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 Asked: 7/21/2016 What is your opinion on taking Milk Thistle for my relative who has stage 4 er positive breast cancer that has metastasized go the...
 Asked: 6/27/2016 I had an LCIS diagnosis and I''m now taking tamoxifen to reduce breast cancer risk.
 Asked: 6/26/2016 Dear prof. Hopkins, First of all, I''m really appreciated your time and effort for patients who are in pain. When my mother first found her breast cancer, the doctor said the tumor was about 2.1cm (HUR2).
 Asked: 6/24/2016 Are phytoestrogens good for ER t PR t breast cancer? There''s lots of conflicting evidence out there.
 Asked: 6/6/2016 I am a 75 year old women with a strong family history of breast cancer who had a contralateral mastectomy 2 years ago because of...
 Asked: 6/6/2016 I suffered from breast cancer (ER/PR-positive) four years ago.
 Asked: 5/19/2016 I have stage four metastatic estrogen positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/13/2016 Is it alright to take 250mgs of milk thistle while taking arimidex for breast cancer?
 Asked: 5/9/2016 Can I take milk thistle while on tamoxifen?
 Asked: 4/27/2016 can you take Vyvanse while taking Tamoxifen?
 Asked: 4/22/2016 Is it safe to take Turmeric with Tamoxifen?
 Asked: 4/19/2016 I''ve completed treatment for stage IIA breast cancer, and I am now on arimidex.
 Asked: 4/13/2016 Is AHCC helpful in mediating the side effects of chemo? If so, are there circumstances when it is not safe to use?
 Asked: 4/11/2016 For a stage 1a patient is it ok to take Calcium and magnesium recomended by endocrinologist for Hashimoto desease with Tamoxifen? Does it interfere with...
 Asked: 4/3/2016 I take arimidex ( adjuvant ) and have been advised to take wheatgrass in addition. I have 2 questions: Is there any proven efficacy of wheatgrass ? Is...
 Asked: 4/3/2016 I have been taking Tamoxifen for 2 years but feel mildly depressed with no energy.
 Asked: 4/2/2016 Can I take 400 mg of Hibiscus Extract 3 times daily with meals while I''m on tomaxafin? I had stage 1A breast cancer 2 years ago..
 Asked: 3/17/2016 Can supplements in any way influence treatment with Tamoxifen? They are plant extract, so this can''t be dangerous. What do you think? Thanks..
 Asked: 3/13/2016 Hello, I have ALH, estrogen positive. I was wondering if Magnesium supplements were safe for me to take.
 Asked: 3/6/2016 I was wondering if it is a good idea to take supplements during my Tamoxifen therapy.
 Asked: 2/29/2016 Is it safe to take 5-HTP while taking Tamaxifen.
 Asked: 2/22/2016 I have been on Anastrozole for 3 weeks after stopping tamoxifen that I was on for 5 years.
 Asked: 2/16/2016 I''ve been experiencing joint pain from taking exemestane for 1 year, and I also have a previous condition in my hips.
 Asked: 2/16/2016 What exactly is I3C? My Naturalalpathic Physician recommended the I3C.
 Asked: 2/15/2016 Can IC3 be used to deal with estrogen driven breast cancer?
 Asked: 2/3/2016 Are Essential Oils safe to use for treatment of non-related symptoms, in general and while using Anastrozole?
 Asked: 2/1/2016 How many cups of brassica tea per day are recommended for prevention of recurrence?
 Asked: 1/28/2016 Does berberine interact with anastrozole?
 Asked: 1/22/2016 i have stage two breast cancer is it okay to use lemon balm cream for pain and sleep issues.
 Asked: 1/13/2016 My Question is about broccoli seed extract (OncoPlex) Xymogen EP which is patented by Johns Hopkins.
 Asked: 1/5/2016 Can you take Zinc lozenges while on Tamoxifen?
 Asked: 11/28/2015 is one expresso daily allowable with herceptin? a glass of wine? just ended 8 weeks taxol+herceptin, starting herceptin everty three weeks over 8 months
 Asked: 11/15/2015 i have been on tamoxifen for almost 4 years.
 Asked: 10/29/2015 I was diagnosed with ER+/PR+/HER+ early stage BC, with minor lymph node involvement in 2003 and finished treatment in 2005.
 Asked: 10/9/2015 Can chaga tea or sheep sorrel tea be taken while on the CAPTEM regimen for neuroendocrine Stage IV cancer?
 Asked: 9/3/2015 I recently finished radiation therapy for Stage 2a hormone receptor positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/27/2015 Am trying to find the vitamin k content in Brassica Tea.
 Asked: 8/25/2015 What is rationale behind the low calorie/low fat diet? Is it loss weight? Or exagenious estradiol and inflammatory substances stored in fat? Is it OK to...
 Asked: 8/25/2015 Hi I hope you can help me out .
 Asked: 8/21/2015 Is it ok to drink brassica tea before, during, and after chemo? Same for radiation? How much should you drink? Also, how does it help exactly?
 Asked: 8/11/2015 Is it okay to take Vit. D3 50000 mg, Calcium and Magnesium during chemo.- My Vit.
 Asked: 8/10/2015 Is it safe to use Wheatgrass while on Letrezole ?
 Asked: 8/8/2015 Gyn wants to start me on Adrenevive for fatigue from Arimidex.
 Asked: 8/8/2015 I have read that DHEA may decrease effectiveness of AIs.
 Asked: 8/2/2015 pawpaw for colorectal cancer? .
 Asked: 7/27/2015 Hello, I was diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma I wanted to ask if it there is any evidence that transfer factors work to boost the...
 Asked: 7/13/2015 I am a little puzzled about the prescribing of Arimedex after my lumpetomy and radiation.
 Asked: 7/12/2015 Is it safe to take DIM supplement with arimidex.
 Asked: 7/5/2015 Hello, my mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer 6 years ago, stage III.
 Asked: 6/6/2015 I am taking 1 anastrozole 1mg.
 Asked: 6/4/2015 Can Prolia cause odd bone growths? .
 Asked: 5/31/2015 Not sure were to put this but I was wondering if you give Zometa(or other osteoporosis drugs) to all your patients- not for bone health-...
 Asked: 5/5/2015 I have been diagnosed with grade 1 ER+,PR+, HER2- IDC and am scheduled for a lumpectomy in about a week.
 Asked: 4/24/2015 I''ve been searching high and low for broccosprouts in MD recently.
 Asked: 4/13/2015 I am taking apricot seeds B-17 and have been prescribed Femara 2.5 mg.
 Asked: 4/6/2015 What is your advice on flaxseed consumption and ER positive breast cancer? .
 Asked: 4/2/2015 I read a study that modified citrus pectin can block Galectin-3 and inhibit cancer progression.
 Asked: 3/23/2015 Are there benefits to drinking lemon grass tea while undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer?
 Asked: 2/2/2015 I have heard that some breast cancer patients are taking high doses of Vitamin C supplements.
 Asked: 1/22/2015 I am taking Tamoxifen for 6months after lumpectomy and radiation for IDC left breast and 1 node removed with micromets.
 Asked: 1/5/2015 is it possible to take aromazin and Essiac capsules?
 Asked: 1/5/2015 I am getting herceptin and perjeta infusions every 3 weeks.
 Asked: 12/29/2014 Does Letrozole cause neutropenia ?
 Asked: 12/29/2014 I was diagnosed July 2009 at the age of 34 with stage one, 1.5 cm er100%pr100%.
 Asked: 12/16/2014 which vegetable and fruit are ok to eat and which are to avoid when on trastuzumab and pertuzumab.
 Asked: 12/16/2014 Contraindications of Pertuzamub and Curcumin (patient is treated for breast cancer by chemotherapy (newly diagnoses).
 Asked: 12/8/2014 Iam ER-,PR+ 10%, HER+++. I am struggling with the decision as to whether it would be benefical for me to take Arimidex.
 Asked: 12/8/2014 Can aspirin be taken with aromazin?
 Asked: 12/4/2014 Can quercetin be taken with arimidex?
 Asked: 12/3/2014 Does melatonin have any effect on Arimidex? .
 Asked: 11/10/2014 Hello! i have breast cancer, idc and i will soon complete my treatment.
 Asked: 10/13/2014 Bi-lateral mastectomy with TEs after second diagnosis (7 years after first).
 Asked: 10/5/2014 Nov.2013 my wife was diagnosed with stage 2a TNBC with approximate 2cm primary tumor while ultrasound revealed no lymph node involvement in axillary nodes. She was...
 Asked: 9/28/2014 Can I take resveratrol when I''m on herceptin and just about to get a mastectomy and radiotherapy..
 Asked: 9/22/2014 are hemp hearts safe and are they estrogenic.
 Asked: 9/14/2014 Can I safely use Tea with lemon balm and valerian before bedtime? I am taking Tamoxifen for breast cancer.l Thanks so much for response..
 Asked: 8/26/2014 Can i take reishi while taking tamoxifen for a breast cancer?
 Asked: 8/24/2014 Hi, I have stage iii invasive lobular breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/18/2014 should I take cholecalciferal 1.25mg (vitamin d) monthly while on arimidex and completing herceptin infusions (up to 11 of 17). Many thanks .
 Asked: 8/4/2014 While on Herceptin and Arimidex is it advised to stop taking antioxidant supplements.
 Asked: 7/26/2014 Onc doc had me on aromatase inhibitor and I was completely sleepless and had tsunami night sweats.
 Asked: 7/19/2014 Hello - is it safe to take Guanabana tea whilst I am on Herceptin and Pertuzumab - both of which are targetted breast cancer drugs.
 Asked: 7/11/2014 I am a 50 year old woman, been put in a very high risk catogory for breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/8/2014 Do enzymes with rose hips, and fennel, and protease affect ER+/PR+ 80% Breast cancer? .
 Asked: 7/3/2014 Are any studies available on Berberine and Tamoxifin? Thank you.
 Asked: 6/19/2014 Should cancer patients(particularly metastatic breast cancer) stay away from supplements that contain Vitamin B-12 and folic acid? And if so,what dosages are dangerous? Thank you
 Asked: 6/17/2014 For stage 2A, HER2+ breast cancer, after mastectomy, is it safe to opt for High dose Vitamin C thru IV instead of chemo + herceptin...
 Asked: 6/16/2014 Does NAC protect cancer cells? If so, at what dosage? Would 260 mg of NAC a day be harmful to a metastatic breast cancer to bones patient?
 Asked: 6/10/2014 Can one(a male) who is on tamoxifen for metastatic breast cancer (from one breast)that spread to bones take Iodoral 12.5 mg without any dangerous...
 Asked: 6/10/2014 Is there an ioderl and tamoxifen interaction?
 Asked: 5/22/2014 Are you familiar with GcMAF as an alternative breast cancer treatment instead of the traditional approach of surgery, radiation and chemo? Would you prescribe this?..
 Asked: 5/12/2014 Hello I saw the question on vitamin d.
 Asked: 4/29/2014 Is it alright to take the following supplments along with Tamoxifen after surgery for ER/PR+, HER- breast cancer: Rosehip powder, Ginseng and Turmeric
 Asked: 4/24/2014 So, 2.5+ cm IDC, no calcifications present, ER/PR+Her2-, sentinal node + but 10 auxila nodes were -.
 Asked: 4/20/2014 is it okay to take vitamin b complex if i am taking anastrozole.
 Asked: 4/18/2014 My oncologist ordered twice yearly calcium shots because I am taking Letrozole.
 Asked: 4/14/2014 Is it safe to take one 1000 mg milk thistle while on tamoxifen? I ask becasue milk thistle is a liver protectant (science based evidence)...
 Asked: 4/10/2014 Is it safe to take 5-HTP while on Tamoxifen ?

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