Asked: 8/9/2017 Should patients have an oncotype DX test with positive nodes 2/3.
 Asked: 8/8/2017 The first oncologist I met with ordered Oncotype test.
 Asked: 8/6/2017 I thought when I choose to have a lumpectomy for my pr/er+ her- 24mm tumor that chemotherapy would not be needed because the her test was negative.
 Asked: 8/5/2017 I am currently taking Xeloda and my tumor markers have been steadily going up recently.
 Asked: 8/2/2017 Hi, I have TNBC (IDC & DCIS).
 Asked: 8/2/2017 Stage 2b ductal, grade 1, er/pr+, her2-, node 2/2 (one 2.1mm and the other micro), oncotype 19.
 Asked: 8/1/2017 Is adjuvant chemotherapy after mastectomy for an 8 mm tumor- triple negative , no lymph node involvement.? I am 62 years old.
 Asked: 8/1/2017 I have IDC stage 2A grade 2.
 Asked: 8/1/2017 Hello, ok here is the question my mother has stage 2b/3 triple negative breast cancer She finished her A/C treatment on June 22 and started...
 Asked: 7/30/2017 Hello, my mother is given Taxol every weeks her first one was July 17 her next one is Aug 4.
 Asked: 7/30/2017 Stage 1 <0.8 with no node involved.
 Asked: 7/29/2017 HI I''am 52 with early stage BC,IDC 3cm, Grade 3.
 Asked: 7/28/2017 70 years old was on HRT high dose before operation .
 Asked: 7/28/2017 Hello, My mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/28/2017 Since chemo may not be very effective on highly er positive tumors, due to slow growth, will AI''s work better because of 100 % er...
 Asked: 7/27/2017 Hi, I''m 33 year olds, i had mastectomy on 21-06-2017, now i know oncotype Dx score 14, ER score: 10.1 (positive), PR score: 8.3 (positive),...
 Asked: 7/27/2017 Just diagnosed: Left breast ILC, ER+ PR+ HER2-, one 5x3 cm mass and one 10 cm mass.
 Asked: 7/27/2017 I was diagnosed with Stage 2A IDC Grade 2 with one tumor at 2.1cm.
 Asked: 7/27/2017 Hello, My my mom was diagnosed with stage 2B triple negative breast cancer she just finished her A/C treatment on June 22 and started her Taxol...
 Asked: 7/26/2017 Is it true that chemo is not very effective on tumors that are strongly estrogen positive? I do know that the AI''s are very important, as well.
 Asked: 7/26/2017 Hello, My question is after chemo (Taxol) my mother breast swelled up.
 Asked: 7/25/2017 Hello, I would like to know how can you tell if the cancer cells are dying during chemo?
 Asked: 7/25/2017 my wife has invasive lobular carcinoma, < 1 cm, Estrogen receptor positive, HER negative with microinvasion to 2 sentinel LNs.
 Asked: 7/25/2017 I''ve had a double mastectomy with 1cm DCIS and well differentiated 2cm ILC, Grade 1, Stage 1C, node negative, all in the left breast.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Hello, My question is does the tumor hurts when it''s shrinking my mother already had five chemo treatment.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 I see the comments regarding better and newer regiments then CMF.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Your estimate please: What % of stage I breast cancer patients choose to undergo chemo with a 3% chemo benefit?
 Asked: 7/22/2017 I had a lumpectomy plus SN, yesterday and so will start chemo in a month or so.
 Asked: 7/22/2017 My mom''s Breast cancer report: node negative prognosis, recurrence score result of 27, ER of 8.2, PR =6.4, HER2 = 8.0.
 Asked: 7/21/2017 ILC lumpectomy ER+ PR+ Her2- 11/15 nodes involved T2 N3a MO=IIIc my margins were clear, PET scan clear, should i do chemotherapy with radiation? I broke my shoulder 6...
 Asked: 7/21/2017 My mother was Diagnoised with IDC. Her left breast is having a lump of size 4cm*3cm and metastatic auxiliary node.
 Asked: 7/21/2017 1. If CMF chemo is less toxic to the patient why isn''t this done instead of the more toxic chemo regimens? 2.
 Asked: 7/21/2017 Hello - my 44 year old sister was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/20/2017 Hello, I forgot to mention my age.
 Asked: 7/20/2017 I have invasive lobular breast cancer. Tumor size is 4.7cm, grade 2, two SIN have isolated tomor cells, focal lymphovascular invasion, and the tumor also focally extends into deep skeletal musle.ER, PR are both 100%, her2 negative.
 Asked: 7/20/2017 Second time recurrence of breast cancer on the same side within 1 year of last treatment, confusion on chemotherapy and hormone therapy. Details: First time in sep...
 Asked: 7/20/2017 For my aunt diagnosed with T2N0M0 ER+, PR+, HER2-, 3cm breast cancer 4*TC chemotherapy was given.
 Asked: 7/19/2017 I have been diagnosed with stage 1 grade 3, 1.4cm TNBC, clear sentinel nodes, bilateral mastectomy with clear margins.
 Asked: 7/19/2017 Hi - I have Stage IIIa IDC, grade 2, ER/PR+, HER2-, 4/18 nodes.
 Asked: 7/17/2017 hi, i''m 33 year old, i had mastectomy on 21-June-2017, the result ER/PR Positive 100%,HER2/NEU (Negative score=1+), Ki67 positive 25%, P53 Negative (0%), invasive ductal...

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