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 Asked: 2/7/2015 I am 62 and diagnosed with IDC Stage 1 - tumor 1 cm.
 Asked: 2/6/2015 Right total mastectomy 1/28/15. Oncotype DX score of 43.
 Asked: 2/6/2015 Very athletic 55yo perimenopausal, Stage 1 .6 cm IDC, neg node, DCIS also, SP lumpectomy.
 Asked: 2/5/2015 I have a 1.2 cm breast ductal carcinoma that is ER/PR &HER2positive.
 Asked: 2/5/2015 Hello again,, I had dose 2 of Dosetaxel,, I had fluff on my head so I shaved it off, then my hair started to grow...
 Asked: 2/4/2015 In regards to my previous post: My choices are 4 doses every 3 weeks of Taxotere 75 mg and Cytoxan 600 mg plus steroids, Cyprofloxin,...
 Asked: 2/4/2015 I am wondering why my sister, with stage 4 metastatic spinal cord collapse (partial paralysis), two vertebrae extensively involved (grade 2, ER/PR+HER-) had surgery to...
 Asked: 2/4/2015 I was diagnosed with stage 1a, invasive dactal carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/4/2015 Yes my dr says I have a 30% chance of distant reoccurrence.
 Asked: 2/3/2015 I''m 52 and had a left breast mastectomy for dcis stage 1.
 Asked: 2/3/2015 I am 51 and in good overall health.
 Asked: 2/2/2015 Follow up question...Is there any data that indicates the success rate of shrinking the cancerous tumors/lymph nodes? Reply 40-60% effective.
 Asked: 2/2/2015 This is a follow-up question regarding chemotherapy before surgery.
 Asked: 2/1/2015 I had bilateral mastectomy and found invasive lobular carcinoma on my left breast, Nottingham grade 2, multifocal, with the largest focus 5.5mm in size, ductal...
 Asked: 1/30/2015 Hello, I have Stage 1, 1.8 cm, Lobular Carcinoma, I''m having a mastectomy in a week.
 Asked: 1/29/2015 Is there any reason not to eat certain citrus fruits while on chemo (TCH)? I have read that you should not eat grapefruit (after I ate some).
 Asked: 1/29/2015 Hello, I just had a left mastectomy with prelim reconstructn (expander).
 Asked: 1/29/2015 I had a bilateral mastectomy a month ago and have to decide adjuvant care now.
 Asked: 1/29/2015 I just had a double mastectomy with tumors in both breasts.
 Asked: 1/28/2015 My sister is: ER+ (95% 3+), PR+ (95%, 3+), HER2- 2.7cm IDC left side, single mastectomy on 1/6/15. 2/8 nodes positive. Grade 2. We have been offered dd AC+T or...
 Asked: 1/27/2015 I have stage 1 er positive idc, neg lymph nodes and negative pet scan, Mammprint came back high risk and oncologist suggest chemo.
 Asked: 1/26/2015 I am 36. Diagnosed with IDC, bilateral mastectomy performed.
 Asked: 1/26/2015 Do I need a second opinion? 2 years ago I had a mastectomy for extensive DCIS (ER+, PR+, HER2 neg, node neg).
 Asked: 1/23/2015 When is chemotherapy usually performed before breast surgery? It is being considered in an effort to shrink the cancer mass and I am wondering...
 Asked: 1/22/2015 Recently diagnosed with locally advanced ILC (pleomorphic varient).
 Asked: 1/22/2015 Here''s a follow-up regarding stage 1, grade 3, oncotype 18, 1.3 cm, neg node with different oncologists recommending different things about chemotherapy
 Asked: 1/21/2015 Stage 1, grade 3, 1.3 cm IDC.
 Asked: 1/21/2015 I''m 27 diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS breast cancer I recently had a bilateral mastectomy my pathology report came back nodes negative left breast invasive...
 Asked: 1/18/2015 Hi. When we read the OncoDX score, it''s always assuming we are taking Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 1/18/2015 Hi. I had Stage 1 Grade 2 IDC, .8 cm, some DCIS, also, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 1/18/2015 I too have a 13mm IDC tumor with micropapillary features.
 Asked: 1/17/2015 Hi i just finished 6 course of chemotheraphy and i have to be on herceptin forever.
 Asked: 1/16/2015 My wife,30, underwent lumpectomy with SLNB (axillary nodes negative) for grade 2 IDC TRIPLE NEGATIVE.she is due for chemotherapy.
 Asked: 1/16/2015 Being a shift worker, I''m very concerned about the recent study showing that a deficit in melatonin can reduce the effectiveness of doxorubicin on tumors...
 Asked: 1/15/2015 Is chemotherapy standard therapy for stage 1 with positive, estrogen, progesterone and HER2 Receptors?
 Asked: 1/14/2015 i am 74 years old. had a 1.7 cm invasive ductal cell cancer with grade 3.
 Asked: 1/13/2015 I am 52 and newly diagnosed with bilateral IDC.
 Asked: 1/11/2015 Is chemo necessary when your biopsy shows grade one infiltrating ductal carcinoma with positive 100% ER PR.
 Asked: 1/11/2015 I am a 58 yo woman with DCIS, with very extensive nuclear grade 3 comedo necrosis.
 Asked: 1/11/2015 I am 58yrs YOUNG....!! I am a nurse also.
 Asked: 1/11/2015 I am trying to decide whether or not to do chemotherapy.
 Asked: 1/11/2015 I am 57. Diagnosed with invasive ductal multifocal left breast cancer, with positive axillary lymph nodes, ER+, PR+, Her2 neg.
 Asked: 1/9/2015 What is rate of women reaccurance with a 3cmTNC 4 nodes positive except for the sentinel node all surgically removed.
 Asked: 1/9/2015 I finished 4 rounds of Chemo (taxotere & Cytoxan) on 11/6/2014 and will continue Herceptin for one year.
 Asked: 1/9/2015 My biopsy diagnosis was IDC with mucin and micropapillary features, Grade 1 and Grade 2 DCIS, with MRI stating 8.4 mass.
 Asked: 1/8/2015 What is your treatment approach in an elderly postmenopausal patient with metastatic BC that is ER-/PR+ HER2-.
 Asked: 1/8/2015 I''m 46 & diagnosed with stage 1, grade 3, IDC & DCIS at least 0.4cm.
 Asked: 1/8/2015 Dx''s 12/17/14 with Stage 1A breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/6/2015 Bilateral simple mastectomy. Left breast 2cm 95 % estrogen positive one out of 5 lymph node had 5mm cancer present.
 Asked: 1/4/2015 Hello. I am 40 yrs.
 Asked: 1/4/2015 Hi, I had 3 x FEC then had a week off cause bloods were low, then had 1st Dosetaxel 3 weeks ago my hair seems...
 Asked: 1/2/2015 Hi, I''m a 44 year old that recently had a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy for IDC, grade 2, tumor size greatest dimens 1.5 cm.
 Asked: 1/2/2015 Why does hair grow back grey after chemo? Does it return to normal colour? Thanks .
 Asked: 1/2/2015 What makes nails fall off when you have Dosetaxel,, I''m am having only 3 Dosetaxel, will they fall off,, are there precautions? Thanks..
 Asked: 1/2/2015 I had stage 2 cancer two years ago.
 Asked: 12/30/2014 39 year old daughter ...invasive ductile left breast.
 Asked: 12/30/2014 39 year old daughter ...invasive ductile left breast.
 Asked: 12/30/2014 Hi thank you for this service. We are having a hard time finding info matching my situation.
 Asked: 12/29/2014 I am 46 ye old woman from pakistan diagnosed as invasive ductal carcinoma grade 3,3.5 cm dial with clear margins with lymphocascular invasion and 11...
 Asked: 12/28/2014 If mm in sentinel node isn''t chemo a given stage 2 1.3 cm well diff clean margins heard oncotest could take 3 weeks worried haven''t started rx.
 Asked: 12/27/2014 Hi, Thank you so much for providing this service.
 Asked: 12/23/2014 I''m 44 year old pre menopausal woman.
 Asked: 12/23/2014 I am a 62 year old with early stage 1a invasive ductal carcinoma (7 mm tumor removed in lumpectomy, sentinel nodes negative, and clear margins).
 Asked: 12/22/2014 Hi just another question regarding hair loss,, many women say they get there hair back its thicker a cy why does this happen? I had...
 Asked: 12/22/2014 Thanx, so when you take Tamoxinfen does this cause hair loss or thinner hair always? Why do ladies say hair is thicker and cy then?
 Asked: 12/21/2014 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I''ve been diagnosed with TNBC and a recommended chemo treatment is ACx4 and TAXOL x12 OR TAX x 6.
 Asked: 12/21/2014 Hi is it true that FEC combined with Taxol is often associated with the issue of your hair not growing back at all? .
 Asked: 12/20/2014 Am age 57 had left breast lumpectomy 11/20/14 - IDC, grade 3, tumor size = 3.3 x 3.1 x 2.8.
 Asked: 12/19/2014 Is oncotype dx validated in invasive ductal ca I if the tumor is less than 0.5mm.
 Asked: 12/18/2014 I am 69 yrs old, 6mm DCIS removed by lumpectomy, 2 of 16 nodes positive.
 Asked: 12/18/2014 41 year old, 2.2 cm IDC left breast only.
 Asked: 12/15/2014 Oncotype 23 13% chance w/chemo 14% w/o.
 Asked: 12/15/2014 Will my brain get back to its "normal" self after chemotherapy? I can''t remember anything, long term memory and short term are messed up,...
 Asked: 12/15/2014 Hi, my wife was diagnosed with a grade 3 IDC and had a lumpectomy with extended margins.
 Asked: 12/14/2014 Hi I''m starting Dosetaxel, can you please tell me what it effect, etc teeth? Organs? Thanks again and keep up the great work! Regards ..
 Asked: 12/14/2014 I have a grade 3 ER+ ILC and two DCIS areas all in the same breast, and one positive node, awaiting BRCA test results.
 Asked: 12/14/2014 my mother is 60 years old and underwent left breast lumpectomy,frozen section,wide excision,axillary clearance and latissimus dorsi pedicled flap breast reconstruction on 10.12.14,please let me...
 Asked: 12/12/2014 My mother is 60 year old, with mucinous carcinoma of Right breast, Modified radical mastectomy was done.
 Asked: 12/12/2014 I''m 44 years old. recent diagnosis of ILC grade 2 tumor (4.7cm), axillary lympy node positive with core needle biopsy, lymphovasc invasion negative, ER/PR strong positive, Her2 negative.
 Asked: 12/12/2014 I am a 56 yo recently post-op left breast biopsy and implant exchange.
 Asked: 12/11/2014 I''m 68 yrs old and just had a lumpectomy to remove a 2.5 cm ILC tumor.
 Asked: 12/11/2014 I had a mastectomy 5 years ago as of Jan 2015.
 Asked: 12/11/2014 My sincere thanks for your response. My Onco score is back and it''s 16.
 Asked: 12/9/2014 IDC 2.5cm, ER+ , PR++, HER2 equivocal ( after IHC and FISH) - 1.51 ratio and 4.18 in HER2 .
 Asked: 12/8/2014 I got diagnosed breast cancer at age of 50 called poorly differentiated invasive ductel carcinom ,had a lumpectemy ,,9cm size biopsy and extra margins...
 Asked: 12/8/2014 you have stated that chemotherapy works on fast growing/splitting cells.
 Asked: 12/7/2014 just Dxed with IDC 1.9 cm. Clear margins after mastectomy (7 mm from chest wall).One mammary node and two sentinel nodes negative.
 Asked: 12/6/2014 I just had mastectomy on left breast with immediate expander.
 Asked: 12/6/2014 I am very interested in taking Artemisinin while I am on my Docetaxel chemotherapy.
 Asked: 12/4/2014 I am a 52 year old female.
 Asked: 12/3/2014 I am 67 years old. I had a lumpectomy on a tumor of 1.5 cm that is ER+, HER2-, Grade 2,No node involvement, Oncotype score of 21.
 Asked: 12/2/2014 I am 58 years old.
 Asked: 12/2/2014 On the fence on chemotherapy treatment. Oncotype score 18, stage 1 no nodes.
 Asked: 12/1/2014 I''m 45 with pT1B(m) N0(i-). I''ve had bilateral mastectomy and starting 4 cycles of chemotherapy soon (Oncotype score=31).
 Asked: 11/30/2014 Hi, my Aunt is 55yrs old and detected with TNBC, 4 cm tumour and KI67 score is 90.
 Asked: 11/30/2014 Does a ER+ 100% and a PR+ 3% make a difference in suggesting chemotherapy and tamoxifen/AI? I am HER2 negative by FISH as well.
 Asked: 11/29/2014 What is best way to decide chemo or Arimidix in a 66 year old woman with recent mastectomy of right breast and onco score of 24?
 Asked: 11/29/2014 I had a lump 1.2 cm found in August and removed in Sept.
 Asked: 11/29/2014 back to your response to, 59 yo 1.5 cm grade 2 onoctype 18 mitotic rate 1 ki67 low (7) lumpectomy clean margins oncologist recommends chemo.
 Asked: 11/28/2014 59 yrs old, had lumpectomy and sn biopsy.

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