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 Asked: 7/26/2008 Thanks in advance for your assistance. I am 53 and am of Ashkenazi Jewish decent.
 Asked: 6/15/2008 Hello... Just would like your opinion on my risk.
 Asked: 3/31/2008 I have had lumpectomy and sentinal node biopsy Jan 2008, results were 1.7 cm grade 3 tumour with 0.9 cm micromestastasis on 1 sentinal node-...
 Asked: 3/29/2008 Hi Lillie, Thank you for answering so many questions.
 Asked: 3/29/2008 I recently tested postive for the BRAC 2 mutation.
 Asked: 3/24/2008 I read in a prior post where you suggest that one might pay out of pocket in order to avoid insurance discrimination.
 Asked: 3/24/2008 My mother was diagnosed at age 59 with IBC.
 Asked: 3/16/2008 My sister has been diagnosed with carcinosarcoma of the breast.
 Asked: 2/17/2008 My sister passed away in June of 2007 of breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/16/2008 My mother had breast cancer at 39 and then again at 60 (now 62).
 Asked: 1/19/2008 I got breast cancer in 198o when I was 40 I had my lymph nodes taken out even tho I only had one lymph node involved .
 Asked: 12/7/2007 I was diagnosed in 2/92 at age 37 with invasive ductal breast cancer (Stage II, 7 positive lymph nodes, ER and PR -, Grade III,...
 Asked: 11/28/2007 I have what I consider to be a strong family hx of BC.
 Asked: 11/18/2007 My great grandmother died of breast cancer, 4 out of 5 of her daughters (including my grandmother) have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and 2...
 Asked: 11/12/2007 Hi When determining my risk for breast cancer - although my mother is the only one who had breast cancer - does the fact that...
 Asked: 11/11/2007 Hi i was diagonosed with dcis in 2006 and I just recently found out that a cousin on my fathers side has passed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/4/2007 I was dx at 43 with breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/4/2007 Hi Lillie. My concern is for my daughter and I and how significant my family history may be.
 Asked: 10/29/2007 I am 60. I had breast cancer, diagnosed at age 54, post-menopausal.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 I am 36 and BRACA 2 positive.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 Hey, You have a very informative site, THANK YOU.
 Asked: 8/25/2007 Am currently waiting for results of genetic testing, BRCA 1 & 2.
 Asked: 8/20/2007 7/10 of us in my family are BRCA2+.
 Asked: 8/13/2007 I have a daughter, granddaughter, two sisters and I still have my ovaries.
 Asked: 6/23/2007 Hello, I am a 56 year old female diagnosed with breast cancer April 2006.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 This is a question regarding hereditary aspects of breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/7/2007 My mother had breast cancer at 47, her sister at 60, their mother (postmenopausal), possibly her mother before her, my mother''s cousins (2) premenopausal...I recently...
 Asked: 4/7/2007 I am 52 years old. My identical twin sister was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer (1.2 cm invasive ductal carcinoma, node negative, oncotype: 59, ER/PR/Her2: all positive).
 Asked: 4/3/2007 My sister was dxed with breast cancer early last year at age 48 and tested negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
 Asked: 3/26/2007 Hello. You are simply and angel answering all these questions and educating us all.
 Asked: 3/26/2007 Hello and thanks for the great service.
 Asked: 1/28/2007 My Mother just had genetic testing since she had stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/28/2007 Hi Lillie, I have recently been treated for ductal breast ca, no previous family history.
 Asked: 1/21/2007 I was tested for the BRCA genes and was found to have the BRCA1 mutation.
 Asked: 1/17/2007 My Mother had anal cancer at 32, she has now been diagnosed with breast cancer, had a double mastectomy and is doing well.
 Asked: 1/8/2007 I was diagnosed with BC (IDC) at age 44, my little sister diagnosed at age 40 BC (IDC).
 Asked: 1/7/2007 I am a 50 year old in memopause and have had a mamogram every year.
 Asked: 11/22/2006 i have a bumo under my armpit but u can see see it i touch it and u could feel it and when i stretch...
 Asked: 11/20/2006 I am 60 yr.''s old, have 2 younger sister''s who had breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/20/2006 I am 38yrs old and was dx with DCIS in OCT.05 after a bilateral breast reduction, that was found in the path report.
 Asked: 11/20/2006 I am a 35yr female with a large family history of breast cancer, for several years I have had symptoms such as discharge from left...
 Asked: 11/20/2006 I am 42 years old. My mother has breasts cancer when she was 60 years.
 Asked: 11/20/2006 My mother had 2 radical mastectomies 30 years ago, no cancer cells on either side in lympth nodes.
 Asked: 11/15/2006 Im a 49year old woman and the first in my family to get breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/15/2006 Is there an address where I can ask a colon cancer question? Thanks..
 Asked: 11/15/2006 I am forty-eight and at age forty-two was diagnosed with focal atypical ductal hyperplasia.
 Asked: 11/14/2006 Hi Lillie, thanks so much for your amazing website.
 Asked: 11/13/2006 my mother grandparents both maternal and paternal died from cancer plus uncles and aunts on both sides ranging from breast , lymphnodes , stomach ,...
 Asked: 11/13/2006 My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 53.
 Asked: 11/13/2006 1) What are the statistics of BRCA2+ women getting breast cancer pre- menopause? 2) If four out of five relatives had breast cancer post-menopause, and...
 Asked: 11/11/2006 Hello, I am considered high risk as my mother died of BC at 61 and my sister was dx a few months ago at 42.
 Asked: 11/8/2006 ___My mom was diagnosed with BC at age 56, her DR.
 Asked: 11/8/2006 I had BRCA testing 5 wks ago.
 Asked: 11/1/2006 I am 30 yrs. old and BRCA2+.
 Asked: 10/30/2006 My sister at age 31 was diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/22/2006 My mother was diagnosed with UPSC, a rare and aggressive form of uterine cancer.
 Asked: 10/22/2006 I am 49 and learned recently that I have the BRCA1 mutation.
 Asked: 10/10/2006 Background. My Mom found a mass at 29, went to the gyn, found out she was pregnant.
 Asked: 9/28/2006 My mom was diagnosed w/ breast cancer at the age of 48.
 Asked: 9/27/2006 My mother has estrogen positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/24/2006 Hi. My Mom was diagnosed with BC in her seventies.
 Asked: 9/22/2006 In Jan 2005 I had my left breast removed after chemo and than after surgery I had about 35 Radiology treatments, Now i have for...
 Asked: 9/21/2006 Hi - my mum was diagnosed with BC aged 65 (estrogen positive).
 Asked: 9/18/2006 My mother was diagnosed with DCIS at age 70 and my sister was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma at the age of 37.
 Asked: 9/18/2006 Hello. I am 56 years old and just discovered that I have a deleterous mutation in BRCA1.
 Asked: 9/12/2006 Sorry I posted a question earlier but feel this is the better place.
 Asked: 9/12/2006 I had DCIS eight years ago at age 42.
 Asked: 9/11/2006 Three of four sisters have the BRCA1 gene.
 Asked: 9/11/2006 I do not have breast cancer so perhaps I don''t have a right to ask a question on this site.
 Asked: 9/10/2006 My husband was just diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/6/2006 I am the youngest of 5 girls (sisters) in my family - ages range from 44-54.
 Asked: 9/1/2006 I am 23 years old. I have a strong family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/31/2006 My sil (husband''s sister) and mil were both recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/31/2006 I am 41, had a biopsy 2 years ago, Birads 4, But turned out to be benign, Thank God! My maternal grandmother died at age 42 from BC.
 Asked: 8/29/2006 I am BRCA positive with multiple first-degree relatives lost to the disease.
 Asked: 8/29/2006 hello my name is Dea, i am affraid and not sure what to think.
 Asked: 8/26/2006 Hi I posted yesterday (mum diagnosed cancer 61 and maternal great grandmother died of breast cancer at 48.
 Asked: 8/25/2006 Hi I posted yesterday (25 August)....but did not make it clear that my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 61.
 Asked: 8/25/2006 Hi No question...just a comment about how fantastic your site is in providing useful information to all of us that ask.
 Asked: 8/25/2006 Hi My mum was diagnosed with cancer age 61.
 Asked: 8/23/2006 my step son''s mother died of breast cancer at the age of 31 after a two year battle and dad had colon cancer before the...
 Asked: 8/22/2006 I see where you have recommended genetic counseling to many folks.
 Asked: 8/21/2006 I was diagnoised with DCIS at age 42.
 Asked: 8/19/2006 I''m a 55 year old male. My mother had breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/15/2006 If cancer runs in your family but Not breast cancer, should breast cancer be a concern? Also, If the radiologist does a mammogram, are they...
 Asked: 8/14/2006 I have two sisters with breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/11/2006 My mom got bc and dr told her it was from taking hormones for 10 years after her hysterectomy.
 Asked: 8/7/2006 I am 39, post mastectomy & TAC chemo, finished rad 2wks ago, on herceptin.
 Asked: 8/1/2006 Thank you so much for your reply.
 Asked: 7/31/2006 Hello, I am a 42 year old, with a strong family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/31/2006 I have bad breast cancer and been diagnosed as BRACA 1 positive.
 Asked: 7/29/2006 My mother and her 5 sisters lived into their 80s and 90s with no hint of cancer.
 Asked: 7/28/2006 I have a 3month old daughter last night I noticed a hard lump on each side of her breast.
 Asked: 7/27/2006 I am 40, and halfway through chemotherapy treatment.
 Asked: 7/24/2006 hi, I am 35 years old and my mother has had breast cancer, from hormones when she was about 44 years old.
 Asked: 7/24/2006 At 44, I am the youngest of 5 sisters who are 48, 50, 52, and 54 - no brothers.
 Asked: 7/6/2006 Lillie, I lost my wife to breast cancer two years ago after a six year battle.
 Asked: 6/29/2006 I have had a few consults for prophylactic mastectomy (BRCA1+, strong family history).
 Asked: 6/28/2006 I have written before regarding my bc - age 53, one node involvement -ER/PR negative/Her negative.
 Asked: 6/22/2006 My maternal cousin and aunty have breast cancer.

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