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 Asked: 2/27/2014 My story.... I was diagnosed in July 2012, the day my daughter was born, with stage 2 TNBC, I was age 32, single 6cm tumor in left breast.
 Asked: 2/27/2014 For breast cancer, is chemo a black/white decision, if so, where is the line? Or are there gray areas of whether or not to do it?
 Asked: 2/27/2014 I''m a 35 yrs old mother. I was diagnose with a stage 1 cancer Hers 2 positive.
 Asked: 2/25/2014 I am 48 years old. 3 weeks post unilateral mastectomy for 2.4 cm IDC, grade 2, stage II, sentinel node positive 7mm, 11 other nodes negative.
 Asked: 2/25/2014 I finished 4 cycles of docetaxel and cyclophosphamide on the 30th of January 2014.
 Asked: 2/25/2014 My mother is 69 to, diagnosed with dcis and icd.
 Asked: 2/23/2014 age 61 female, lumpectomy, clear margins, grade 2, stage 1, 1.5 cm, 2 node neg, er+ 96, pr+ 55, her2-, 26 oncotype dx, ki-67 29%,...
 Asked: 2/23/2014 Hi. I am 47 IDC Stage 1, 1.3 cm, Lumpectomy, clean margins 4 mm, 0/2 nodes, Grade 3, Ki-67 85.
 Asked: 2/22/2014 I had a lumpectomy/biopsy with clear margins, then TCx4.
 Asked: 2/21/2014 17mm tumor, 1/9 nodes positive, BMX, er+ 95%, pr85%, her2 neg, brca2 neg although mother and maternal grandmother both had 2 primary BC, premenopausal, age...
 Asked: 2/21/2014 I am 59 years old diagnosed with IDC stage 1,grade 1,tumor size 1,5,ER,PR positive ,Her2 Negative Ki67-strongly in 8-10% of tumor cells(positive) No intralymphatic and blood...
 Asked: 2/20/2014 40 year old 2 lesions in right breast IDC Right Mastectomy and ALND done in January lesions measure 27 mm and 17 mm 1 positive node in 16 (measured...
 Asked: 2/20/2014 You have answered a couple of my questions previously.
 Asked: 2/20/2014 Hi, I''m 33 and was recently dx with TNBC, 2.4 cm, stage IIa, grade 3, node negative, BRCA TBD.
 Asked: 2/19/2014 Age 51, er+ 95%'' pr+ 85%, her2-, BMX on 1/29, brca neg but mother and maternal grandmother both had 2 primary BC with mets, Sentinel node positive.
 Asked: 2/19/2014 I am 52 years old - I had Grade 2 IDC 1.4mm - Lumpectomy - 3 clear sentinel nodes & single focus LVI.
 Asked: 2/18/2014 I have a follow-up question: In your last response you said to begin with OncotypeDX to determine if chemo will be effective.
 Asked: 2/18/2014 I am Stage 2a (pT1a (4mm Grade 1 IDC), pN1 (1 clearly positive node and 23 negative), M0).
 Asked: 2/17/2014 I recently had a bilateral mastectomy. The tumor measured 2.8 cm and 3 of 21 nodes tested positive for metastatic carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/17/2014 I was recently diagnosed with Stage 1 IDC ER+, PR+ and HER2+.
 Asked: 2/17/2014 I have invasive lobular carcinoma in both breasts.
 Asked: 2/17/2014 I was diagnosed with tnbc. The MRI showe a swollen lymp node that had a 1.6 lesion.
 Asked: 2/17/2014 My friend was diagnosed with 1.8 cm.
 Asked: 2/16/2014 Sir, My wife is 52 years old post menopausal lady.
 Asked: 2/16/2014 My mom was on chemo and herceptin for breast cancer after a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 2/16/2014 is there chemo for er+ her2- metastatic breast cancer mets to the bones if the hormonal treatment fails? what...
 Asked: 2/16/2014 I asked a question earlier, but forgot to include some details.
 Asked: 2/16/2014 Hi. I am 34, diagnosed with IDC (ER+ 70%, PR+ 70%, HER2+ 100%), poorly differentiated, grade 3 tumor, mitotic index 2.
 Asked: 2/14/2014 HER2: 3+--- P53(Bp53-11): 3+ nuclear staining--100% + nuclei SP1 and 1E2- neg-- Ki.67(30-9)- 50% High labeling index MRI-- 2.2 x 2.0x 1.2 cm - Linear focus branching suspicious for high grade...
 Asked: 2/14/2014 my mother age 48y diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma,stage pt2n0m0 ,grade3,er-,pr-,her2+,tumour size 4.5cm.
 Asked: 2/14/2014 Hi Lillie, does the toxicity of chemo determine how effective it is? During chemo I was lucky and didn''t suffer adverse or severe side effects...
 Asked: 2/13/2014 I have invasive lobular carcinoma 4.7cm, er+, pr 5%, her2-.
 Asked: 2/12/2014 I have stage 2A IDC (with DCIS within the tumor) ER+/PR+/HER2-, 1.2 cm, plus 1/15 nodes + (1.4 mass in the 1 node) and my...
 Asked: 2/12/2014 If diagnosed with HER2, is there any clinical benefit to know the ER or PR status? What might be the most common regimen for HER2...
 Asked: 2/12/2014 How effective is chemo at treating Grade 1 IDC? In my case IDC was all removed via a mastectomy with clear margins.
 Asked: 2/12/2014 Would you ever not get chemotherapy for the following diagnosis: pT1a (4mm IDC) pN1a M0.
 Asked: 2/12/2014 Thanks for earlier reply on this. I have a secondary question below. Wife has had masses in her breast since last baby 5 years ago.
 Asked: 2/12/2014 44 year old with stage 1 er+ pr+ her_..
 Asked: 2/11/2014 Is adjuvant chemotherapy effective for Classic ILC (Grade 2, ER+, ER-, HER2-) with Lymph node involvement (Stage IIIA)?
 Asked: 2/11/2014 Thank you for your reply, the reason the Oncotype test took two and half years is that my oncologist did not deem it necessary for...
 Asked: 2/11/2014 I have diagnosed with stage2a invasive ductal carcinoma tumor size 4.5cm, no deposit of tumour in sentinel lymphnodes, grade 3 tumour,lymphovascular chemo compulsory?
 Asked: 2/10/2014 Diagnosed at 55 years with 4mm invasive component of DCIS ER+ PR+ HER2+ in June 2011, I had a lumpectomy followed by bilateral mastectomy, no...
 Asked: 2/10/2014 I am 35 years old and have had a biopsy and wide local excision for a 6 mm invasive ductal carcinoma clear margins achieved with...
 Asked: 2/8/2014 48 year old, ER+77, PR+96 %, her2-, stage 2b, 2.8cm tumor, KI 67 score a 3, Nottingham 5, 12 nodes removed, 3.5 mm found in...
 Asked: 2/7/2014 My mother now aged 64 was diagnosed with secretary carcinoma in left breast 4and 1/2 years ago.At that time, MRM done.The tumor size-2.3x2x1.5 with characteristic...
 Asked: 2/6/2014 I am 49 with synchronous bilateral er+ pr + early stage invasive ductal carcinoma and a strong family history including sister 42 with triple negative...
 Asked: 2/6/2014 I am 48 and a UK resident.
 Asked: 2/5/2014 I''m 47. Lobular breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/3/2014 I have Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (p53 mutation). 8mm invasive breast cancer, ER+, HER2+.
 Asked: 2/1/2014 I had a lumpectomy on Dec 17,2013.
 Asked: 1/31/2014 I am 36 and diagnosed with stage 1 invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 1/31/2014 Hi I have grade3 2.2 ER-Pr-HER2+ node neg tumor and will be seeing a very good oncologist soon who will determine my personal treatment regime,...
 Asked: 1/31/2014 Hi I am 61, in general good health,nonsmoker, almost nondrinker, but 16thJan I had left Mastectomy for 2.2 Stage 2IDC plus 6cmDCIS.
 Asked: 1/30/2014 Idc and dcis er postive, oncotype 16.
 Asked: 1/30/2014 my sister was diagnosed with 1.5 cm invasive lobular well-differentiated, estrogen receptive (no HER result yet) just a few days ago.
 Asked: 1/29/2014 Where can I find studies/figures showing that radiation therapy is important after successful neoadjuvant chemotherapy, lumpectomy with pCR and continuing Herceptin? I need to be...
 Asked: 1/29/2014 I have Stage 4, HER+ and hormone receptor positive.
 Asked: 1/29/2014 I am 45 and have triple negative IDC NOS.
 Asked: 1/27/2014 After successful neoadjuvant chemotherapy, lumpectomy with pCR and continuing Hercepton infusions, WHY is it necessary to do radiation?
 Asked: 1/26/2014 After successful neoadjuvant breast cancer chemotherapy, lumpectomy with pCR and negative nodes, and continuing Herceptin infusions, is whole-breast-with-boost radiation really necessary?
 Asked: 1/26/2014 My mom-in-law aged 73yrs was detected with Invasive Duct Carcinoma, Grade 3 with uninvolved regional lymph nodes.
 Asked: 1/26/2014 oncotype score 14 - thank you I tired the website and email previously but they couldn''t help.I think I may be panicking but I can''t...
 Asked: 1/25/2014 My mom-in-law aged 73yrs was detected with Invasive Duct Carcinoma, Grade 3 with uninvolved regional lymph nodes.
 Asked: 1/25/2014 Hi thanks for answering my question. I can''t work out the percentage benefit of Oncotype score 14 - it looks like the lines diverge just before that score - but the block graph seems to show detriment.
 Asked: 1/24/2014 I have an oncotype score of 14 and have just completed radiotherapy.
 Asked: 1/24/2014 Can I drive myself to and from a Herceptin chemo treatment?
 Asked: 1/23/2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 2 invasive ductal and lobular breast cancer, Progesterin and Estrogen Positive, HR2 Negaltive.
 Asked: 1/23/2014 My Aunt is 70, has two tumors 1.2cm and .9cm in her left breast.
 Asked: 1/22/2014 Do all patients diagnosed Her2+ get chemo with Herceptin regardless of how big or small the invasive tumor is?
 Asked: 1/22/2014 Unsure if this is the correct place to get advice.
 Asked: 1/21/2014 I was told to do gemzar and cisplatin for my bile duct cancer.
 Asked: 1/21/2014 Oncotype score 14.
 Asked: 1/21/2014 My mother is a 65 y/o who was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma found on a routine mammogram.
 Asked: 1/20/2014 hi ,i have been diagnost with DIC right breast cancer stage 2 in june 2012 and did total mastectomy but nipple sparing ,i did chemotherapy...
 Asked: 1/20/2014 I am 34 years old pre-m. woman.
 Asked: 1/18/2014 Can someone please tell me the side effects of a Neulasta shot the day after TCH therapy? Can I drive myself to and from the shot the day after TCH?
 Asked: 1/20/2014 I had a tumour removed 2,1cm margins clear ER/PR pos HER2neg with DCIS one sential node of two infected will I have to have...
 Asked: 1/20/2014 Hi there, Why would the same chemo drugs be prescribed differently? I had 4 rounds of AC over 3 months and then 12 rounds of Taxol...
 Asked: 1/20/2014 I am 48 and have IDC breast cancer, Grade 3, HER2 positive.
 Asked: 1/19/2014 I am 43 with triple negetive breast cancer, 12 lymph nodes but no cancer symtom.
 Asked: 1/18/2014 I recently had a lumpectomy and nodes removed.
 Asked: 1/18/2014 I''m stage 2, grade 2, IDC, er/pr +, HER2 -, nodes -, also dcis, had lumpectomy 12/10/13, onco score of 16, family history of other...
 Asked: 1/18/2014 following are the reports of my breast cancer(DCIS).
 Asked: 1/18/2014 I recently took a mammaprint with a high risk reoccurence rate 29% without chem and hormonal therapy.
 Asked: 1/17/2014 Why can''t you get more chemo later on?
 Asked: 1/17/2014 I''m 55 years old. My story: In 2000 I had surgery for melanoma in situ on my right thigh. In 2005 I had breast cancer (left) with nipple sparing subcutaneous mastectomy and lymph nodes removal.
 Asked: 1/15/2014 I have had a lumpectomy, tumor was 2.1, clean margins, nothing in the nodes.
 Asked: 1/15/2014 I was diagnosed with breast cancer IDC ER neg and PR neg but HER 2 positive (+3) It was only 6 mm.
 Asked: 1/14/2014 Hi, various delays have occured in deciding on my treatment plan for stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/14/2014 Hi Lillie, I have recently emailed you and my question was I have been treated with surgery, radiation and letrozole therapy for my stage 1...
 Asked: 1/14/2014 I''m a 52 year old female with L breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/14/2014 I am 58 years old and had a lumpectomy on Dec 13, 2013 for Invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 2.
 Asked: 1/12/2014 Hi My first Dx 2009, 0.8 cm,stage 1, neg nodes, Er and Pr +, Her2 -. Lumpectomy and radiation with boost.
 Asked: 1/12/2014 I have been diagnosed IDC with .8mm breast lump, ER+, HER2+.
 Asked: 1/10/2014 what is this result mean pt2 no mx-invasive ductal carcinoma grade II - right breast. excised margins: free of tumor.
 Asked: 1/10/2014 Are bisphosphonates to prevent recurrence/metastases only for er+/pr+ women who are postmenopausal or does hormone status not matter?
 Asked: 1/10/2014 Hi I''m 46. Diagnosed with IDC 1.5 cm, upper inner quad.
 Asked: 1/10/2014 Newly Dx IDC, ER/PR negative, HER2+, node +.
 Asked: 1/9/2014 I have lobular carcinoma and had neoadjuvant therapy, 4 treatments with Ac and 4 with taxol hoping to reduce the tumor and have a lumpectomy.

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