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 Asked: 10/12/2014 Is there anything that I can do for the neuropathy from my chemo? It gets a little worse every couple of months.
 Asked: 10/10/2014 I had a bilateral mastectomy on sept 19 2014 from a triple negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/11/2014 I just finished my last treatment of taxol.
 Asked: 10/11/2014 What percent of women with Triple Negative Breast Cancer achieve a 100% Pathological Response, following neoadjuvant chemotherapy?
 Asked: 10/9/2014 I am 40 yrs old, stage 1 IDC, grade 2, nodes neg, ER+/PR+, HER-.
 Asked: 10/9/2014 Invasive ductal carcinoma left breast 1.8 cent ER+PR+HER- and right side DCIS with 5 mm HER+,ER- PR-,lymph nodes no disease on both sides, left has...
 Asked: 10/9/2014 I am 43 with 2.7 cm invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 10/8/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer and underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery.
 Asked: 10/8/2014 For Triple Negative Breast Cancer, can a Pathologist determine the Pathological Complete Response if surgery is done before chemotherapy treatment? Also what percentage of women with...
 Asked: 10/7/2014 Is ill defined mass always cancer?
 Asked: 10/7/2014 Just got my surgical Pathological Report and was told I have 100 % PCR in my breast cancer - but the Pathological Report does not...
 Asked: 10/7/2014 Is it common though, for breast cancer surgery, in order to get clear margins to do the dissection down to the chest wall even...
 Asked: 10/6/2014 67 years. Grade 3 tumour.
 Asked: 10/6/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Already underwent neoadjuvant.
 Asked: 10/5/2014 Double mastectomy to remove 4.25 tumor and n right breast.
 Asked: 10/4/2014 I am 52 women. Last May surgery due to intra ductal ca Estrogens and progesterone +, Her negative.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 Does Chemo reduce my life span? 61 year old left breast stage 1, grade 1 cancer that is ER + PR - No lymph node cancer.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 I can eat chocolates even with Triple Negative Breast Cancer?
 Asked: 10/3/2014 I am 35 with no family history of breast dancer or any hormonal cancers.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 I have IDC, stage 2a, high grade, 2 tumours, 15mm and 5mm with DCIS.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 Is the oncotype test not considered accurate in a 7 cm tumor with 1 lymph node cancerous.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 57 yr old with Stage 1 IDC along with DCIS (both removed via lumpectomy with clear margins) that is triple positive HERC is 3+, no...
 Asked: 10/2/2014 Thanks for this excellent service! I was asking the MedOnc treating my mother about what to expect on chemo and what changes he would make...
 Asked: 10/2/2014 I am 52 yo, premenopausal, and was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, Grade 2, stage 2b.
 Asked: 10/1/2014 Wife is 50, no children, menopausal Had stage 1 Insitu Ductal , clear borders, Not in Nodes, Did a Tissue saving mastectomy thought it would be over.
 Asked: 9/30/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Luv my chocolates.
 Asked: 9/30/2014 I have had a BMX on 8/27 for IDC stage 1 grade 3.
 Asked: 9/30/2014 I prevoiusly inquired about lymphedema fear. New diagnosis 9/18/14 IDC by sonogram guided core box, tumor 1.5cm, Grade 3, ER/PR - and HER2 - awaiting lumpectomy left breast with concurrent sentinel node biopsy.
 Asked: 9/29/2014 hi i have just been diagnosed with IDC ER 2/3+ POSITIVE IN MORE THAN 66% OF TUMOUR CELLS PR 1/2+ POSITIVE IN 50% OF TUMOUR CELLS HER-2 IHC...
 Asked: 9/29/2014 57yo with IDC in right breast, triple positive.
 Asked: 9/29/2014 Is it possible for me to be pregnant? I am 63.
 Asked: 9/27/2014 I completed chemo and surgery for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 9/25/2014 I had an oncotype test wirth a score of 31if I do a double mastectomy would I still need chemo?
 Asked: 9/25/2014 Can you please explain the phrase..benefit from Chemo? Am i correct in thinking it means risk vs.
 Asked: 9/24/2014 43 yr old .7cm IDC, stage 1, Grade 2, ER/PR positive, Her2 equivocal on IHC, negative on FISH, node negative, had double mastectomy, skin/nipple sparing
 Asked: 9/23/2014 Then how long after the final infusion does the chemo work on the body? I completed.
 Asked: 9/23/2014 I had mastectomy 9-15-14 for breast cancer on both sides - estrogen positive and I am premenuposal.
 Asked: 9/23/2014 I have ILC ( 3.8 cm removed )left masectomy.
 Asked: 9/23/2014 I completed chemo (AC and Taxol - 4 rounds each), on Aug 15.
 Asked: 9/22/2014 I finished chemotherapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer on August 15 and had surgery on Sept 17.
 Asked: 9/21/2014 my wife is having left breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/14/2014 What is your standard chemo treatment for: 1.9 cm IDC E+P+ her - multifocal with several 5cm -...
 Asked: 9/13/2014 I have had three round of CT chemo, and I want to know the risk if I choose not to do round 4 and move to rads.
 Asked: 9/13/2014 Is a yearly mammogram necessary at age 76? My wife has had a steriotactic biopsy 5 years ago which was negative..
 Asked: 9/10/2014 I have sclerotic bone mets which seem to be stable.
 Asked: 9/8/2014 I am a 47 yr old who recently underwent mastectomy for breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/8/2014 My 43 year old daughter had Bilateral Mastectomies, 2 weeks ago, today. Final Diagnosis Right breast & Axillary lymph nodes (Modified Radical Mastectomy): -Invasive ductal carcinoma, Grade 2...
 Asked: 9/8/2014 I had a total mastectomy on my left breast.
 Asked: 9/7/2014 I have progesterone and estrogen positive 1.2 cm tumor with ( invasive ductal carcinoma) plus 2 small tubular cancers (3mm and 4mm) found...
 Asked: 9/7/2014 Thank you for your prompt response to my question.
 Asked: 9/6/2014 My 47 year old daughter was diangosed with a 7 mm infiltrating ductal carcinoma ER+ PR+ HER2 - ki67 40.
 Asked: 9/6/2014 My last chemo infusion for Triple Negative Breast Cancer was on August 15/14.
 Asked: 9/6/2014 I have total mastectomy for my left breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/6/2014 55 years old, IDC and DCIS in right breast.
 Asked: 9/4/2014 When would a biopsy be required on a 4mm area in a breast? Would a biopsy be required on any 4mm area in a breast?
 Asked: 9/4/2014 I had a bilateral mastectomy in nov of 2012.
 Asked: 9/3/2014 is there a connection between oral thrush and heart burn when getting IV chemotherapy? Thank you.
 Asked: 9/3/2014 Is it possible to have a biopsy done of a 4mm area in the breast?
 Asked: 9/3/2014 Is there a difference between a 4mm area, 4mm mass and 4mm lump in breast?
 Asked: 9/2/2014 I had a lumpectomy on a 14mm invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 9/2/2014 Is TC chemo 4 three week cycles for stage 2a 2.3 cm ER+/PR+ HER neg for 68 yr.
 Asked: 9/2/2014 I have 2.4 cm clear margin clear sentinal nodes ER+/Pr+ Her2 -grade 3 breast tumor.
 Asked: 9/2/2014 I had a lumpectomy 4 weeks ago, clear margins, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 9/1/2014 Can fatty lumps form while on Taxol? I am completing my last round of taxol, 12 after completing 4 rounds of AC.
 Asked: 9/1/2014 Does intense 4 cycles of AC + 4 of Taxol chemotherapy (every two weeks) have long term side effects? Which ones? Thank you.
 Asked: 9/1/2014 1.Is there data to continue hormone therapy (whether it be Tamoxifen /AI or Faslodex) with Herceptin and Perjeta for HR positive/HER positive MBC? I...
 Asked: 9/1/2014 I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductile Carcinoma last July 16, 2014. Right Breast Lump Tumor size 2.0cm Grade 3 (Score :Tubules+Pleomorphism 3+ Mitoses9=9 DCIS not present ER - positve PR and...
 Asked: 9/1/2014 I have invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 3, size: 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.5 and recently had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 8/30/2014 I have brac1 gene positive,stage 2 B with No node involement ,tumor size removed 3.2 centimeter and clear 2 inch margin.
 Asked: 8/30/2014 I had a bilateral matstectomy for ILC in right breast.
 Asked: 8/29/2014 I have IDC 8mm stage 1 grade 1 0/1 node small foci lvi.
 Asked: 8/28/2014 i am 50 years old I was diagnosed with Invasive Moderately Differentiated Ductal Carcinoma.
 Asked: 8/28/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast cancer. I completed my chemo on August 15/14 and I''m currently waiting for a surgery date.
 Asked: 8/28/2014 Hi, 68 years old. female, invasive ductal carcinoma grade 3, stage 2A, ER, PR 95%, #+, HER2 neg, nodes negative (15 nodes), margins clear, Oncotype score 26. Do I need to do chemotherapy? The surgery has been done 2 months ago.
 Asked: 8/28/2014 Do they offer T.A.C. for breast ca.chemo.
 Asked: 8/26/2014 I have HER2 breast cancer, diagnosed at stage 1b.
 Asked: 8/25/2014 I had a double mastectomy for stage 2A IDC triple negative breast cancer on May 16, 2014, no lymph involvement in the two seminal nodes on both sides.
 Asked: 8/24/2014 I am 68 and was diagnosed with a 1.2 cm lump, stage 1, histologic grade 2 and estrogen driven.
 Asked: 8/24/2014 I''m sorry I did ask this question but did not understand your response so I''m restating it. What is the difference between a clinical breast exam...
 Asked: 8/23/2014 my mother was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma but im not sure if she can be cured and survive.
 Asked: 8/23/2014 Oncotype dx score of 21. 7mm tumor removed lumpectomy.
 Asked: 8/23/2014 My oncologist told me that the 0.9cm enhancement shown on MRI, could very well be breast/scar tissue and not all of it may be cancer.
 Asked: 8/23/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Completed my 8 rounds of chemo on Aug 15/14.
 Asked: 8/22/2014 Does the mass that''s found on breast MRI following chemo all cancer or could it include breast tissue? Would MRI without biopsy be able to distinguish...
 Asked: 8/22/2014 Not good news:(. I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 8/21/2014 Can I eat roasted peanuts during chemo treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer?
 Asked: 8/21/2014 I am 47 years old and the doctors cant seem to decide whether to use chemo first (or which regime of chemo 1 or combination...
 Asked: 8/20/2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 2b IDC.
 Asked: 8/17/2014 I am 73 year old diagnosed with cT2NOMO ER+PR+HER2+triple positive breast cancer.I am leaning toward double mastectomy .The oncologist that I met with wants to...
 Asked: 8/17/2014 I received my last Taxol treatment on Aug 15.
 Asked: 8/17/2014 I was just diagnosed with early stage 1 invasive duct carcinoma..they removed one tumor smaller then a pea in my left breast and a 2...
 Asked: 8/16/2014 Just rediagnosed w BBC in old mastectomy and moved to clavicle and opposite lung.
 Asked: 8/16/2014 I just had my last Taxol infusion and noted that when the signal ran to say the that treatment was completed, there was...
 Asked: 8/16/2014 Im 56yrs post-meno with lumpectomy. Tumor was 1cm, only 1 sentinel node had tumor cells in it, the other 6 that were extracted were clean.
 Asked: 8/16/2014 i am 50. i''m not sure if i''m truly menopausal, i stopped getting my period 2 years ago when i started taking oral contraceptive pills, consecutive with no pauses for 2 years as treatment to avoid return of benign ovarian cyst which was surgically removed.
 Asked: 8/14/2014 I am 39 with triple negative breast cancer and BRCA1 positive.
 Asked: 8/14/2014 I was diagnosed with IDC, stage 1a, ER/PR-, Her2+.
 Asked: 8/13/2014 I am going to have chemo(TC) plus herceptin.
 Asked: 8/11/2014 Im 47 pre-menopausal with 1.5 cm tumor removed via lumpectomy infiltrating duct in situ breast stage 1 cancer r breast.

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