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 Asked: 6/13/2018 Per biopsy Nov 2017: 6cm left invasive breast cancer with lobular "features" - my receptors are triple negative.
 Asked: 6/6/2018 Is it safe to eat dairy products after having had an ER+ breast cancer? What about soy? Thanks.
 Asked: 5/18/2018 Is there any connection from 2 years ago estrogen positive breast cancer and now basal cell carcinoma on my face? My oncologist is not...
 Asked: 5/16/2018 I am 54 years old. I was just diagnosed with Stage 0, DCIS, ER Pos 95%, Grade 3, size 1.6cm.
 Asked: 5/8/2018 my wife is 52 and 4 months old now she was diagnosed early B C 5 years ago she is put on tamoxifen daily and...
 Asked: 4/27/2018 I wasnt sure where to put this question but here goes.
 Asked: 4/23/2018 Is it true that women who have had early breast cancer have a 30% reoccurance rate at some point? That seems high to me.
 Asked: 3/22/2018 I have IDC, stage 1A, tumor 6 mm, grade 2, Lymph nodes 0/1, ER+ (100%)0 ,PR+ (70%), HER2- (0%) Left mastectomy.
 Asked: 3/2/2018 Are there any facts about the ATM gene and breast cancer?
 Asked: 2/28/2018 My question not as important. But, in my biology class I have to a project on breast cancer and I have a few questions.
 Asked: 2/23/2018 my wife 5-years ago was 48 old-premenopausal had bc stage1-node -ve hormone positive she had lumpectomy followed by irradiation and 5-year treatment of zoladex sc...
 Asked: 2/19/2018 I was diagnosed in December with IDC, stage 1, 7mm, clean margins, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 2/14/2018 Based on the WINS study is it the position of John Hopkins that patients diagnosed with early stage triple negative breast cancer follow a low...
 Asked: 1/29/2018 If cancer cells in the body are not killed off by chemotherapy is it possible that one’s own immune system may kill them off? Or...
 Asked: 1/4/2018 Are your oncologists prescibing Nerlynx for any or all Her2+ patients who have completed Herceptin? If so, what criteria are they using, ie all early...
 Asked: 12/18/2017 I had an oncotype score of 57.
 Asked: 12/17/2017 Why the Cancer would come back even with people had negative margins and did radiation therapy as well as took many years anti hormone medication?..
 Asked: 12/8/2017 why the DCIS need 2 mm negative margins? why most of recurrence would be invasive? is there a relationship between local and distance recurrence?
 Asked: 12/2/2017 My question was: How high the recurrence risk for people old than 60 with negative margins but no radiation and anti hormone medicine treatment? Your answer...
 Asked: 12/1/2017 how high the recurrence risk for people old than 60 with negative margins but no radiation and anti hormone medicine treatment?
 Asked: 11/13/2017 My wife is on 6 x cycles of Docataxol, Herceptin and Perjeta.
 Asked: 11/13/2017 I just wanted to get your thoughts about the latest trial stating that the risk of recurrence lingers for decades in estrogen positive breast cancer...
 Asked: 11/10/2017 Top breast oncologist is in country is family friend .
 Asked: 10/15/2017 Wow. You said that chemotherapy does not cause cancer but that is not the information I received.What I was told by my oncologist (Yale Medical, Residency at University of California, San Francisco) is that it can cause secondary cancer but often years later as reflected in this link from another NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNM: "For patients who received a doxorubicin-based regimen, the rate of second cancers at 10 years was 3.8% and at 15 years it was 7%.
 Asked: 10/14/2017 I am weakly er positive, pr negative and her 2.
 Asked: 10/13/2017 Recently read that a breast cancer diagnosis could mean that it''s secondary cancer and that you may not know that you have primary cancer elsewhere.
 Asked: 10/9/2017 Is there any reason to limit dairy, as I really enjoy Greek yogurt for an easy lunch.
 Asked: 10/5/2017 Does Chemotheraphy cause cancer?
 Asked: 9/28/2017 What does extracapsular extension of a lymph node mean?
 Asked: 9/28/2017 I have extremely dense breasts and was treated for ER+, PR+, HER2-, 2/3 positive nodes.
 Asked: 9/26/2017 Is it dangerous for me to drink a glass or 2 of white wine 3 to 4 days a week.
 Asked: 9/3/2017 My prior question dated 8/25/2017 asked about the size of my 3.66mm lymph node.
 Asked: 8/25/2017 My path report says 2 lymph nodes positive for metastatic carcinoma, 3.66MM and 1.21MM (2/3). Does that mean they were not in a capsule and had...
 Asked: 8/22/2017 What is a small amount of cancer in a sentinel node versus a large amount?
 Asked: 8/16/2017 I have 3 simple cysts in right breast that were observed by ultrasound.
 Asked: 8/6/2017 It seems like most breast cancers are grade 3 even if they''re caught early.
 Asked: 8/6/2017 If I have already had the breast surgery to remove the cancer and am moving forward with treatments, what benefits will I receive from getting...
 Asked: 8/5/2017 There are hard scars along the biopsy tracks, the tumor site was hard after surgery, would these scars and the surgery cavity be more easy...
 Asked: 8/2/2017 How do I find out what percent positive estrogen I am? Would it be on my original pathology report or the oncotype DX report? When...
 Asked: 8/1/2017 Does bloody nipple discharge means cancer? My ducts are clogged and I am 70 years old.
 Asked: 7/29/2017 I was told by a friend that their oncologist told them that the true benefit of tamoxifen was only 1 to 2% for ER...
 Asked: 7/24/2017 What is a K167 result? I don''t recall my HMO doing this test for me.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 1. Why do MD''s/radiologists insist on having multiple core biopsies when only one is necessary for a single tumor.
 Asked: 7/22/2017 You had mentioned in one of your posts that having a positive lymph nodes doesn''t mean that the cancer has traveled elsewhere in the body...
 Asked: 7/21/2017 Does radio frequency ablation offer an effective treatment for breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/10/2017 Lymph node biopsy is for diagnosis if cancer cell spread, do positive result mean the cancer cell must already have spread beyond the breast, and...
 Asked: 7/7/2017 Is this a fact or myth? Will there ever be a cure for breast cancer?I never say I am cure always respond in remission.Is it...
 Asked: 7/6/2017 IS it true that if you don''t relapse in the first three years with tnbc chances of relapse is lower and is it true that...
 Asked: 7/5/2017 Hi, I had asked two previous questions, one on 6/8/17 and the second on 6/19/17, to your forum before my diagnosis Your answer was...
 Asked: 7/5/2017 Dear lilie Is it true according to a large study found that women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer with micrometastases in the sentinel lymph node...
 Asked: 7/5/2017 Had bilateral mastectomy in 2009, no reconstruction done.
 Asked: 7/3/2017 Dear lilie thank you for your prompt reply concerning the lymph nodes that for grade 1 it''s usually 25 percent of times end up positive..
 Asked: 7/2/2017 Dear lilie I''m 3 yrs done with my treatment for breast cancer. 1.9 cm grade 1 er and pr positive and her 2neg.. The biopsy showed no...
 Asked: 6/24/2017 Can one core biopsy be used for diagnostic purposes of a pathology report?
 Asked: 6/22/2017 Can cancer begin spreading cells to lymph nodes immediately upon becoming invasive, or must the tumor get to a certain size before it starts trying...
 Asked: 6/9/2017 I just read an answer you wrote to someone that overall only 5% stage 1 bc becomes stage 4.
 Asked: 6/5/2017 Dear lilie We always hear about lot of research invested in breast cancer but we never know where these results leading to..
 Asked: 6/1/2017 Can turmeric be beneficial for breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/30/2017 Can you stop taking letrozole if you have a hysterectomy.
 Asked: 5/17/2017 I was diagnosed in March 2015 with triple negative.
 Asked: 5/10/2017 Hi! 1) What bc treatments contribute to gain weigth? chemo only? chemo and anti-hormonal treatment? 2) Why many bc patients gain weigth instead of losing...
 Asked: 5/8/2017 Dear lillie II was diagnosed 3 years ago with idc stage 1 grade 1 luminal a breast cancer..
 Asked: 3/29/2017 50 yr old f w/ previous dx (8 yrs out) of invasive ductal carcinoma (left side).
 Asked: 2/21/2017 Hi I haven''t found anything on your site about the oncotypedx test.
 Asked: 2/18/2017 I have had 2 mammograms and an ultra sound.
 Asked: 2/12/2017 I have been diagnosed with stage 0 low grade dcis, cribiform.
 Asked: 1/27/2017 I had a 1 cm tumors with oncotype of 17.
 Asked: 1/27/2017 I want to travel to Africa.
 Asked: 1/24/2017 I have tickling feeling inside breast that cannot be scratched like a feather inside breast what could it be.
 Asked: 1/14/2017 Hello- I just submitted the question below and was given the response below: I have an additional question, please see below your answer. Hi, Originally diagnosed with...
 Asked: 1/14/2017 Hello, Originally diagnosed with DCIS. ER - , PR - High nuclear grade (3) .
 Asked: 1/14/2017 Hello, I recently had a mastectomy and was just recently given my pathology report.
 Asked: 1/13/2017 Do blood sugar levels have an impact on breast cancer recurrence and metastatic breast cancer? Thanks .
 Asked: 1/12/2017 Hi Having trouble finding info on my situation.
 Asked: 1/8/2017 I am 35 years old I am done with breast cancer treatment, chemo, radiation and now tamoxifen, the cancer it was a mixed muscinous with...
 Asked: 1/2/2017 Can a tumor develop in the lungs if you had breast cancer and cancer contained in the lymph nodes? My aunt has been diagnosed...
 Asked: 12/30/2016 My mom and I are BRCA2 positive.
 Asked: 12/28/2016 I am 52 years old and just recevied these results.
 Asked: 12/19/2016 Hello, I read an article dated in 2010 from the website PubMed.gov that antibiotic use slightly elevated the risk for breast cancer...can you verify this...
 Asked: 12/19/2016 I asked a few days ago about the possibility of cancer cells spreading and laying dormant before a tumor is detected at n DCIS.
 Asked: 12/15/2016 I just came across an article which stated that new research has shown that cancer cells can spread to distant organs, even in DCIS, before...
 Asked: 12/12/2016 IDC , size 1,5cm, grade 2, lumpectomy Nov 9 2016, 1 micromet, stage 2a, Ki67 50%, ER+95% PR+95% HER 2 - Onco score 15 , Age 49, premenopausal.
 Asked: 12/6/2016 Dear Lilie I came to read over the net a statistic saying that at ten years after initial diagnosis and treatment 11% of the woman in...
 Asked: 11/23/2016 I asked a question earlier but I have another.
 Asked: 11/20/2016 Dear Lilie I came to read over the net that around 30 to 40% of early stage breast cancer will eventually become metastatic at some...
 Asked: 11/19/2016 I read that people with breast cancer should avoid soy protein isolate and any food that contain it.
 Asked: 11/11/2016 I had a stereotactic-guided core biopsy done at 9:00 to examine calcifications found on my annual 3D mammogram.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 Regarding my previous email listing my extensive family history, I forgot to mention I am negative for all genetic testing.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 Sorry for the lengthy email with all my family history and trying to decide about removing healthy breast.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 Age 59 stage 1 grade 2 95% both ER and PR positive, Her2 neg, KI67 10%, 1 Micromet.
 Asked: 10/27/2016 Where do you check BP if a patient has had a double mastectomy?
 Asked: 10/19/2016 I had a bilateral mastectomy (no reconstruction) and finished TCHP treatment for Stage 3A ER/PR negative, HER2+++ breast cancer two years ago.
 Asked: 10/11/2016 Dear Lilie I had neoadjuvant chemo and was clinically and radiologically node negative before chemo..
 Asked: 10/8/2016 right breast--stage 1-grade 2-- sentinel node had 2 micromets 1mm each..
 Asked: 10/4/2016 11mm IDC abutting pectoralis major (on mri) without comment on muscle enhancement.
 Asked: 10/4/2016 Does DCIS increase my risk for ovarian cancer? I had a mastectomy, in January, for DCIS.
 Asked: 10/4/2016 11mm IDC abutting pectoralis major (on mri) without comment on muscle enhancement.
 Asked: 9/29/2016 I had a sentinel node removed (neg) in left arm in May,16.
 Asked: 9/20/2016 1) Why some people have breast cancer and other types of cancers and others don''t? 2) What is the cause of breast cancer and also...
 Asked: 9/13/2016 How often do doctors have to biopsy a mass ,my first I think he missed the whole thing, the next doctor took about 8 samples,...
 
 
 
 
 

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