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 Asked: 3/4/2015 My mom was diagnosed with Stage IIa invasive breast cancer in her left breast.
 Asked: 3/2/2015 67 years old, no cancer history, regular mammogram showed a small spot, needle biopsy led to lumpectomy, .5 tumor, LN-, ER+, margins <1 cm, so...
 Asked: 3/2/2015 What makes Taxol a good candidate for some cancers and not others- please be specific.
 Asked: 3/1/2015 What could be some indicators that would lead an oncologist to prescribe 6 cycles of TC rather than the standard 4 cycles for early stage...
 Asked: 2/27/2015 I was diagnosed with a ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive (a lobular carcinoma in situ and invasive was questionable), stage Ib, grade 2, one...
 Asked: 2/26/2015 I am 52 years old. Diagnosed High grade invasive carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/26/2015 My sister has MBC (Her2 3+) with a few small mets in the liver and bone.
 Asked: 2/25/2015 I am trying to decide if I should get or forgo chemo.
 Asked: 2/21/2015 Why might chemotherapy still be recommended if after a lumpectomy the pathology results show all clean margins?
 Asked: 2/21/2015 64 years old.
 Asked: 2/21/2015 61 year old with Ki67 score of 44, lumpectomy with radiation BRACA negative - clear margins, lymph node negative with HR Positive.
 Asked: 2/20/2015 I had DCIS (mastectomy and radiation, implant reconstruction) in right breast 2006, ILC in left breast 2009 (mastectomy , chemo TAC, radiation and implant...
 Asked: 2/20/2015 Is there research that supports 6 treatments of TC is more effective than 4 treatments for stage 1, no lymph nodes, ER+ breast cancer patients? .
 Asked: 2/19/2015 Hi. I am 51 and was diagnosed with stage II invasive ductal cancer in my right breast.
 Asked: 2/19/2015 My 91-year-old mother-in-law recently had a lumpectomy to have a malignant tumor (detected via mammogram) removed from her left breast.
 Asked: 2/19/2015 I just had breast conservation surgery for breast IDC, grade 2, ER/PR pos, HER2 neg.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 70yo woman, Invasive carcinoma with Ductal & Lobular features, grade 2, 1.1cm.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 My mom was diagnosed last week with Invasive Pleomorphic Lobular Andeocarcinoma Grade 2.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 I have been diagnosed with pT1cN1a. ER + 90% PR -ve <1% HER2 +ve(3+) Ki-67 +ve 28% Ive had a lumpectomy wherein the margins on the lateral side were...
 Asked: 2/14/2015 Double mastectomy and sentinel node dissection with reconstruction, silicone implants with pig skin hammock for left breast invasive 2.5 cm tumor and one lymph node...
 Asked: 2/14/2015 How soon after your bi lateral masectomy can you start your chemo treatments?If it ever too soon.
 Asked: 2/15/2015 Hi, I am 51 and had a BMX 1/16/15.
 Asked: 2/13/2015 I am 45yrs old, had clear mamo and mri (to check fibroid tissue)in June''14, in OCt ''14 found a lump (I swear it appeared over night!).
 Asked: 2/12/2015 Does hormone therapy (5 - 10 years) kill ER+, PR+, HER2- breast cancer cells or just slow down their growth? .
 Asked: 2/13/2015 I am 56, BRCA negative, ER+, PR+, Her2-, 3/30 positive nodes.
 Asked: 2/12/2015 I am 56, BRCA negative, ER+ (95-98%), PR+ (10-15%), HER2-.
 Asked: 2/12/2015 No where have I read that chemo cures Breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/11/2015 51 yo BRCA 1/2 neg, post- menopausal, o/w healthy WF.
 Asked: 2/10/2015 Was wondering why the oncotype test is not performed on positive biopsy speciments? Wouldn''t patients have information sooner about the benefit of chemo if...
 Asked: 2/10/2015 DX IDC TNBC T1c NO. Treatment plan is Cyclophosphamide 600mg/m2 and docetaxel 75mg every 3 weeks x 4 treatments.
 Asked: 2/10/2015 Thanks, I did have the top person doing the IC and she had some trouble, the oncologist said we could do a pic line and...
 Asked: 2/9/2015 I am in England, 47 years old, 5mm mucinous adenocarcinoma that was considered grae 2 with a ki67 of 22% this was attached to 30mm...
 Asked: 2/9/2015 I was diagnosed with DCIS FEb 2012(52 years old).
 Asked: 2/8/2015 I have finished my chemo and radiation, have 3 hercipten treatments left, but I had to have my port removed before it was badly placed...
 Asked: 2/8/2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer & underwent a lumpectomy.
 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?

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