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 Asked: 7/16/2014 How reliable is the oncotype DX test if 3 out of 14 lymph nodes are negative, ER-PR positive, and Her2 neutral, FISH negative with a...
 Asked: 7/16/2014 Thank you very much for this forum. My wife has been diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/16/2014 If you go through ACT chemo and your laboratory values stay in the normal range! does that mean it did not work for you?
 Asked: 7/15/2014 Had masectomy 6 weeks ago. Age 34.
 Asked: 7/15/2014 I had a bilateral mastectomy with bc in both breasts, age 42.
 Asked: 7/15/2014 Recently diagnosed with Stage 1, tumor size .9 cm, grade 2, ER+, sentinel nodes negative.
 Asked: 7/14/2014 BRCA1 positive, 5mm invasive BC, ER/PR+, HER-. Stage 1A, Grade 3. Surgery: Bilateral mastectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, Hysterectomy. Should chemotherapy be given after surgery?
 Asked: 7/14/2014 My Wife has just removed a 2.75cm Grade 3 tumor -- node negative, Estrogen and Pro receptive -- Her 2 neg.
 Asked: 7/14/2014 After Bilateral Mastectomy is it possible to develop invasive cancer? If yes, is Chemotherapy gvn in such a situation?
 Asked: 7/14/2014 What is the best approach for an ER/PR negative, HER-2/neu 3+ breast cancer in a 32-year-old female? Physician suggested chemo then surgery.
 Asked: 7/13/2014 I just finished my first round of taxol and herceptin.
 Asked: 7/11/2014 hello sir how are you my mom from pakistan her treatment going in famous cricketer imran khan hospital shukat khanam she had breast cancer (idc...
 Asked: 7/11/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer and I am currently on chemotherapy - taxol.
 Asked: 7/11/2014 My surgeon tells me that I don''t need the oncotype dx test because my tumor was 3.5 centimeters and WILL require chemo just due to the size.
 Asked: 7/11/2014 I have TNBC and currently on chemo - taxol.
 Asked: 7/11/2014 Invasive ductal carcinoma. Oncotype DX score--23.
 Asked: 7/9/2014 Is it okay to do moderate exercises during chemotherapy treatments for Triple Negative Breast Cancer? I have completed 4 rounds of AC and 1...
 Asked: 7/8/2014 Would you recommend chemo therapy in conjunction with radiation and Aromatase inhibitors in my situation? I am concerned because it was found in one...
 Asked: 7/8/2014 Triple Negative Inflammatory Breast Cancer, w positive node AC-T chemo or FEC Chemo? Is either one a preferred protocol for this instance and why?
 Asked: 7/6/2014 I am 61 yrs after lumpectomy had positive margins for DCIS.
 Asked: 7/6/2014 In my previous question on 3 July my oncodx testing score came back st 20.
 Asked: 7/6/2014 68 y.o. diabetic, obese, osteroarthritis knees so walking difficult, was able to swim for exercise until now.
 Asked: 7/4/2014 Just had double mastectomy for 3.25cm tumor with several tiny ones found near it.
 Asked: 7/4/2014 46 y/o dx in Jan 2014 w/ a 10cm Er+ Pr+ Her2- IDC, Grade 2.
 Asked: 7/3/2014 TC*4 or AC*4->T*4?? My tumor size is 2.8cm, grade 3, clean nodes, ER/PR strongly positive, HER2 negative which chemo therapy should I choose, TC *4 or AC*4->4*4 thanks...
 Asked: 7/3/2014 Follow up: 44 year old with Stage 2a- nodes neg, 2.5 cm, ER and PR positive, Her2 negative with Grade 3 histology and possible lymphovascular invasion...
 Asked: 7/2/2014 What are typical symptoms for a recurrence of tnbc? I finished the chemo & radiation treatments 11 months ago and am 18 months post...
 Asked: 7/2/2014 I had double mastectomy (skin sparing mastectomy).
 Asked: 7/2/2014 Hi, I had asked you the implications of treating grade 3, 5% erpr+ IDC as triple negative in terms of treatment options, response to chemo,...
 Asked: 7/2/2014 i have triple negative, grade 3 cancer.
 Asked: 7/1/2014 I had IDC lumpectomy with one sentinal node removed tumor was 1.8 The node tested for micrscopic.
 Asked: 7/1/2014 44 year old with Stage 2a- nodes neg, 2.5 cm, ER and PR positive, Her2 negative with Grade 3 histology and possible lymphovascular invasion on...
 Asked: 6/30/2014 Should I ask for oncotype dx test? I have IDC grade 1, stage II, 2.8cm tumor, 1/3 lymph nodes positive.
 Asked: 6/30/2014 What are the implications of treating grade 3, 5% erpr+ IDC as triple negative in terms of treatment options, response to chemo, metastatic risk, and...
 Asked: 6/29/2014 How do I treat blisters on my foot caused by chemo meds.
 Asked: 6/29/2014 I am the one who posted last week about thinking the 16 rounds of chemo is alot.
 Asked: 6/28/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I''m currently undergoing chemotherapy - AC/Taxol. My surgery will take place after chemo.
 Asked: 6/28/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I''m currently undergoing biweekly chemotherapy - A/C -4 rounds and taxol 4 rounds.
 Asked: 6/26/2014 I just asked a question about my need for fourth chemo treatment following neuropathy and then I mentioned my HER2 results because I understand my...
 Asked: 6/26/2014 A week after my second round of Cytoxan and Taxotere, I developed Neuropathy that my oncologist was concerned about as it occurred so soon into...
 Asked: 6/26/2014 I have IDC 6MM, ER- PR- HER2+ (3+)Grade2 and DCis grade 3 with necrosis.
 Asked: 6/25/2014 Got my chemo schedule today and seems like alot.
 Asked: 6/25/2014 Can Oncotype DX be used to help establish HER2 positivity or negativity in a patients whose are Grade 1 Node 0 with conflicting FISH results...
 Asked: 6/24/2014 I have Triple Negative Cancer and I''ve completed 4 rounds of AC and now starting 4 rounds of Taxol.
 Asked: 6/24/2014 what are the obvious side effects of chemotherapy?what preparations should the pt take before first chemo?
 Asked: 6/23/2014 Are you certain I can drink freshly squeezed orange juice, eat Valencia oranges and papaya during my AC and Taxol chemotherapy treatment for Triple Negative...
 Asked: 6/23/2014 Can I drink freshly squeezed orange juice during chemotherapy for Triple Negative Breast Cancer? Also can I eat Valencia oranges and can I eat Papaya during...
 Asked: 6/22/2014 Started first tch chemo of 6 to continue every 3 weeks and was given the following dosage.
 Asked: 6/22/2014 I am 56 yrs old almost post menopausal with Stage 2a, 1 of 4 nodes positive.
 Asked: 6/22/2014 DCIS Grade 3 and IDC Grade 2 6MM ER PR Neg HER2 Positive.
 Asked: 6/20/2014 I have Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 6/20/2014 I recently had double mastectomy. Pathology report states: her2+, invasive ductal carcinoma, tumor 7mm, grade 3, progesterone +, stage 1, and lymph nodes clear.
 Asked: 6/20/2014 I have recently been diagnosed with a recurrence of 1cm Er+ PR+ HER2- in my right breast.
 Asked: 6/20/2014 I had bilateral mastectomy on 5/20/14 for DCIS.
 Asked: 6/17/2014 I received genomic score of 24 today for stage1,grade 2,ilc,er+,node -& chemo not strongly advised? .
 Asked: 6/16/2014 Greetings, I was diagnosed with stage 2B TNBC.
 Asked: 6/16/2014 I have just completed 6 treatment of TC chemo for extensive dcis/ilc 3mm.
 Asked: 6/16/2014 What statistics are available for tumor mass 4mm, 9mm total or < 1cm with surrounding cells - ER+, PR+ Her2- but grade 3? Margins clear.
 Asked: 6/16/2014 I have invasive ductsl carcinoma. Had a lumpectomy and a sentinel node biopsy 2 1/2 weeks ago.
 Asked: 6/16/2014 I have been diagnosed with Stage 1, invasive, ERPR negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/15/2014 I am 49 years old with invasive ductal carcinoma with a 2 cm tumor with ER positive of 95% and PR positive of 70% and HER2 negative.
 Asked: 6/15/2014 I read if less than 10% relapsing reduction, women choose not to undergo chemo.
 Asked: 6/13/2014 I am 47 with invasive carcinoma with ductal and lobular features.
 Asked: 6/13/2014 My dad is going though chemotherapy for lung cancer.
 Asked: 6/13/2014 I am 68 years old. I had a bilateral masectomy.
 Asked: 6/13/2014 Hi Lillie. Thank you for your continued dedication to breast cancer patients.
 Asked: 6/12/2014 I was recently diagnosed with stage 1b TNBC, size was 0.6cm, nodes neg, margins clear.
 Asked: 6/12/2014 surgery mestectomy with lymph nodes removal all of them rt armpitt i am a truce cthrombocytopenia pt i might not be a candiate cheme...
 Asked: 6/12/2014 I am 45 BRCA2+ and had a double mastectomy last week.
 Asked: 6/11/2014 I have invasive ductal carcinoma and had a lumpectomy my results are ER+, PR+, HER2-, I had 2 sentinel node biopsies - pN1mi, Primary tumor...
 Asked: 6/11/2014 E+ P- HER2 NEU - modified radical mastectomy right 1/25 isolated right axillary lymph nodes levels l & ll grade3 3cm tumor 5mos.pregnant do i need chemo?
 Asked: 6/10/2014 I had neoadjuvant chemo for HER2 3+ tumor, taxol with herceptin twelve weeks followed by adriamycin and cytoxan every other week for eight weeks.
 Asked: 6/9/2014 I am 43 years old and diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma in the right breast.
 Asked: 6/10/2014 I am 41 years old with stage I lobular carcinoma (5.5 mm, node negative, ER/PR positive, HER2 negative) with LCIS and DCIS.
 Asked: 6/9/2014 Hi. Im 35.
 Asked: 6/8/2014 I am 45 years old and had a bilateral double mastectomy on Friday.
 Asked: 6/8/2014 Had double mastectomy for multicentric and multifocal IDC.
 Asked: 6/7/2014 My tumor was 2.0 IDC, triple positive, grade 3, no node involvement.
 Asked: 6/7/2014 I am 36 years old diagnosed with infiltrating carcinoma, ductal, non specific, 0/3 nodes, grade 2, stage 1.
 Asked: 6/7/2014 What vitamins and supplements are recommended for breast cancer survivors? I am 58, 1 year survivor, TNBC, stage 1a, bilateral, chemo (taxotere, cytoxan)
 Asked: 6/6/2014 My mother had mastectomy left breast on 15th of feb 2014..stage 2A grade 2.. ER positive.,PR positive.,Her2 negative...0/17 lymph nodes... she completed 4 cycles of chemo.,she doing...
 Asked: 6/6/2014 Thank you so much for your previous advice on getting an Oncotype DX.
 Asked: 6/5/2014 I am 57 years old, post-menopausal, triple negative, grade 3, no lymph, no mets, Her2 "0", stage 1A, BRCA negative.
 Asked: 6/5/2014 Lillie, have you ever heard of this? My daughter is on her fourth taxol treatment.
 Asked: 6/5/2014 I had a lumpectomy and sentinal node biopsy.
 Asked: 6/5/2014 Infiltrating ductal grade 2of 3. and DCIS grade 2 of 3.
 Asked: 6/3/2014 With a strongly hormone positive tumor, a low ki67 (10%)and Stage 3, grade 2, IDC with LVI,my oncologist is suggesting AC dose dense, then taxol...
 Asked: 6/3/2014 I have finished 5 rounds of TC.
 Asked: 6/3/2014 10 years ago when I was 39 I had a stage 1 grade 2 node neg.
 Asked: 6/2/2014 i have some peripheral neuropathy remaining in my feet after completing 4 rounds of Taxotere and Cytoxan 2 years ago.
 Asked: 6/2/2014 Hi! My mom is 68 years old, has a 6 cm tumor, invasive ductal carcinoma poorly differentiated, 1 axillary node, er+/pr+, her2-, p53<5%, Ki-67<10%, the...
 Asked: 6/2/2014 I am 43 y/o, diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 I am 50 y.o. And had a lumpectomy on 1/3/14.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 I am 55yrs old. Diagnosed with DCIS & IDC (no specific type).
 Asked: 6/1/2014 I recently had a lumpectomy on my left breast.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 do most cancer centers use Oncotype DX or UPA/PAI-1 testing on invasive Carcinoma with no lymph node involvement and estrogen progesterone positive?
 Asked: 6/1/2014 I am 67 years old and have been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Cancer.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 I had a 1.6 ILC grade 2 (or grade 1 if you look at the original biopsy before surgery), er + pr- her2- tumor.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 I was diagnosed with multifocal multicentric intermedite-high grade micropapillary and cribiform dcis with comedo necrosis with LVI and margins of 1mm and less than 1mm...
 Asked: 6/1/2014 I am 58 yrs old and post menopausal .

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