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 Asked: 11/19/2018 If Lillie Shockney has retired, please update this website to reflect the name and credentials of who is answering the questions. Thank you.
 Asked: 10/9/2018 Lillie, I didn''t know where to put this.
 Asked: 10/9/2018 Dear Lillie, So, you are going to retire after 36 years! A career that has helped thousands of patients.
 Asked: 10/1/2018 I was diagnosed, had my surgery and have been followed at the Avon Center on Caroline Street in Baltimore since 2006.
 Asked: 3/23/2018 I was diagnosed in May with DCIS with Sterotactic biopsies.
 Asked: 3/20/2018 hearing about Olivia Newton John''s cancer reoccurrence after 25 years has me worried!!! I''m a 21 year breast cancer survivor now having low back pain...
 Asked: 2/21/2018 I really PRIZE this resource and have navigated some hard years through it with good support.
 Asked: 1/2/2018 Dear Lillie, Happy New Year. Thank you for the best support system for breast cancer patients.
 Asked: 11/26/2017 Hi Lillie, I just wanted to give you a big hug for all that you do for each and everyone of us out here going through our journey of breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/2/2017 Hello. I was dz with angiosarcoma of r breast on Sept 20.
 Asked: 9/28/2017 Kaiser patients will not be receiving care at Johns Hopkins they are collaborating together on BEST PRACTICE.
 Asked: 9/28/2017 Johns Hopkins is apparently coventuring with Mid Atlantic Kaiser HMO.
 Asked: 9/28/2017 Johns Hopkins is apparently coventuring with Mid Atlantic Kaiser HMO.
 Asked: 8/25/2017 I am a 65 year old JH patient and have recently been diagnosed with HER2+, Stage 1A, Grade 2, ER/PR+ breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/18/2017 Is 3D ABUS yet available at the Hopkins Breast Center? (Last year you answered that is was not.) If not, why not?
 Asked: 7/28/2017 If you have a Bi-Rads 5 as an assessment category ..
 Asked: 7/28/2017 How long does it take to get a lumpectomy and lymph node pathology report? I had surgery last Friday and am getting anxious.
 Asked: 7/9/2017 I am a nurse in Cameroon who recently develped passion for breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 How do I go about getting a Breast Care navigator? I saw the surgeon yesterday but nothing was mentioned.
 Asked: 6/13/2017 ake an appointment at Hopkins, but I am having trouble.
 Asked: 6/5/2017 Dear Lillie, Thank you for answering questions I recently asked for my wife.
 Asked: 5/30/2017 Hi Lillie......just a little unnerved that Olivia Newton John had a recurrence after 25 years to a stage IV? I was young when DXed...
 Asked: 5/30/2017 Dear Lilie Just i need to know how can i get Brassica tea..
 Asked: 5/12/2017 Don''t know where to ask this...Is Artemis still in action? Always check it out to keep up.
 Asked: 5/2/2017 Hi Lillie, Just wanted to take a moment and say thank you, and tell you how very much you are loved and appreciated by so many!!!..
 Asked: 4/14/2017 Hi Lillie, I don''t think one can ever be thanked too much for their kindness and respect for others in need, so thank you again.
 Asked: 4/13/2017 Hi Lillie, today I will be getting chemo #2.
 Asked: 4/13/2017 I have had a bi-lateral mastectomy with several malignant lymph nodes.
 Asked: 4/13/2017 Hi, I recently had breast reconstruction and it did not go well.
 Asked: 4/2/2017 Hi, I just want to thank you for having such an informative sitelementary.
 Asked: 3/22/2017 Does Vitamin C Supplement affect or suppress the effectiveness of Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 3/21/2017 Hi I had breast cancer almost six years ago.
 Asked: 3/16/2017 Lillie, no question, just a comment. Tomorrow is my 2-year anniversary since my lx for IDC Stage 1, Grade 1, 8mm, ER/PR+, HER2-, no nodes involved.
 Asked: 11/25/2016 Lillie, On behalf of the millions of women that you have helped over the years with your caring expertise, I want to say how thankful...
 Asked: 11/23/2016 There are certain benefits to breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/15/2016 Just have to tell you how helpful it has been to be connected here.
 Asked: 10/27/2016 I have had surgery and radiation for invasive breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/26/2016 Without your Q&A service I would have gone insane.
 Asked: 9/17/2016 IF I sent my before and after MRI images to your center could you verify that the correct area was biopsied? .
 Asked: 9/8/2016 I called the number listed for getting a second opinion from breast surgery.
 Asked: 7/29/2016 Not a question..... I asked several questions over the last 3 months and I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have someone answer my...
 Asked: 7/24/2016 I was diagnosed with high nuclear grade dcis with microcalcifications.
 Asked: 7/19/2016 This is a follow-up from my question yesterday regarding a second opinion on my imaging.
 Asked: 7/19/2016 Over the past 7 months, I have had in the same quarter of the same breast: 3 core biopsies, one surgical biopsy, many mammograms and...
 Asked: 7/12/2016 I have been looking at the website but cannot find this answer.
 Asked: 6/25/2016 Hi, I would like to get a 2nd opinion from Hopkins on my recent mammo, ultrasound, and core needle biopsy.
 Asked: 6/7/2016 Do you read screening mamograms while the patient waits? I have them done at another facility and find it highly stressful to wait for the letter''.
 Asked: 5/21/2016 I have really appreciated your responses to my questions.
 Asked: 4/18/2016 Lilie just wanna ask u if there is a chart or anything that predicts recurrence rate like oncotype Dx..
 Asked: 4/6/2016 I understand Curcumin is very good to take since I had breast cancer but I am taking Letrozole the estrogen blocker drug.
 Asked: 3/29/2016 May 2015 diagnosed with r breast cancer, 70yo,1A, 2cm, er+, pr-,her-,no node involvement, oncotype score 18.
 Asked: 3/6/2016 In the past I have been a patient of Dr.
 Asked: 2/28/2016 Your answers have been an important anchor for my mental health in my dcis journey - which is going forward really well (knock on wood!).
 Asked: 2/2/2016 Wonderful! How about brachytherapy, specifically interstitial?
 Asked: 2/1/2016 Is chemotherapy (herceptin, etc) available at Greenspring Station?
 Asked: 1/18/2016 This website is the best website for getting answers about breast issues.
 Asked: 10/16/2015 Dear Lillie, After trying to decipher a pathology report by wading through any available information I found on the web, I contacted you.
 Asked: 10/5/2015 Who really answers the questions on your website? .
 Asked: 9/14/2015 I have asked you many questions and you have always helped me understand what''s been going on with my mom.She has bc that metastized to...
 Asked: 7/21/2015 This is not a question - it is a result that finally came back today.
 Asked: 7/20/2015 Hi Lillie: Update: Have written you twice before.
 Asked: 7/14/2015 Truly impressed with your work and accomplishments.
 Asked: 7/7/2015 Kudos to the editors of the July 2015 issue of Artemis which I received by email recently.
 Asked: 6/28/2015 Lily, the search capability is fabulous! I''ve been laboriously scrolling through several years of questions to find answers that are now much, much easier! Would you...
 Asked: 6/19/2015 Thank you for providing an outstanding service.
 Asked: 5/18/2015 I don''t have a question I just have a comment.
 Asked: 5/15/2015 I was sent a lengthy report that said it was written by John Hopkins, it stated they have done clinical''s on not giving women with...
 Asked: 5/13/2015 Hi Lillie: I am coming for a consultation next month and took your advice and asked for my CT scan to be done on the same day (since I live in FL).
 Asked: 5/9/2015 How long can one have Paget''s disease before it starts showing symptoms?
 Asked: 4/14/2015 Hi, thank you for your reply regarding rereading my mammogram.
 Asked: 4/14/2015 Hi, I would like to know if JH would re- read my mammogram.
 Asked: 4/13/2015 Hi Lillie Shockney and Co. Just wanted to drop you a line that my 2012 Stage 3BC treated with TCH, that turned into Stage 4 Mets ( chest wall,radiated breast scar skin,nodes) which was treated Jan-April 2015 with TPH ( with a second opionion at JH in full remission again!...Still on PH indefinately or until it stops working....Have 2nd port installed end of April, as had the last one removed in June 14 2014along with propylactic mast as I was NED then.
 Asked: 3/23/2015 I just want to say many Thanks Teresa the manager of the breast imaging radiology department for your extra kind and your help for...
 Asked: 3/19/2015 Just wanted to say, "Thank you" for answering the questions that I had.
 Asked: 2/22/2015 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: 2/21/2015 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: 2/15/2015 Lillie: I tried to submit this comment via but the webpage wouldn''t open.
 Asked: 2/9/2015 I recently subscribed to Artemis and wanted to thank you for putting these very helpful materials together.
 Asked: 1/29/2015 I feel so fortunate to have my questions answered by someone who is so knowledgeable and helpful.
 Asked: 1/28/2015 I am 50 with recent bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 1/22/2015 next Mets retreat? I would like to attend with spouse after my current treatment ( chemo 1 for local/regional recurrence..
 Asked: 1/22/2015 Hi Lillie, Thanks for all your help and getting a second opionion in BLT. In active treatment for recurrence( Mets) chestwall/ axila..All going well so far
 Asked: 1/22/2015 Not a question, just a big thank you! You are an angel, absolutely amazing...
 Asked: 1/17/2015 We have a close friend who has undergone breast cancer surgery.
 Asked: 9/3/2014 This is not a question…Thank you so, so much for your help in answering my question today..
 Asked: 8/24/2014 I read that a woman can get an apt with a breast surgical oncologist within 24 hours which is awesome.
 Asked: 8/19/2014 I m 26 years having a cyst measure 2.2 x 1.8x2.5 cm in Rht .there I echogenic mural .no internal vascular,no mass lesion ,cyst .
 Asked: 8/16/2014 I would like to ask a question about metastatic cancer which is not about breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/10/2014 Can I get a second opinion about just being diagnosed with having ductal carcinoma in situ in my left breast?
 Asked: 7/23/2014 I live in another state and would like to come to John Hopkins for reconstruction consultation.
 Asked: 7/23/2014 Can I get a large, benign cyst removed at your center or are you only concerned with suspicious findings and cancer? It''s painful enough...
 Asked: 7/20/2014 My comment is on the intrusiveness of the unwanted and uninvited "survivor volunteers" the JHH Avon Breast Center places in the patient room at the...
 Asked: 7/16/2014 Dear I''m a master student who is studying in Brunel university (London) now.
 Asked: 7/6/2014 Lillie and others- Thank you- YOU ARE AWESOME! You provide a much needed service with your online "ask an expert" forum, and it is evident...
 Asked: 7/1/2014 How long does it take for the pathology report from a lumpectomy to be completed and then the doctor to contact the patient with the results?
 Asked: 6/15/2014 I had my initial mammogram, excisional biopsy and pathology report done at another hospital.
 Asked: 6/15/2014 Dear Dr. I am Iranian and i live In Iran now.
 Asked: 6/2/2014 I am diagnosed with a single DCIS area and have my pathology report.
 Asked: 6/2/2014 I don''t live in the Hopkins area.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 How long would it take to get an appointment for a consultation if diagnosed with breast cancer?

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