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 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..
 Asked: 4/12/2016 Dear lilie.. I''m so sorry for asking for 3rd time about oncotype dx and low chemo response..
 Asked: 4/11/2016 Hi lilie U just answered my question about chemo and oncotype..
 Asked: 4/11/2016 Hi lilie I just want to understand a general question about oncotype dx test that I didn''t have when I was treated..
 Asked: 3/31/2016 Dear lilie Thank you You just answered my question regarding the tamoxifen having a delay or curative intent.
 Asked: 3/31/2016 Dear Lilie My wife completed a full treatment course for IDC including chemo 2 years ago..
 Asked: 3/31/2016 Dear lilie Tnx for answering me about the effect on chemo fro grade 1 and tamoxifen..
 Asked: 3/30/2016 Dear Lilie when the pathology report says its 80% ER+ does it mean that the tumor is made of both 80% ER+ cells and the remaining...
 Asked: 3/27/2016 Wife Dx 2009 age 39 stage1 grade1 0 nodes er+ pr+ her2- tumor 1cm.
 Asked: 3/21/2016 Hello Lillie: My ER was positive at 82% My PR was negative My HER 2 was negative My KI-67 is 16.67% Is the tumor Luminal A or Luminal B? ...
 Asked: 3/19/2016 I have been diagnosed with Stage one grade one ductal cancer.
 Asked: 3/17/2016 I was diagnosed in summer of 2012 at the age of 44 with ER+ Stage 1 DCIS which had attributes of micro-invasion and nuclear grade III.
 Asked: 3/12/2016 is it common for stage 1 breast ca to become stage 4 few years later What increases that risk. Thanks.
 Asked: 3/3/2016 Hi, I had breast cancer 12 months ago,, my daughter is 30,, her Grandmother on her Fathers side passed away from breast cancer over 30...
 Asked: 3/1/2016 Hello.
 Asked: 2/28/2016 I recall reading that most breast cancers present in the upper outer quadrant near the armpit.
 Asked: 2/22/2016 Dear lilie Thanks for ur quick answer regarding my questions and fear from the words of the dr on television interview..
 Asked: 2/22/2016 Dear Lilia 2 years backi was diagnosed with 1.9cm Luminal A grade 1 node neg with low proliferation index..
 Asked: 2/17/2016 Dear lilie Is is true that luminal a tumors are least responsive to chemo?? Or at least in this subtype the achievement of a...
 Asked: 2/17/2016 Today is 3 years since being triple negative stage 1 no node involvement cancer free.
 Asked: 2/14/2016 Dear Lillie I had surgery and chemo for a grade 1 lymph nodes neg, 2 cm tumor ER and PR+ Her2- with a low mitotic count.
 Asked: 2/7/2016 We have a family friend that has several hard knots that feel attached to the bone in both breasts and under her armpit.
 Asked: 2/6/2016 I need to repeat my mammogram because the report indicates that my "breast tissue is not dense." What does this mean? Thank-you.
 Asked: 1/28/2016 I had PASH removed and was told its cancer.
 Asked: 1/27/2016 I''ve always heard that a skin rash on your breasts is cause for concern.
 Asked: 1/25/2016 Dear lillie, doctors usually say that first 2 years after diagnosis the recurrence rate is higher..
 Asked: 1/24/2016 Hi Lillie, What constitutes luminal A vs B cancer? I am ER+ HER2- with KI67 low (7) but PR is + but only 3%.
 Asked: 1/21/2016 Hello. I have off and on little itches here and there on the breast that I had two biopsies within a week(benign)there is no rash or anything like that but have heard that itching is one of the symptoms of B/C.
 Asked: 1/19/2016 I was diagnosed last year with stage 2B triple negative, BRCA 2+.
 Asked: 1/16/2016 Dear lilie I was a 2cm luminal a node neg patient..
 Asked: 1/15/2016 Dear lilie is a nipple sparing mastectomy a safe procedure for a 2 cm tumor? The surgeons I''ve seen had multiple opinions..
 Asked: 1/15/2016 Dear lilie Before my neoadjuvant therapy my breast tumor measured 2.5cm on ultrasound, 2cm on mri and 1.5 cm on pet ct..
 Asked: 1/11/2016 How long can low grade DCIS remain stable? Do you have to treat it?
 Asked: 12/11/2015 I had a bilateral mastectomy a year ago.
 Asked: 11/27/2015 My cancer is early stage 1 triple negative, under a centimeter, no nodes.
 Asked: 11/22/2015 Hi,, you say 30 percent of patients treated for early grade breast cancer have a distance reoccurrence, how does this happen when it''s consider early?..
 Asked: 11/20/2015 Can another condition i.e.
 Asked: 11/9/2015 What do you think of this new film The Truth About Cancer.
 Asked: 11/8/2015 Does neoadjuvant therapy for luminal A in which the response was partial puts the patient in a risk of micromets due to the delay of...
 Asked: 10/30/2015 not sure where to post this question regarding CEA. my oncologist has checked my CEA for the last 5 years and it has been .06 upon...
 Asked: 10/23/2015 Osteopenia in left hip, oncologist wants to treat with Boniva to prevent possible bone mets from my breast cancer (says there is evidence it will...
 Asked: 10/21/2015 Thank you for answering my question on distant recurrence rate of 30% for early stage breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/21/2015 Hi...Thanks for all you do in answering everyone''s questions.
 Asked: 10/21/2015 I have read that 30 percent of early stage breast cancer patients will have a recurrence to distant breast cancer (stage 4).
 Asked: 10/17/2015 Why is the risk of breast cancer greater using combined HRT as opposed to an OC? I am 52, have extremely dense breast tissue, 3...
 Asked: 10/5/2015 This came out on 9/28 with the TailorX report.

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