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 Asked: 7/8/2014 Hi, I have contacted you many times and you''ve given great information.
 Asked: 7/6/2014 My mother was diagnosed with bilateral IDC at age 67.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 subcentimeter foci of the nodular parenchyma in rt breast shown on mamo.I also seem to have cysts in my liver and lessons along with a...
 Asked: 5/29/2014 hi , i belongs from pakistan . blood drops comes from my mother right breast nipple .
 Asked: 5/23/2014 Is there a relationship between breast cancer and other cancers? I ask because my paternal grandmother had breast cancer (died at age 40 --...
 Asked: 5/22/2014 My mother is 36 and her doctor just found breast cancer in her left breast.
 Asked: 5/21/2014 Hi,I did send you a msg a while ago and you were great answering my ?My mom finally faxed me her Braca1 Braca 2 results.It...
 Asked: 5/14/2014 I am 65 and had breast cancer surgery last year.
 Asked: 4/28/2014 My mother, sister, mother''s sister died of breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/27/2014 My mother had breast cancer and a mastectomy at 48.
 Asked: 4/25/2014 Tks A lot for yr website. My sister was Dx DCIS recently.
 Asked: 4/24/2014 My mother had breast cancer 12 years ago (non-invasive ductal carcinoma).
 Asked: 4/8/2014 My grandmother died from BC at age 70.
 Asked: 3/14/2014 Hello, I am 46 years old. I recently had my annual ultrasound and mammogram .
 Asked: 3/9/2014 Both of my daughters, ages 29 &31, have the BRCA 1 gene mutation.
 Asked: 3/7/2014 I have 1 great aunt 2 maternal aunts, one niece, and 1 maternal cousin with breast cancer what is my chance of getting it.
 Asked: 2/27/2014 my sister was recently diagnosed with her2+ and brca1+Ki-67, and ER+ should I be tested? what are these cancers?
 Asked: 2/26/2014 My grandmother died from cancer at the age of 30, when my mother was 10.
 Asked: 2/24/2014 3 weeks ago i found a lump 1 week before my period but the lump went away and now it happened again a lump is...
 Asked: 2/23/2014 Hello, My internist suggested that i get a a braci test since my mom her sister and brother died of breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/19/2014 My mom who is 67 and was diag/bc about 4 yrs ago.
 Asked: 2/19/2014 Hi there, I have 2 sisters who''ve gone through breast cancer and now a niece who is only 43.
 Asked: 2/13/2014 I was treated in 1994 by Dr.
 Asked: 2/11/2014 My 74 yo mother was just diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma yesterday--not sure exactly what kind yet.
 Asked: 1/28/2014 My mother and her sister both had breast cancer at the age of 65 and both took hormone replacement.
 Asked: 1/22/2014 I was diagnosed with invasive ducal carcinoma 7mm and had a Lumpectomy 2 years ago almost in the same spot 4 mm and had Radiation...
 Asked: 1/16/2014 I am a 63 year old woman whose daughter was recently diagnosed with stage1 100% ER and PR+ HER- breast cancer...
 Asked: 1/15/2014 My sister (different mother) found a lump in her breast.
 Asked: 1/15/2014 My Mother was diagnosed on Nov 15 2012 with Triple Negative Breast Cancer and died on November 4, 2013 from it.
 Asked: 1/14/2014 My mom got diagnosed with inflammatory best cancer when I was in the 2nd grade, she passed away when I was in the 8th.
 Asked: 1/14/2014 My mother was diagnosed at 52 with Er+, PR-, Her2/Neu negative invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 12/31/2013 My sister (44 yo) was just diagnosed with HER 2 stage 4 breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/30/2013 My Father''s sister died of breast cancer at the age of 35.
 Asked: 12/26/2013 do you think that cancer is only genetically passed on?
 Asked: 12/8/2013 If my sister had BRACA I and BRACA II testing done & results were negative, should I have the testing also? We both have had breast cancer..
 Asked: 12/7/2013 My maternal grandmother had stage 1 breast cancer in 1997 and my maternal aunt just started radiation for stage 1 breast cancer at age 59.
 Asked: 11/29/2013 my mum was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 41 and passed away from it.
 Asked: 11/19/2013 My little sister was diagnosed with TNBC at age 30.
 Asked: 11/18/2013 Most of my family members have passed away of mom has passed away of cancer at age 31 Diagnosed in her early 20''s..I''m 23...
 Asked: 11/13/2013 I have been found positive for a the NBN gene mutation.
 Asked: 11/9/2013 My Mother was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer at age 60.
 Asked: 11/6/2013 my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer a few days ago.
 Asked: 11/2/2013 Following up from my question re IBC...
 Asked: 11/1/2013 Hi, my mother was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer at 47 and again at 48 and decreased at 50.
 Asked: 10/29/2013 my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 29 in 1964.
 Asked: 10/28/2013 Mom was diagnosed earlier this month Idc stage 4! I had 1st mammo 2 wks ago and 15 mm cluster of microcal indeterminate! Breast spec...
 Asked: 10/25/2013 my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 triple negative breast cancer at age 61.
 Asked: 10/23/2013 My mother died of breast cancer at 53, my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer at 53 (5 year survivor), my sister in law has stage 4 breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/23/2013 Hi, Sorry, my question was not clear enough.
 Asked: 10/22/2013 My daughter''s (and unborn daughter''s) father''s mother and grandmother had breast cancer and past away younger than 50 years old.
 Asked: 10/22/2013 My mother has breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/21/2013 Every woman on my mother''s side has had breast cancer except for my mom.
 Asked: 10/21/2013 I am 36. My mom had breast cancer at 33, again at 38 and again at 60 but she tested negative the gene.
 Asked: 10/7/2013 My mother was diagnosed BC at age 60 - Stage 1.
 Asked: 10/4/2013 I am 42, diagnosed twice now with breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/1/2013 My mother had er+ bc at 66 and passed away at age 73 from it.
 Asked: 9/28/2013 Is DCIS hereditary?
 Asked: 9/6/2013 I have been reading studies lately on the link between Triple Negative and BRAC 1, and the link between BC (Brac 1) and pancreatic cancer.
 Asked: 9/5/2013 I have a sister (age 58) that was just diagnoised with triple negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/3/2013 My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 52 and again at age 63 (1st time lumpectomy and radiation, 2 nd time bilateral mastectomy,...
 Asked: 9/1/2013 Hello, My sister and I had breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/28/2013 Hi, my mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer at 48 (single mastectomy, cancer in 36 lymph nodes), reoccurrence in other breast at 49...
 Asked: 8/26/2013 My mother had BR CA @38. 9 out of 14 nodes were pos.
 Asked: 8/23/2013 Hi! I am considering using an egg donor to have a child and the donor''s mother has had hormone sensitive lobular breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/19/2013 Two part question: 1) Does a blood sample provide more accurate results than a salivary sample in regards to the breast cancer gene? ...
 Asked: 8/17/2013 I''m 18 yrs old and have once been diagnosed with breast fibroadenoma and had it surgically removed.
 Asked: 8/4/2013 My sister just diagnosed, should I now get screened??
 Asked: 7/21/2013 My mother died of breast cancer at age 60 diagnosed around 50 , I have fibrocystic breast also ductal excision for multiple papillomas, two benign...
 Asked: 7/18/2013 Hi. I am a 48 year old female, I had a mammo a month ago, they saw something and did a diagnostic mammo, then biopsy which came back as adh ,then did a lumpectomy the adh came back as clear margins even though they could not locate the wire marker, but it also showed Alh .am wondering if this alone would make me high risk? Then I did some family research and found out that there were breast cancers in my family, that I know of 1 cousin, she tested neg for brca , but had a mastectomy .
 Asked: 7/12/2013 My maternal great-aunt (grandmother''s sister), two maternal aunts, and now my maternal grandmother have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last two years? I have...
 Asked: 7/11/2013 Mother had breast cancer at age 65.
 Asked: 6/21/2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 38 and had a recurrence at age 48.
 Asked: 6/6/2013 Hi, I am 57 years old with an identical twin sister who had ductal adenocarcinoma in 2001 and a second primary diagnosed in 2012.
 Asked: 5/31/2013 I am scheduled for an (Open) Excisional biopsy since when I had my biopsies previously they discovered "Sections show needle core biopsies of fibrofatty breast...
 Asked: 5/30/2013 Is non-hormone receptive the same as triple negative cancer? I recently found out that my mom''s breast cancer was non-hormone receptive and she was diagnosed...
 Asked: 5/16/2013 Both my aunt and grandmother on my fathers side had breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/9/2013 i was just dignosed with invasive ductal carsinoma stage 2 and i had lukemia all as a chlld i under went chemo and radiation...
 Asked: 5/7/2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 48, and my 20 year old daughter just recently went to a doctor where I am being treated...
 Asked: 4/30/2013 I have asked you several questions in the last few years since all that has happened to me, and I thought the questions were over.
 Asked: 4/27/2013 Is it important that my female first cousins know about my breast cancer diagnosis? There have been other types of cancer, but no breast cancer,...
 Asked: 4/18/2013 I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at 60.
 Asked: 4/11/2013 Hi, I am a 35 year old male.
 Asked: 4/10/2013 So.. radiation does not "kill" the "remaining" microscopic cancerous cells?? All it does is to stun the tissue so that a "new" cancer cell cannot grow in the future? I thought radiation were rays/beams that burned and killed the "existing" cancer cells left over from surgery (whatever surgery failed to take out) so that they will die and stop growing or spreading...
 Asked: 4/9/2013 Thank you. But my oncologist has a different perspective from my genetic counselor.
 Asked: 4/9/2013 Hello. I was diagnosed with TNBC.
 Asked: 3/7/2013 My family members Breast cancer recurred after 20 yrs.
 Asked: 2/23/2013 49 yrs old pre-menopausal. Undergoing neoadjuvant chemo for stage 2B breast cancer, brca2 deleterious gene mutation.
 Asked: 2/17/2013 Sun, Feb 17, 2013 4:23 pm Back in 1976 at the age of 26 I had a radical left mastectomy, had tram flap in 2008 with...
 Asked: 2/17/2013 I have the BCRA2 gene and have chosen to get a double mastocmy.
 Asked: 2/17/2013 I have had two breast cancers with no real negative behaviors except being a little overweight....I have one son.
 Asked: 2/13/2013 Hi, Lillie. You may remember me from last year, when my sister Carol died of breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/29/2013 Dec 2011 diagnosed DCIS stage 0, then two lumpectomies Jan & April 12.
 Asked: 1/16/2013 I am in my mid 30"s. I have 2 aunts and a first cousin who have had/have breast cancer and 1 aunt with ovarian.
 Asked: 1/7/2013 My mother has breast cancer, her sister died from breast cancer,my cousin,and two aunts on my fathers side have breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/2/2013 I recently was told I have breast cancer and that the size is 11mm .
 Asked: 12/29/2012 My older sister was diagnosed with high grade and large focus of DCIS at the age of 58.
 Asked: 11/30/2012 i was recently dx''d with dcis ,had a bil masecetomy, lymph node neg and clear margins er+pr+.
 Asked: 10/30/2012 I am a 14 mo survivor of a stage 1, grade 1.
 Asked: 10/24/2012 I am almost 2 years out from a Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis.

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