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 Asked: 6/28/2005 I was diagnosed June, 2001. I had a lumpectomy with 1 node positive.
 Asked: 6/27/2005 Usually breast cancer survivors start their "years of survival" countdown after the last treatment is over.
 Asked: 6/26/2005 One year ago I was dx with stage 0 DCIS in 2 areas.
 Asked: 6/26/2005 I recently had bilateral mastectomies for DCIS in my right breast.
 Asked: 6/22/2005 Is it possible that there is a link with the increased number of mammograms playing a role in the increase in breast cancer? I once...
 Asked: 6/19/2005 I have discharge coming out my breast.
 Asked: 6/19/2005 I hope this is a myth. I read on a discussion board somewhere that drinking alcohol can stimulate estrogen production.
 Asked: 6/19/2005 hello,I was diagnosed last May at 28 years old with a 0.5 cm tumor found it myself after getting breast implants.I didnt have to take...
 Asked: 6/15/2005 I recently received an email that said, the following items could cause increases in cancer, especially breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/15/2005 I understand that the results of the HERA trial were released at the Orlando meetings in mid-May 2005.
 Asked: 6/10/2005 The bc recurrance rate is greatest in the first two years.
 Asked: 6/9/2005 Many people comment "I am a 2 year bc survivor (or 3 yr, 15 yr etc).
 Asked: 6/9/2005 I keep hearing story after story about Stage 1 breast cancer patients suddenly becoming stage 4 after 2 or 3 years even after undergoing aggressive...
 Asked: 6/6/2005 I read recently that several deaths in lung transplant recipents were caused or were blamed on a rodent virus.
 Asked: 5/24/2005 I am 23 years old and have a small lump in my left breast under the aerola for about 2 years.
 Asked: 5/23/2005 My tumor was ER PR Negaive and I am post menaposal, is this rare? What percentage of women has postive vs.
 Asked: 5/23/2005 I am HER 2 (3+) ER 50% and PR 5%.
 Asked: 5/17/2005 I was diagnosed with idc stage 1 grade 1 with 1cm tumor.
 Asked: 5/12/2005 Not sure what category to present this question.
 Asked: 4/28/2005 I had a mammatone and removal of a mass in my left breast which left a 3 inch incision on Weds April 27th..
 Asked: 4/26/2005 I am wondering if bone pain is normal 8 months after AC & Taxol treatment for breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/25/2005 Can you give some clarification from when survival date is counted - we all hear that being say 2 years or 5 years past bc...
 Asked: 02/18/2005 I recently had a core needle biopsy because of a lesion found in a mammo.
 Asked: 04/15/2005 I had a mastectomy for a small but aggresive tumor.
 Asked: 01/16/2005 My friend had a masectomy,and 12 of her lymphnodes were taken out 7 of them were cancerous, the Doctor told her the lymphnodes had estrogen...
 Asked: 03/22/2005 Hi, I am 35 and had a baby last year.
 Asked: 01/14/2005 IM asking this question in reply to my last one.
 Asked: 02/08/2005 Would a twice a year pap be benifical while taking Tamoxifen? My friend thinks so, while I think not.
 Asked: 03/19/2005 If men can also get breast cancer, should they also check themselves for lumps, like women are advise to do?
 Asked: 01/16/2005 i had a biopsy done and found invasive ductal with traces of comedocarcinoma.
 Asked: 04/07/2005 My friend had breast cancer at 40.
 Asked: 03/31/2005 I am 35 years old. I was diaguosed to have infiltrating ductal carcinoma in my left side of breast.
 Asked: 02/10/2005 Is there an understood increase in risk factor when her2+? Seems none of the stats track this characteristic..
 Asked: 04/06/2005 Are there any connections between taking fosamex and breast cancer? My 82 year old mother who has osteoporosis and takes fosamex believes there is cause...
 Asked: 01/30/2005 I had widespread grade# high grade DCIS IHC her2/nu overexpression of 2.9....It needed to be a masceomy because it was widespread and my breast is...
 Asked: 01/18/2005 In july 2,004 I found a lump about the size of a walnut under my left are.
 Asked: 02/15/2005 My wife had a mammogram taken and was told by the doctor of an existing solid nodule in her right breast.
 Asked: 04/15/2005 I had a breast sonogram on March 14, 2005, and was not informed of the interpretation until April 13, 2005.
 Asked: 04/21/2005 If you had aggressive cnacer at age 40 and got it again at age 60, will it be less aggressive and have similar characterisitcs or be the same?
 Asked: 02/15/2005 I have a support group and it was brought up that there are many articles linking alcohol with breast cancer.
 Asked: 03/19/2005 A friend was just diagnosed with breast cancer stage 2 and her oncologist told her she should have a double mastectomy because ALL women who...
 Asked: 01/19/2005 I am an 8th year survivor of breast cancer having had a lumpectomy, lymph node removal, chemo, and radiation treatments.
 Asked: 03/06/2005 Dear Sir or Madam:I have two questions.1.
 Asked: 04/20/2005 I have hyperhidrosis and have been using Drysol for about 5 years to treat it.
 Asked: 03/16/2005 Is it true that a sixty year old women is more likely to get a cancer that is not as aggresive as a younger woman.
 Asked: 02/23/2005 Hi,My question is concerning the significance of the tumor location.
 Asked: 12/29/2004 I am a 9 year breast cancer patient who has had both breasts removed; chemo, radiation and 2 stem cell transplants.
 Asked: 04/17/2005 There is another email going around that states that freezing a half full bottle in the freezer and then adding water later so it will...
 Asked: 03/12/2005 The diagnosis result is: Excised Rt. breast lump- moderately differenciated squamous cell carcinoma with extensive stromal classification.
 Asked: 04/07/2005 I am 45 with a history of benign lumps in my left breast with removal of these 12 years ago.
 Asked: 03/08/2005 There is an e-mail going around that says that using a microwave to heat food in plastic causes the plastic to give off dioxins which...
 Asked: 04/18/2005 I''m a working mom who''s storing breastmilk for my baby from Malaysia, a country where the news on breast cancer still need to be updated.I...
 Asked: 04/19/2005 I broke out in a rash under my breasts and between my breast and have been treated for heat rash for several months, now I...
 Asked: 04/21/2005 A woman in our church has this type of cancer which began as a rash on the back of her neck.
 Asked: 01/23/2005 How much does atypical lobular dysplasia increase the chance of getting cancer? If you have it, will it become cancer?
 Asked: 04/19/2005 Can I continue coloring my hair during radiation treatments?
 Asked: 02/05/2005 I had stage !2 ductal with 1 lymph node positive.It was HER 2 positive.After taking Tamoxifen for 1 yr.
 Asked: 04/19/2005 HI,60yr.old I have just completed my 5yrs of Tamoxifen, I read I had to stop for 2-3months before starting Fermera for 3yrs,I will do this...
 Asked: 02/15/2005 What percentage of women with early stage breast cancer go on to be symptom free in both breast for the rest of their life after...
 Asked: 03/11/2005 most females of first degree breast cancer also get it?
 Asked: 03/31/2005 Is there such a thing as an unusual form of breast cancer that includes a rash on back of neck..
 Asked: 02/24/2005 How is a recurrence of breast cancer determined?
 Asked: 04/04/2005 I was told most breast cancers occur in the left breast and are positive.
 Asked: 01/10/2005 My mom had breast cancer when she was 34, and my maternal grandmother had breast cancer twice, both times postmenopausal.
 Asked: 02/14/2005 I think I developed two very light brown spots on my bare "chemo" head during treatent.
 Asked: 03/15/2005 I am a 29 year old female.
 Asked: 04/21/2005 My grandmother had breast cancer at 68 and a masectomy/radiation.
 Asked: 02/01/2005 Subject: New form of Breast Cancer A gal in our church also has this type of cancer which began as a rash on the back of her neck..
 Asked: 03/04/2005 I was diagnosed with stage 111 breast cancer and the cancer was in my lymph nodes.
 Asked: 04/03/2005 I am 34 and getting ready to have a mastectomy (with immediate reconstruction using implants) for extensive DCIS.
 Asked: 11/22/2004 My friend has had a melanoma removed and on checking her they found enlarged lymph nodes in the axilla and one showed breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/17/2004 My Mother just told me that my 86 year old Maternal Grandmother has just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/04/2004 Is it true what they are saying that freezing a bottle of water in the freezer can release dioxins from the plastic and cause cancer?..especially...
 Asked: 11/03/2004 Hello,I am a 53 year old post menopausal and 6 months out from bilateral mastectomy with immediate TRAM Flap reconstruction for stage one,1.8 cm,grade 2,er-,her2-,IDC...
 Asked: 11/01/2004 Do premenopausal breast cancers tend to generally be more aggressive than postmenopausal breast cancers? If the answer is yes, why? Thanks..
 Asked: 10/25/2004 I have a question in regards to the time frame as of which it might be acceptible to use an extremity for IV access on...
 Asked: 10/04/2004 10/03/04 My wife was diagnosed recently with DCIS.
 Asked: 09/28/2004 My mother was just diagnosed with left breast cancer.
 Asked: 09/28/2004 Recently I was told after ct scan for the chest That the there is Asymmetric focal uptake inn the right breast can you please tell...
 Asked: 09/07/2004 My wife has had breast cancer and has had a breast removed.
 Asked: 09/01/2004 So does everyone who has had breast cancer get a reoccurance at some point in their lives.
 Asked: 08/19/2004 Can you explain what CA27-29 does? What it indicates? and what, other than breast cancer, may cause fluctuations in your levels, please. thanks .
 Asked: 08/13/2004 My grandmother (my mom''s mom) dies when she was 32 years old of breast cancer.
 Asked: 07/29/2004 This may be an odd question, but why is bc that is all ER+ during perimenopause or menopause more previlent when especially at this time...
 Asked: 07/28/2004 What is your opinion regarding recent research into the role of first trimester abortions/miscarriages in the increase of breast cancer diagnoses?
 Asked: 07/28/2004 This is a call from the wilderness, Ethiopia being so very remote.
 Asked: 07/27/2004 My mother underwent surgery and chemo about 4 1/2 years ago and is currently taking Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 07/26/2004 Sir: What color indicates cancer on a Petscan, such as below the knee and is a small round spot like at the end of a pencil eraser? Thank you..
 Asked: 07/01/2004 my sister, 38 was just dx. yesturday with I think Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.
 Asked: 07/01/2004 Can men get breast cancer? Or would it be called Pectorial Cancer?
 Asked: 06/29/2004 I had a masectomy and my lymph nodes tested negative.
 Asked: 06/11/2004 Is there such a thing as Paget''s Disease of the breast? It supposedly a type of cancer.
 Asked: 06/09/2004 I recently underwent a masectomy and removal of 8 lymph nodes (negative).
 Asked: 05/12/2004 can arthritis affect the ca27/29 test results?
 Asked: 04/14/2004 I was diagnose with stage 1 ductal carcinoma estrogen receptor + with 5/5 lymphnodes clear in 2002.
 Asked: 04/14/2004 I want to make the best choice between organic milk and soy for my daily cappuccino.
 Asked: 02/27/2004 I was in an auto accident in 2000.
 Asked: 01/29/2004 I am a male who is currently with a 29 year old female.

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