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 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 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,...
 Asked: 9/9/2016 What is a sclerosing papilloma .
 Asked: 9/7/2016 Biopsy came back with myoepithelial cells what is that.
 Asked: 8/29/2016 Dear Lillie, I was diagnosed 2 years ago with invasive micropapillary carcinoma that was also a TNBC (not BRCA).
 Asked: 8/25/2016 Is falling in love with its stress bad for a breast cancer survivor?Many thanks..
 Asked: 8/22/2016 I have been diagnosed with Stage 2b breast cancer, tumor size 2.6 cm, 3 positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 8/19/2016 What is the percentage of reocurrence of someone who is BRCA1 positive?
 Asked: 8/18/2016 Are the use of biphosphanates for osteoporosis bad for health? Any health risk with its use? Thanks.
 Asked: 8/18/2016 Does being sedentary and not eating very healthy a cause of bc? What about the use of the contraceptive pill ,Does it increase the risk...
 Asked: 8/18/2016 IDC, Stage IIA, 1.1 cm lump, 1 lymphatic node affected, DMX, chemo (4 AC+4Taxol), no radiation.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 I have recently been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer at 11:30 O''Clock, right breast (Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy) in-situ and infiltrating lobular carcinoma...
 Asked: 8/11/2016 I feel like cancer is one big guessing game, and not even the top doctors in the country have clear-cut answers.
 Asked: 8/8/2016 1. Why aren''t there follow ups of more than 5yrs on BC survivors? 2.
 Asked: 8/8/2016 I am 49years old premenopause with right breast IDC stage 2A grade1 with 3 positive node, mastectomy done, oncotype test resulted on 5 mammaprint test...
 Asked: 8/5/2016 Dear lilie.. What are CTC..
 Asked: 8/3/2016 Dear Lilie I was reading about CTC on net and it freaked me out...
 Asked: 8/1/2016 hi --I have questions about cancer cells.....I AM stage 1 grade 2- IDC- ER 100%--PR 100% HER2-IHC 1a--oncotype 4%-ki67-20%- ONLY Sentinel node removed -had 2...
 Asked: 7/29/2016 49 years old premenopausal Dx of Right breast cancer stage 2A grade 1.
 Asked: 7/28/2016 Today I had my breast biopsy after being recalled for an ultrasound and repeat mammogram.
 Asked: 7/26/2016 I''ve frequently seen a statistic thrown around on many different breast cancer resource sites that states "About 30% of all invasive Breast Cancer becomes Metastatic."...
 Asked: 7/24/2016 Where can I find out if my moms cancer is luminal a or b? She has been diagnosed stage 1a, grade 3.
 Asked: 7/5/2016 I had a fibroadenoma three years ago removed because of continued blood supply and growth for path ologies reviewed the biopsy and could not...
 Asked: 6/19/2016 I had a diagnostic ultrasound which showed calcification and multiple tumors which are not cysts.
 Asked: 6/18/2016 My Mom is diagnosed with the following details Microscopic examination section shows scanty infiltrating duct carcinoma, grade111 modified R.B.score 3+3+2=8 dense lymphoplasmacyticinfiltrate is noted.Diagnosis infiltratimg...
 Asked: 6/17/2016 Could you explain why Stage 1 Breast Cancer that appears elsewhere in the body is automatically Stage 4.
 Asked: 6/13/2016 Hi, ER t PR t bc oncoplastic surgury waiting for radiation 50 yr old pre menopausal starting hormonal therapy soon.
 Asked: 6/7/2016 Dear lilie I came to read an online article saying that chemotherapy is worse than the cancer itself because it will make the disease come...
 Asked: 6/6/2016 Have there been any studies that reveal diagnoses of breast cancer from any long term use of any antihistamines?
 Asked: 6/6/2016 I have heard that long term use of Claritin can cause breast cancer later on down the road.
 Asked: 5/27/2016 My Sister is diagnosed with the following details =========================== Gross Description Received multiple cores aggregating to 2.0x1.9cm, submitted entirely. Impression Right breast core biopsy: Scanty Invasive carcinoma no special type,...
 Asked: 5/25/2016 I also read that a 13 hour fast at night might reduce recurrence rate.
 Asked: 5/25/2016 I''ve read several times that recurrence patterns are different for positive and negative hormone receptor br cancers.
 Asked: 5/23/2016 Does diet and the benefits of fasting for 13 hrs plus daily play an important part in treating breast cancer post surgery and can you...
 Asked: 5/15/2016 Had a 3D mammo.. called back because 3 lympnodes under left arm pit where enlarged (all under 1cm).
 Asked: 4/22/2016 Dear lilie Tnx u just answered my question abt comparison between breast and other cancer recurrences..
 Asked: 4/21/2016 Hi lilie I have read that adryamycin can cause leukemia?? i was treated with it in my case..
 Asked: 4/21/2016 Hi Lilie Is it true that in cancers other than breast like Lymphoma or stomach or bladder patients AFTER 5 YEARS MARK can consider themselves almost...
 Asked: 4/19/2016 Hi lilie I was diagnosed with a late stage 1 grade 1 breast cancer with no lymph involvement hormones receptor positive..
 Asked: 4/18/2016 Hi lilie Tnx for answering me about 80/85 percent survival..
 Asked: 4/18/2016 Hi Lilie I was treated with a skin sparing mastectomy 2.5 years ago..
 Asked: 4/18/2016 I''m 41, premenopausal and have breast cancer on one breast but decided to have bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 4/15/2016 Hi I just Hear that recurrence after year 10 are so rare..

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