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 Asked: 3/29/2016 I was diagnosed with ER+/PR- IDC. Unilateral mastectomy with clear margins and no LVI.
 Asked: 3/29/2016 I had a 2cm+ triple negative tumor on my breast and node negative.
 Asked: 3/28/2016 I am 47 years old. I have been diagnosed with Estrogen positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/27/2016 I am 63 years old. Pathology states tumor 1.3 cm, with LCIS.
 Asked: 3/27/2016 i am 52 - had a bilateral mastectomy one month ago with total reconstruction performed right after mastectomy- left breast had 1.5 cm ductal carcinoma-...
 Asked: 3/23/2016 What is the purpose of taking TC 4 times? Is chemo effective if it''s given 2 or 3 times? Does chemo kill all cancer cells?..
 Asked: 3/23/2016 Chemo and/or Radiation? 40 y.o. s/p bilateral mastectomies, tumor left breast, final path 4 cm invasive ductal carcinoma Grade II, ER+/PR+, HER -, Oncotype 10, extensive surrounding DCIS of 4.5 cm.
 Asked: 3/22/2016 I am 48 years old with IDCIS (8 mm invasive tumor), ER/PR/HER2 all +.
 Asked: 3/22/2016 diagnosed in 2013 with HER2+ breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/22/2016 Hi Lillie, question about chemo response. I''m 43 yo and clinically stage IIB ER+/HER 2- breast cancer, confirmed in one node upon original biopsy.
 Asked: 3/21/2016 I am 55 years old, and I recently had a lumpectomy of two small (9 mm) cancerous spots.
 Asked: 3/20/2016 Hi I''m 56 yr old post menopausal.
 Asked: 3/19/2016 so I am 34 years old and no fam history of breast cancer, been following a knot I found in 2013 that had every charact...
 Asked: 3/19/2016 Is there greater efficacy of oral CMF 6 cycles of 28 days,, vs.
 Asked: 3/18/2016 I have a grade 3 tumor measuring 1.2cm (1.9 cm with spiculation).
 Asked: 3/18/2016 Why would DCIS require chemo?
 Asked: 3/17/2016 What is the main difference between Cytozan and Taxotare (TC X4) vs 4AC-x4T DD- for treating TNBC- Onco not very informative.
 Asked: 3/17/2016 I have DCIS and iDC grade II and 3cm tumor.
 Asked: 3/17/2016 My mother is undergoing Chemo for an ER+/PR+/HER2+ breast cancer (stage III, grade II-III).
 Asked: 3/17/2016 I am pre-menopausal 46 yrs old. Diagnosed with IDC in right breast on 2/5/16.
 Asked: 3/17/2016 I am 44 premenopausal, stage 2 IDC, Luminal A subtype.
 Asked: 3/17/2016 First of all thank you so much for the quick response.
 Asked: 3/14/2016 I am 48 years old and was told that I have HER2 +3 with lymph nodes infected what does this actually mean, we are starting...
 Asked: 3/14/2016 Thank you so much for being here to answer questions.
 Asked: 3/13/2016 Hi, I''m 43 and have IDC stage 2, 2.5 tumor, strong ER+PR+Her2-, one positive sentinel node out of 4, no evidence of LVI nor extra...
 Asked: 3/12/2016 I don''t know what to ask. I am sending message for my 28 year old daughter stage 1, grade 3, triple positive, no nodes, starting neo-adjuvent tchp therapy.
 Asked: 3/12/2016 My wife had mastectomy of right breast.
 Asked: 3/11/2016 Age 65. Invasive ductal carcinoma stage 3.
 Asked: 3/11/2016 My sister ( 24 years old) has been diagnosed in her left breast with grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma, stage llA, triple negative and tumor...
 Asked: 3/11/2016 Hi, I am 44 years old and have been diagnosed with IDC, 1.5 cm, grade 3, LVI, PR+/ER+/HER2-, no nodes involved.
 Asked: 3/9/2016 Hello, I recently had a unilateral mastectomy. The tumor had clear margins but it was just over 5 cm.
 Asked: 3/9/2016 I have just been diagnosed with grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 3/9/2016 What is considered the standard of care by ASCO for someone with a reoccurrence score of 21? 1cm IDC, ER+, PR+, HER2 negative, Grade pT1b, premenopausal,...
 Asked: 3/7/2016 I would like your thoughts on whether a CT Scan should be performed or not and whether Chemotherapy should be performed.
 Asked: 3/7/2016 I am 62 have IDC stage 2, grade 1, no nodes, er +, pr -, her2 -, oncotype 25.
 Asked: 3/6/2016 My breast cancer is grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma, mri of both breasts is clear, no lymph node involvement, her 2 negative, estrogen and progesterone...
 Asked: 3/5/2016 can chemo cause tumor marker CA 15-3 to rise?
 Asked: 3/2/2016 I had a bilateral mastecomy last week.
 Asked: 3/1/2016 My sister has invasive carcinoma breast cancer,graded @ 3 does she need chemo? .
 Asked: 3/1/2016 I had a invasive carcinoma grade 2.
 Asked: 3/1/2016 IDC 2.2 cm, no nodes (0 of 7), ER+ PR+ HER2-, grade 3, 40 years old.
 Asked: 3/1/2016 I am a 30 year old (29 at diagnosis) with invasive mucinous carcinoma on right breast (1.5cm, grade 2, 0.4cm grade 2, 0.3cm grade 2).
 Asked: 2/29/2016 My 55 yo wife was diagnosed with IL- left side- 3 tumors there, largest 4 cm.
 Asked: 2/29/2016 My mother has been diagnosed with stage III IDC, with 13/14 lymph node involvement (left side only).
 Asked: 2/28/2016 IBC Stage2, 2.7cm tumor, bilat mastectomy, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 2/28/2016 Three months ago I had right mastectomy for stage 1, 8mm, 95% both ER and PR positive, KI-67 10%, and Micrometastasis in 1 of 3 nodes.
 Asked: 2/28/2016 Currently in TC 4 chemo, with two 4 mg dexamethasone tablets twice a day the day before, the day during infusion and the day after...
 Asked: 2/28/2016 53 years, dx left breast IDC tumours 27mm and 4mm, grade 2, significant DCIS, 3 sentinel lymphs clear, but evidence of vascular invasion, ER+/PR+ HER2-,...
 Asked: 2/27/2016 Hi, I am 59 with TNBC.
 Asked: 2/25/2016 Chemo or No Chemo Having a very hard time with this decision IDC, 1.9cm, Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Oncotype 24 Double Mastectomy
 Asked: 2/25/2016 44 yrs old, no history, hormone driven, right breast, 1 tumor, Dc, Stage 2b grade 3, 0/3 nodes and clean margins.
 Asked: 2/25/2016 I guess I''m looking for some encouragement and hope.
 Asked: 2/23/2016 Hello! I have just recently had a bilateral mastectomy for Invasive Mammary Carcinoma - IMC.
 Asked: 2/23/2016 Is it okay to detox during TC chemo? Just a mix, for example, of water, cucumber, turmeric, lemon, ginger, etc.? Also, what about taking detox baths?
 Asked: 2/22/2016 Thank you for answering a previous question.
 Asked: 2/22/2016 Hi Lillie. Thanks for being such a wonderful resource.
 Asked: 2/21/2016 I have clinical stage 2 ER/PR+ HER2- breast cancer with one lymph node confirmed positive by FNA.
 Asked: 2/20/2016 I had lumpectomy for removal of 19mm invasive ductal breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/20/2016 Bilaterially enlarged axillary lymph nodes, particularly on the right side on ct scan.
 Asked: 2/18/2016 48 yr old TNBC gr 3 small tumor under 2cm stage 1-2 Clear margins no lymph nodes.
 Asked: 2/18/2016 I am TNBC post chemo and double mastectomy with ALND- 2/21 positive.
 Asked: 2/18/2016 my Mom has IDC Gr.III .Age 48yrs.
 Asked: 2/17/2016 51 year female, post menopausal for 12 years,, , stage 0 dcis, 6mm lesion , path low grade cribriform type and papillary type.
 Asked: 2/17/2016 I a tumor stage 1c of my right breast excised on 1/22/2016.
 Asked: 2/16/2016 I had stage 2A tumur size 2cm invasive ductal carcinoma with isolated lymph node.
 Asked: 2/15/2016 Had a 2.1 cm lump removed. Diagnosed as invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/14/2016 I recently finished FEC-D (6) for stage 1, ER+, PR+, HER- breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/13/2016 I am 53 and was diagnosed with stage 1, 9mm lump, ER and PR +, HER -, neg nodes, grade 3, lumpectomy clear margins.
 Asked: 2/13/2016 I am 49 and was recently diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/13/2016 Can chemo effectively kill the low grade rogue cancer cells from the tumor having the characteristics of tubules 2, nuclear 2 and mitotic 1? .
 Asked: 2/13/2016 I am 53 years old. Had IDC 1A, nuclear grade 3, ER+ PR+ HER2-, lymph nodes negative, bilateral mastectomy, oncotype score of 20.
 Asked: 2/13/2016 early stage, grade 3, with positive margin.
 Asked: 2/11/2016 Mine is IDC grade 2, 2cm ER+PR+HER2- No lymph node or vascular involvement.
 Asked: 2/11/2016 I am 62 have had bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 2/11/2016 I am 62 have had bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 2/9/2016 Hi, I am 36 yrs old and have been diagnosed with Stage 1, Grade 2 pure mucinous breast cancer (ER+, PR+, HER2-) with a DCIS component.
 Asked: 2/9/2016 I am 66 yrs old, breast cancer State-1, grade-2 with ER positive + HER 2 postve Invasive ductal carcinoma 0.6cm.
 Asked: 2/6/2016 I have a 3cm invasive ductal carcinoma er+ pr+ her2-, plus a satellite ductal in situ smaller tumor, but also it has spread to an...
 Asked: 2/6/2016 what type of treatment will I get (how many days a week, how many weeks,ETC..) if tumor is 3.5 centimeters and I am 42 years of age?
 Asked: 2/5/2016 I have invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/5/2016 I have a left bundle branch block and my lumpectomy was on my right breast (stage 2 Her2+).
 Asked: 2/5/2016 Hi there, I''ve been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, ILC,, lymph negative, oncotype score of 4.
 Asked: 2/4/2016 37 YO had mastectomy in April 2015 for 13cm DCIS (yes cm!) in rt breast with no noted micro-invasion.
 Asked: 2/2/2016 I had a lumpectomy plus radiation for a 9mm ER/PR+, HER- invasive carcinoma in June 2014, no lymph involvement, and I had chemo since my...
 Asked: 2/1/2016 age 56, mastectomy sx Oct. 2015, ILC, largest tumor 4cm, 32 positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 2/1/2016 My wife has IDC stage 1 grade 2 breast cancer aged 60.
 Asked: 1/31/2016 Unusual pathology: I am a 43 yr old female with IDC that is 1 cm, stage 1, grade 1 (mitotic 1), ER+ 100%, PR+100%, HER2+ Fish (2.8).
 Asked: 1/29/2016 Dx: neoplasm (L) breast with 1 mm mets to sentinel node on frozen section.
 Asked: 1/29/2016 If oncotype Dx test is not available in my country then what should be the alternative to decide whether or not she needs chemotherapy... Thank you 1/28/2016...
 Asked: 1/29/2016 I am a 64 yo female diagnosed with Stage 1 IDC, node neg, ER+/PR-, Her2 neg.
 Asked: 1/28/2016 If mum got breast conservative surgery with axillary clearance.
 Asked: 1/28/2016 Material sent: Right SLNB (frozen) + right postSLNB (frozen) + Right areola CS + right subcutaneous mastectomy material + left subcutaneous mastectomy material Clinical Information: Right...
 Asked: 1/28/2016 My sister was recently diagnosed with ER-/PR-/HER2+ breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/27/2016 Thank you, Lillie. I have one additional question - given my diagnosis should the MO order an Oncotype DX or would it not be relevant to the recommended chemo treatment.
 Asked: 1/28/2016 Very healthy 40 year old. Diagnosed with invasive ducal carcinoma in right breast October 2015.
 Asked: 1/27/2016 I am 50 years old and have been diagnosed with Stage IIB IDC, 3.3 cm tumor, 2 positive nodes.
 Asked: 1/25/2016 48 years old Asian female in perfect health with no history of cardiac issue.
 Asked: 1/25/2016 I am 54 years old and scheduled for a lumpectomy and seminal node biopsy next week.
 Asked: 1/25/2016 I had grade 3 DCIS treated with 2 lumpectomies ( due to margins) and 6 weeks of radiation followed by tomoxifen 3.5 years ago.

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