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Concerns about Breast Cancer Family History
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 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.
 Asked: 10/17/2012 My biological mother had breast cancer. I am not certain her age at the time of diagnosis but think it was 40.
 Asked: 10/15/2012 My sister was dx last year with tnbc and tested brca2+ I too tested positive for this genetic mutation.
 Asked: 10/15/2012 Mother just diagnosed with breast cancer and no family history or risks.
 Asked: 10/14/2012 My mother passed from Bc and my sister also had Bc.
 Asked: 10/14/2012 51 yr female with IDC no family history breast cancer or cancer.
 Asked: 10/14/2012 Hello, Am 51 yr. Old dx with IDC 1.4 cm.
 Asked: 9/24/2012 I am the fourth person in my immediate family of seven to get cancer.
 Asked: 9/12/2012 Good Morning, my Grandmother died of breast cancer 42 years ago, My Mom was just diagnosed with stage 2, and my sister with stage 0.
 Asked: 8/14/2012 How many estrogen positive cancers might there be in the breast? I thought just one but now I am reading about a tubular cancer as well. Thank...
 Asked: 8/14/2012 If I have breast cancer & then test positive with the BRCA gene, should I have my ovaries removed? My breast cancer has shown up on...
 Asked: 8/1/2012 How significant to my risk for breast cancer is the fact that I had a maternal aunt who died from breast cancer..
 Asked: 7/30/2012 I do not have a history of breast cancer in any first degree relatives.
 Asked: 7/19/2012 I was diagnosed at age 50 with stage 1a breast cancer, node negative, ER/PR positive.
 Asked: 7/16/2012 I have two maternal aunts who have had breast cancer and 1 first cousin.
 Asked: 6/25/2012 Hello, I am having a pbmx in a few weeks.
 Asked: 6/21/2012 56-year old ovarian cancer survivor. Etrogen-receptive.
 Asked: 6/2/2012 I am a forty-two year old woman.
 Asked: 5/31/2012 How can some people react one way to a cancer treatment and others react in a different way?
 Asked: 5/29/2012 Does the age in which my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer factor into my risk? I always hear the question asked about breast cancer and...
 Asked: 5/9/2012 My aunt my fathers sister died for breast cancer at age 49.She in the only one in the family that had breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/4/2012 Hi. I am BRCA1+ with no family history.
 Asked: 4/21/2012 I am 31 yr female, lately my right breast feels like it swells up and if it gets bumped it hurts kinda bad, when I...
 Asked: 4/16/2012 My husband had breast cancer just over four years ago.  His father''s sister died of breast cancer and his mother''s sister died of ovarian cancer. ...
 Asked: 4/16/2012 my mother had a br cancer at the age of42 n died at 45.i m 34 n have been operated for fiberadenoma for 4 times in 1995,1998 n2010.
 Asked: 4/3/2012 I am trying to find a good breast cancer high risk surveillance program for my two daughters (turning 28 and 25 this year) as I...
 Asked: 3/20/2012 Does family history of breast cancer increase risk? If so, does this risk get passed down through the male line?
 Asked: 3/8/2012 I have a mom living with dcis diagnosed at age 61 .
 Asked: 2/18/2012 I am wondering what the recommended surveillance schedule would be after breast cancer diagnosis.
 Asked: 2/13/2012 Hello, I have a quick question about whether the risk of breast cancer is increased if aunts/cousins from both sides have died from the disease.
 Asked: 2/9/2012 I am 42 years old and undergoing diagnostic mammography tomorrow, 2/9/12.
 Asked: 1/26/2012 Ok well to just get a little background info..
 Asked: 12/30/2011 Is my right breast normal? My mum and my boyfriend say it is normal.
 Asked: 12/19/2011 I am a 38 year old female.
 Asked: 12/17/2011 I am 40 years old and 1 year from diagnosis of Stage 1A breast cancer, ER+/PR+ and Her2-.
 Asked: 12/15/2011 My husband''s maternal grandfather died at 52 of breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/23/2011 my sistetr-in-law is 68, askenazi jewish, with a triple negative, 1 cm.
 Asked: 11/16/2011 I understand. Thank you so much for your time and concern.
 Asked: 11/16/2011 Thank you for your fast reply. Since writing, she received the path report which said "within the epidermis and papillary dermis, there are small nests and cords of cells, some of which are arranged as small glands around a central lumen.
 Asked: 11/16/2011 My mother had DCIS stage 0 about 10 years ago.
 Asked: 11/15/2011 My aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer (hormone-receptor negative, HER2-positive, also negative for the BRCA gene mutations) at age 42 and has since passed away...
 Asked: 11/1/2011 My mother had a mastectomy at the age of 13 in about 1945.
 Asked: 10/28/2011 Within 1 1/2 years, my first cousin,45yrs,was diagnosed with breast ca, Triple neg, BRCA neg.
 Asked: 10/28/2011 My Mammogram came back with a asymmetric density on the left and right plus 2 nodules on the right it says possible lymph nodes.
 Asked: 10/21/2011 My mother passed away from breast cancer at the age of 38, her sister at 41, and their mother (my grandmother) at 52.
 Asked: 10/14/2011 my maternal aunt had breast cancer and has undergone a double mastectomy.
 Asked: 10/6/2011 Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers were diagnosed with breast cancer in their 50''s and both died from the disease within 6 years of being...
 Asked: 10/5/2011 my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 57, it was estrogen receptor positive, she went on tamoxifen for 5 years and has been fine since.
 Asked: 9/30/2011 My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 12 years ago, she was 30 at that time.
 Asked: 9/15/2011 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 IDC at age 39.
 Asked: 8/19/2011 My mom and grandmother passed away from breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/18/2011 My mother "apparently" had Inflammatory Breast Cancer at 44 and died at 46.
 Asked: 8/8/2011 I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 60.
 Asked: 7/22/2011 If a childs mother passed away from breast cancer at the age of 38 and there is a family history of cancer in both male/female...
 Asked: 7/19/2011 My mother had DCSI when she was 47 years (back in 1979, with no treatment at all) She in now 80 perfectly healthy.
 Asked: 7/10/2011 Hi Was diagnosed 6 months ago with Stage 1A breast ca, BRCA 2+.
 Asked: 7/9/2011 Hi, I had an appt. with my local dr.
 Asked: 7/6/2011 With brac 2-what is the increased risk of melanoma and pancreatic cancer with this gene as opposed to the general population-thanks.
 Asked: 7/5/2011 My mother was just dx''d with breast cancer reoccurance, chest chavity mets after 18 years remission.
 Asked: 5/25/2011 Is there any data that compares the rate of relapse or developing new tumors for woman with a damaged version of BRCA1 or BRCA2 who...
 Asked: 5/14/2011 I had grade 1, microscopic 1 node breast cancer 4 years ago, Had chemo, bilateral mastectomy and am on Arimidex.
 Asked: 5/10/2011 My wife is 59 years old and BRCA positive.
 Asked: 5/6/2011 You replied to my question as to whether to have genetic testing, which was recommended by the breast care specialist I see, by saying "only...
 Asked: 5/6/2011 Hi, I''m almost 57. My mother had contralateral b.c.
 Asked: 5/5/2011 My father had prostate cancer, his brother had prostate cancer (both in later years of thier life.
 Asked: 4/27/2011 My sister and I both had breast cancer that was estrogen receptor positive.
 Asked: 4/20/2011 Breast MRI? I have first degree and second degree relatives who have had breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/21/2011 helloHow can one tell if cancer recurrence has happened on an implant? What would it look like? Had dbl mast for dcis approx 9 months ago Thank You.
 Asked: 3/16/2011 My paternal grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 60s, followed by another primary cancer a few years later.
 Asked: 3/14/2011 I had stage 1 breast cancer last year.
 Asked: 2/15/2011 My maternal grandmother died from BC at 74, and my brother''s daughter was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 24.
 Asked: 2/11/2011 I was dx''d in 2005 with a 1.2 cm IDC, ER+/PR+/Her2- at age 50.
 Asked: 2/2/2011 I was just diagnosed with Stage 1 infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast.
 Asked: 2/2/2011 Hi Lillie! My mother died of Breast Cancer when she was 38.
 Asked: 2/1/2011 My 29-yr old wife is a BRCA1 carrier, her mother is not but had breast cancer at 38.
 Asked: 1/29/2011 Do implants "hide" breast cancer, i.e., make it more difficult to detect? I have not had breast cancer myself but do have over-the-muscle implants that...
 Asked: 1/25/2011 Is it possible to get a BCRA test anonymously? I know the GINA law is supposed to avoid health insurance problems, but I am self...
 Asked: 1/13/2011 My mother, now age 84, had breast cancer age 72, her sister age 70 had breast cancer.Her new Oncologist tested her for BRAC 1 and BRAC2.
 Asked: 1/3/2011 Hi Lillian and Happy New Year. I am a 4 yr survivor of early stage IDC with no nodes, ER/PR + Her2 -.
 Asked: 1/3/2011 i am scheduled at JHH for a double mastectomy due to BRAC 2 test results.
 Asked: 12/30/2010 I was diagnosed with BC at age 44, Stage 1, grade 3, Triple negative cancer.

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