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 Asked: 11/18/2015 I recently tested positive for PALB2 gene mutation (negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2).
 Asked: 11/12/2015 Thanks for answering my question. I don''t think I was specific enough.
 Asked: 11/10/2015 My paternal grandmother died of bilateral breast cancer, at age 30.
 Asked: 11/8/2015 Thanks very much for continuing to help me with my question about risk, family history, evista, and benefits of seeing an oncologist at a high...
 Asked: 11/1/2015 I had a diagnostic mammogram that found calcifications on left breast and something on right breast they think are lymph nodes.
 Asked: 10/29/2015 Thanks very much for answering my question on 10.21.15 about family history, risk, evista, and the benefits of my seeing an oncologist when I have...
 Asked: 10/28/2015 Thankyou for your reply. Just one further question.
 Asked: 10/27/2015 hello, i''m 48 years old. My mother passed away 12 years ago to invasive ductal carcinoma (hormone receptor negative).
 Asked: 10/22/2015 Hello! My maternal grandmother had both breasts removed but we only learned about this after her death, so we have no information about whether she...
 Asked: 10/21/2015 I have family history of breast cancer - mother diagnosed in mid 70''s and doing fine at 80, maternal aunt died of bc post-menopause...
 Asked: 10/21/2015 My maternal aunt was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 87---does this increase my risk?
 Asked: 10/18/2015 My mother was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 48 (died at age 50).
 Asked: 10/8/2015 Hi, you just answered my question about family history and considering double mastectomy at age 31.
 Asked: 10/8/2015 I''m trying to determine if I could be considered "high risk" in terms of needing a double mastectomy.
 Asked: 10/8/2015 I''m 59 and just had lumpectomy for 8mm IDC with .04 cm micromets to 1 of 3 SLN, highly ER and PR + and am awaiting to start radiation.
 Asked: 9/25/2015 I''m trying to understand my risk based on family history.
 Asked: 9/22/2015 Are there any steps a female college student with a family history of breast cancer can take to establish breast health habits that may reduce...
 Asked: 9/18/2015 I have been recently diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/17/2015 My mother developed breast cancer at age 44 after receiving male hormone injections for problems with her periods.
 Asked: 9/14/2015 I am a 39 year old female.
 Asked: 9/12/2015 My paternal grandmother had breast cancer in one breast (that one was removed) and I''m not positive it affected her other breast.
 Asked: 9/8/2015 I have visited a genetics counselor regarding my breast cancer family history.
 Asked: 9/6/2015 My sister, age 50, was diagnosed with stage 1 invasive ductal cell cancer 5/15.
 Asked: 9/2/2015 My friend''s sister had breast cancer at the age of 28, and their mother was also recently diagnosed.
 Asked: 8/26/2015 I have 2 aunts (moms sisters) breast cancer, great aunt on moms side with it.
 Asked: 8/24/2015 I was adopted so I have limited knowledge of family history - however - my biological mom just passed away at the age of 52.
 Asked: 8/12/2015 I just asked about my family history of paternal aunt with triple negative breast cancer died age of 46 tested negative later my paternal grandmother...
 Asked: 8/12/2015 I was wondering about my Family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/29/2015 My two sisters and I have each had breast cancer, with one of them having a recurrence in the same breast.
 Asked: 6/3/2015 I was diagnosed an treated for breast cancer, dcis and stage 1 last year.
 Asked: 5/29/2015 Is breast cancer that is attributable to BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 mutations more aggressive or have a more unfavorable prognosis compared to non mutations.
 Asked: 5/14/2015 Our family has recently begun having a history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/13/2015 My fraternal twin sister was diagnosed at age 42 with IDC BC (ER/PR pos HER 2 -) in 2004 and passed away In 2008.
 Asked: 5/9/2015 I posted this a bit ago and was asked what I meant by NNN--I mean Triple Negative---sorry for the confusion! I have heard that...
 Asked: 5/9/2015 I have heard that the risk for NNN is higher with BRCA1, but also that the risk of NNN even in BRCA 1 goes down...
 Asked: 5/9/2015 My paternal grandfather was diagnosed with breast cancer in his 70s.
 Asked: 5/6/2015 I will be 59 in September, I just found out I am BRCA 1 +.
 Asked: 5/2/2015 I am 39 years old, and I have been diagnosed bilateral breast cancer on march 2014.
 Asked: 4/30/2015 I had a paternal aunt who died of breast cancer, her daughter now has it and didn''t get it till her 60''s .
 Asked: 4/27/2015 I have 3 daughters in their early thirties.
 Asked: 4/26/2015 I was diagnosed in January 2015 with stage 2a invasive ductual carcinoma.
 Asked: 4/22/2015 I am 50 years old, have had annual, normal mammograms for over 10 years and was just told that my most recent mammogram was...
 Asked: 4/20/2015 I have 2 sisters (there are 4 girls in our family) who have breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/15/2015 My mother was diagnosed with Stage 2, Grade 3 breast cancer at age 80.
 Asked: 4/15/2015 I am post menopausal with a 6 mm area of DIC, er+, pr+, her2 - Mother diagnosed with DIC at 79 yrs old, 4 maternal...
 Asked: 4/2/2015 Mother was 63 when she was diagnosed with dcis on her right breast.
 Asked: 3/29/2015 I was diagnosed with DCIS in January, had surgery in Feb.
 Asked: 3/28/2015 My Mother had breast cancer 12 years ago and had a mastectomy.
 Asked: 3/26/2015 Hi, my mom died of an aggressive form of breast cancer at age 47 (premenopausal).
 Asked: 3/18/2015 Awhile ago (I''m not sure how old I was) I''m adopted but I know my biological mother and she had breast cancer along with my...
 Asked: 3/9/2015 The daughter of a pt who had breast cancer received information regarding a seminar that had to do with breast cancer testing.
 Asked: 3/8/2015 When my mom passed at 93 she had a mass on her left breast that had been growing for 20-25 years.
 Asked: 2/23/2015 My maternal grandmother and all 5 of her sisters have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/21/2015 My fathers three sisters have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/17/2015 My half sister from my mother''s side was diagnosed with TNBC recently she is 41.
 Asked: 2/4/2015 My husband is in his late thirties and has a significant family history of BC.
 Asked: 1/31/2015 I tested positive for Braca2 with a 85% chance of developing breast cancer, ovarian and pancreatic cancer.
 Asked: 1/29/2015 I wanted more clarification about what is considered "high risk" family history.
 Asked: 1/21/2015 Hi, I had cancer (stage 2B er/pr + her-) when I was 40 and although I had no family history my oncologist suggested BRCA testing.
 Asked: 1/15/2015 My sister died of breast cancer at 61.
 Asked: 1/7/2015 Because there are genes that we don''t know how to test for yet, does the risk increase for someone when genetic testing shows two findings...
 Asked: 1/5/2015 Hi, I am 20 years old and both my mother and my grandmother were diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40 (both on maternal side).
 Asked: 12/22/2014 I am 48 years old. I have been having regular mammograms.
 Asked: 12/17/2014 sorry after reading more posts, i want to add my first cousin on my fathers side has stage 4 colon cancer.
 Asked: 12/17/2014 I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer 4.5 years ago, age 45.
 Asked: 12/15/2014 I am 54 y.o. and as of last week all my first degree female relatives have been diagnosed with BC.
 Asked: 12/12/2014 my maternal cousin sister and my paternal aunt had been diagnosed with breast cancer my aunt survived but my cousin expired she was only 38...
 Asked: 12/8/2014 age 44, 1st baseline mammogram. mom had breast cancer - stage 0 at age 66 (possibly due to taking estrogen for 20 yrs after having a hysterectomy).
 Asked: 12/7/2014 of all of my extensive research into this "BEAST" as i call it- my big sis lost her 3+ yr battle with stage IV ibc on March 29, 2013.
 Asked: 12/7/2014 I was diagnosed with stage 2B Ductal Breast cancer - ER+, PR+, HER 2+, node negative.
 Asked: 12/6/2014 My daughter has just been diagnosed with a 9mm tumor estrogen positive and slow growing breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/2/2014 I have an adopted daughter who just found her sister and received the news of there being breast cancer on both paternal and maternal sides...
 Asked: 11/18/2014 I was dx''d in 8/2014 with invasive ductal carcina.
 Asked: 11/13/2014 I am 47 years old,have been diagnosed with solid 7 mm DCIS grade 3 with comedo necrosis.After the lumpectomy my genetic test has returned BRCA2...
 Asked: 11/6/2014 I had her2+ breast cancer at 46.
 Asked: 11/3/2014 I have had a lumpectomy 18 months ago.(age 58) which showed to be benign.
 Asked: 10/28/2014 Hi - I recently found out my paternal family history.
 Asked: 10/25/2014 Thank you so much for this website.
 Asked: 10/23/2014 Hello. My mother had two children from her first marriage male and female.
 Asked: 10/22/2014 What is a high risk specialist? Do I have to be designated as "high risk" by another doctor before I can see one or can...
 Asked: 10/20/2014 I had a double mastectomy and am undergoing expansion.
 Asked: 10/19/2014 My mother passed at 71 yrs. with Breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/16/2014 My 59 year old twin sister was just diagnoised with triple negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 Recent genetic testing shows I have a BRCA2 "variant of unknown significance." Am I correct in my understanding that this means a mutation is present...
 Asked: 9/26/2014 Family history of breast cancer. Mother and paternal aunt survived breast cancer in their 50s Both my mom and aunt chose mastectomy.
 Asked: 9/23/2014 80YO Caucasian Mother just diagnosed with TNBC Invasive Ductal II High Grade.
 Asked: 9/6/2014 I have a paternal aunt that passed away from breast cancer at age 55.
 Asked: 9/1/2014 Hello. I had a bilateral breast cancer at 42, about a year ago.
 Asked: 8/26/2014 Hi Lillie, one more question....(thank you so much for your response last week!) My mom is seeing a genetic counselor and said that the...
 Asked: 8/23/2014 I''m not sure I''m posting this in the correct place.
 Asked: 8/21/2014 My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was in her mid 60s.
 Asked: 8/18/2014 My 43 year old sister was just diagnosed with IDC TNBC and tested BRCA negative.
 Asked: 8/11/2014 Hi, you have helped me out with many Questions I have sent you.
 Asked: 8/4/2014 Lillie, you have so much common sense.
 Asked: 7/24/2014 hello. my husbands sister has just been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer two days ago.
 Asked: 7/19/2014 I have been diagnosed and treated for endometrial adenocarcinoma @ 41 and DCIS now @ 61.
 Asked: 7/18/2014 My sister had breast cancer at age 52 and was premenopausal.
 Asked: 7/18/2014 My mother had breast cancer at age 27 requiring a radical mastectomy.
 Asked: 7/10/2014 I''m concerned about my family history. Maternal grandmother''s sister died of breast cancer in her 70s.
 Asked: 7/8/2014 Hi, I have contacted you many times and you''ve given great information.

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