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 Asked: 8/28/2016 Hi, the decision for chemotherapy is being left to me, as I am borderline for the benefits outweighing risks.
 Asked: 8/26/2016 I had been daignosed with breast cancer, I did a mastectomy on my right breast.
 Asked: 8/25/2016 Is it possible to regain periods after a year and some months without one? I have had PCOS since my 20s with irregular periods and hirsutysm.
 Asked: 8/23/2016 Are there chemotherapy pointers for nails? During chemotherapy is it okay if I have fake nails over my real ones and wear nail polish? I...
 Asked: 8/22/2016 have stage IIb Grade , tumor size 2.5 IDC grade 2, clear margin- bilateral mastectomy, 2 of 3 sentinel nodes positive for micro metastases...
 Asked: 8/22/2016 I had a mastectomy on July 28, 2016 for stage 2N1aMo Invasive lobular cancer.
 Asked: 8/22/2016 My 36 year old wife diagnosed with invasive carcinoma with poorly formed infiltrative tubules.
 Asked: 8/22/2016 I have stage IIb Grade , tumor size 2.5 IDC grade 2, clear margin- bilateral mastectomy, 2 of 3 sentinel nodes positive for micro metastases...
 Asked: 8/19/2016 My 77 year old friend just found out that she has breast cancer (5 cm) with lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 8/19/2016 I have had lumpectomy for triple negative grade 3 invasive ductal cancer, tumor was found to be 5mm stage 1A, four nodes tested and no...
 Asked: 8/19/2016 To Chemo or not to Chemo. I''m in that gray area in which study results are not in.
 Asked: 8/18/2016 I had right mastectomy for 2 IDC tumors 7cms and 10cms, clear margins, no nodes and recent clear PT CT.
 Asked: 8/17/2016 I have been reading you telling others that chemo is not very effective for ILC breast cancer is that true? thank you.
 Asked: 8/17/2016 Hi Lillie-you gave me peace of mind in April-hope you can do it again! Here is my info-IDCgrade 3, Lymph node neg., Lymphovas.
 Asked: 8/17/2016 I am a 46 year old premenopause just had double mastectomy for stage 2 b tumor 4cm /2 positive nodes out of 6 taken oncotype...
 Asked: 8/17/2016 My mom is 62yo and has been diagnosed with stage 2 ILC.
 Asked: 8/16/2016 Staging question. "...tumor showed a 1.1 cm invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 8/16/2016 Hello I underwent chemotherapy for stage 1 bc.
 Asked: 8/16/2016 Post menopausal, bilateral lumpectomies. ER+, PR+, Her2-, grade 2, stage 2B, 2/3 +nodes, extremely dense breasts, left atypical ductal hyperplasia, right tumor 2.1 cm w/lymphovascular invasion.
 Asked: 8/15/2016 I am 62 years old, IDC 8mm Stage 1 Er and Pr + Her -,NO oncotype 9, lumpectomy followed by 20 rads with boost.
 Asked: 8/15/2016 My wife was diagnosed with TNBC a year ago.
 Asked: 8/14/2016 My oncodx score was 23 with a 3 %benefit from chemo.
 Asked: 8/13/2016 I am a 67 year old female and have been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 3, triple negative in my left breast.
 Asked: 8/13/2016 with stage1 grade1 invasive ductal carcinoma of breast, is chemo effective on grade1 tumor?
 Asked: 8/13/2016 54 years old, diagnosed on 5/16/2016 with invasive ductal carcinoma, 1cm in size stage1 grade1, node negative, oncotype score 13.
 Asked: 8/13/2016 Hi! I''d like to know what are the short term and long term side effects and health risks, health issues of having gone through a...
 Asked: 8/13/2016 I''m 62 with ILC 2.3 cm (pT2N0M0) stage 2, grade 2, no lymph nodes involved (bilateral mastectomy).
 Asked: 8/12/2016 I am a 67 year old with In situ and invasive ductal carcinoma, Estrogen Positive, 90% moderate to strong intensity staining, Progesterone receptors Positive 75%...
 Asked: 8/11/2016 I just submitted the question about the significance of a 4% benefit of chemo with an oncotype score of 22.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 60 years old. Stage 1c IDC, grade 3.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 37yo wife diagnosed with DCIS, 5cm, 0.1 invasive, ER+ and PR+, nodes seem to be negative.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 I''m 62 with ILC 2.3 cm (pT2N0M0) stage 2, grade 2, no lymph nodes involved (bilateral mastectomy).
 Asked: 8/11/2016 Good morning.I''m very grateful you take your time to answer our doubts.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 How many chemo give for a first stage breast cancer and if give a lot chemo to patient what effect on the patient .
 Asked: 8/8/2016 61 years old from greece, Could you please advise me what chemo drugs should be better , Because Ive visited 3 doctors two of...
 Asked: 8/8/2016 Is it common to give taxotere, carboplatin, herceptin and perjeta together in infusion as a neoadjuvant treatment? .
 Asked: 8/8/2016 Hello im 61 years old woman with , 2,5 cm tumor that contained insitu herbs microcalcifications and idc grade 3 her negative er positive...
 Asked: 8/8/2016 is chemo recommended for 77 year old female, otherwise in good health, with 1.7 cm tumor, no lymph node involvement, no spreading in margins, triple...
 Asked: 8/7/2016 Lillie, I am the "dense" patient who asked about the 60% recurrence.
 Asked: 8/5/2016 Just had a reoccurrence of breast cancer 22 yrs.
 Asked: 8/5/2016 Lillie, please forgive how dense I am but I am still confused.
 Asked: 8/5/2016 With an OncotypeDX score of 20 (low intermediate) should a weak Pr% play a role in my chemo/no chemo decision? If so, how should I...
 Asked: 8/5/2016 41 year old woman with 5cm lesion, unilateral matectomy, estrogen + progesterone + her 2 negative, 9 of 10 nodes had tumors, stage 3a, chemo...
 Asked: 8/5/2016 Hello. You told a patient who is stage 3A, 6cm tumor and 5/10 positive nodes, that she is very high risk for mets later.
 Asked: 8/4/2016 Hello! I''m 42 and I had a lumpectomy with clear margins 14 mm IDC, Grade 3, triple positive, no lynphonodes involved.
 Asked: 8/4/2016 I have been diagnosed with ILC, stage 3A (6+ cm), grade 2, with 5 out of 10 positive nodes with 10 mm of cancer cells...
 Asked: 8/3/2016 I received an oncotype score of 26.
 Asked: 8/3/2016 I received an oncotype score of 26.
 Asked: 8/2/2016 My cousin is in her 60''s and has breast cancer, HR+ but has five nodes infected.
 Asked: 8/2/2016 68 yo with infiltrating ductal grade 2 receptor positive HER negative, 2/4 nodesl positive What is likely survival with radiation/estrogen blocker? What impact of chemotherapy...
 Asked: 7/31/2016 Chemotherapy or no chemotherapy? Can you predict what percent chemo would reduce the risk of recurrence? 62yoF TAH and BSO Invasive Ductal 11mm Grade 2 Node negative ER pos PR pos HER2...
 Asked: 7/29/2016 hi its me again...i think its axillary dissection only upto level 2 nodes are dissected and sent for histopathology..she led a normal life la ?..
 Asked: 7/28/2016 my mother is 47yrs old.diagnosed as DCIS 6months back.she undergone wide excision and axillary dissection.stage pT1N0M0.node negative but er/pr neg and her2neu+ ki67 50% now...
 Asked: 7/27/2016 I had lumpectomy for stage 1 invasive ductile breast cancer with 2 negative lymph nodes and no cancer in margin.
 Asked: 7/27/2016 I have stage 1 invasive left breast cancer with neg nodes x2, clear margins, ER,PR pos,her2neg, 1cm, ki67 30, oncogene 27, mammaprint high risk, I...
 Asked: 7/27/2016 left breast lumpectomy, invasive ductal carcinoma, grade 2, stage 3A, 12 lymph node removed 4 positive .
 Asked: 7/27/2016 What is the latest thinking regarding treatment for Triple Negative breast cancer which has metastasized to the lymphatic system? .
 Asked: 7/27/2016 I am 49years old premenopausal Breast cancer stage 2A ER+ PR+ HER2 negative with 3 lyhph node positive out of the 19 removed at my mastectomy.
 Asked: 7/26/2016 In 2009 I had right Mastectomy for extensive DCIS grade 3 with comedo necrosis.
 Asked: 7/25/2016 diagnosed 6 weeks ago with invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/25/2016 What does Johns Hopkins consider as the minimum number of millimeters acceptable for a clear surgical margin? (Clear enough so that re-excision isn''t...
 Asked: 7/24/2016 I had a biopsy on 6-24-2016 showed er 100% or 90% ihc 2t.
 Asked: 7/24/2016 My wife did a lumpectomy - 1.5 cm x 1.0 cm, IDC, grade 2, stage 1.
 Asked: 7/24/2016 Per your question, I think it is stage 1a, grade 1.
 Asked: 7/22/2016 I had a lumpectomy - 1.5 cm, IDC, grade 1, stage 1.
 Asked: 7/22/2016 My wife is 60 years old with triple positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/22/2016 I had a 7mm IDC tumor, ER+/PR-, HER2-.
 Asked: 7/21/2016 I mistyped earlier. I have a 2.3cm invasive lobular carcinoma, Stage 2, GRADE 2 Estrogen positive, Progesterone Positive, Her2 Negative, that was found in my right lower breast (rather deep) after a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 7/20/2016 Hello all. I have a 2.3cm invasive lobular carcinoma, Stage 2, Grade 3, Estrogen positive, Progesterone Positive, Her2 Negative, that was found in my right lower breast (rather deep) after a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 7/20/2016 I am 42 years old. Diagnosed with invasive DCIS ER+ PR- HER2 + Five lymph nodes removed 2 of them positive.
 Asked: 7/17/2016 Dear Lilie i was reading on net that oncotype DX predicts both recurrence likelihood and the sensitivity of tumor on chemo drugs to decide if chemo...
 Asked: 7/12/2016 Hello. I am 30 years old and recently underwent a lumpectomy which showed clear margins and no node involvement.
 Asked: 7/12/2016 I am mid 60''s female with T1A (.4cm) breast cancer which is also Her 2 positive/ ER negative.
 Asked: 7/12/2016 There were three test for Her2 and first two were equivical.
 Asked: 7/11/2016 I am 50, stage one, 1.1 cm tumor, grade 3, node negative, er/pr+,Her2 neg, completed double mastectomy 5 weeks ago.
 Asked: 7/10/2016 Oncogene 20, 2/3 nodes positive, no further axillary surgery p/Z11 studies.
 Asked: 7/10/2016 Triple negative BC , ki57:42%, no lymph node involvement , no vascular involvement ,2.3cm .
 Asked: 7/10/2016 65 year old, er+, pr+, her2neu-, 2 out of 3 nodes positive for cancer.
 Asked: 7/10/2016 56 yr old woman, 3.0 cm grade 1 invasive ductal carcinoma, six negative lymph nodes, ER 50% with intermediate staining, PR 1-5% with strong staining,...
 Asked: 7/6/2016 I have stage 1, 1cm clear margins, neg nodes x 2,.
 Asked: 7/6/2016 I have a grade 2 small tumour and it was removed via lumpectomy it is invasive and estrogen loving.
 Asked: 7/6/2016 Age 72 was diagnosed with stage 1 and had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 7/6/2016 I am 47 years old, premenopausal, and diagnosed with stage 3a Grade 1 invasive lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/5/2016 2 months ago I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer (size 2cm x 3 cm, had a lumpectomy and pathology found Estrogen positive (11.8) and...
 Asked: 7/5/2016 Hello , i am a 37 year old women diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma , tumor was 0.8 mm and micro metastasis was found in 2 sentinel nodes.
 Asked: 7/3/2016 Bilateral mastectomy in Jan 2016. Micro metastasis in 1 sentinol node.
 Asked: 7/1/2016 Hello My mother had MRM last week Pathological stage is -T2 N0 M0. The other report says ( Report from India) CASE FOR IHC ,Breast Carcinoma (Received two...
 Asked: 6/30/2016 Hello, I am a 58 years old, post-menopausal, tumor 1,4cm grade2,N0, ER+ 80%, PR+ 80%, Her2 neg.
 Asked: 6/29/2016 hi i''m 55 with ILC 2 lesions 4mm and 13mm, margins not clear more BCT surgery planned with radiation and hormonal treatment.
 Asked: 6/28/2016 Hello I have a question about delay to Adjuvant treatment due to complications for nipple sparing mastectomy.
 Asked: 6/27/2016 I''m conflicted whether or not to elect chemotherapy in addition to radiation + endocrine therapy following partial mastectomy...My Oncotype RS was 11 (w/ notation recurrence...
 Asked: 6/26/2016 Hi iam having age 51 years 2.5 cm of invasive breast carsinoma tumer triple nagative no lympyponodes effected and surgery done mrm.
 Asked: 6/26/2016 Invasive mucinous carcinoma grade 2 4 cm, no lymph node.
 Asked: 6/24/2016 Hi: I am 50 years old pre menopausal.I was Dx with ILC grade 1 pT1c (sn)pN0(I+).
 Asked: 6/23/2016 Hi, I am 42 female with the following history: BRCA 1 and 2 negative Diagnosed with lymphoma in 2008 in my stomach -> R-CHOP as treatment...
 Asked: 6/23/2016 My mom was dx in November 2014 and it recurrence in a year with stage IV , she has mammograms every six months on both...
 Asked: 6/23/2016 Hello, I am 64 age diagnosed with IDC grade 2 tumor 1cm, limp nodes clear ER+(8.7), PR+ (7.4), HER2 Neg, Ki-67 69.23, Ck5/6 not over...
 Asked: 6/23/2016 44 years old 8mm grade 2 tumor hormone receceptor positive Her2 negative, high risk according to mammaprint,pre-menopausal,2 sentinel nodes found to have micrometastis
 Asked: 6/23/2016 44 years old 8mm grade 2 tumor hormone receceptor positive Her2 negative, high risk according to mammaprint,pre-menopausal,2 sentinel nodes found to have micrometastis
 Asked: 6/22/2016 Hello my sister was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma and Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.

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