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 Asked: 7/9/2015 I have read recently that breast cancer is being over diagnosed and over treated.
 Asked: 6/30/2015 Can simple cysts be cancerous?
 Asked: 6/23/2015 I have been diagnosed with high grade DCIS, I haven''t been given any other information about it.
 Asked: 6/18/2015 Hello I had a question, What exactly does survival rate mean does it mean ill die after 5 years I have infiltrating ductal carcinoma it...
 Asked: 6/7/2015 Do silicone breast implants produce cancer (the so called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)? How often does this occur? Thanks.
 Asked: 5/31/2015 I had a LBreast mastectomy in May 2014 the Diagnosis was Left Breast Carcinoma T (95mm)Grade 11 ILC N9/12 ER7 PR3 HER2 negative I also had...
 Asked: 5/29/2015 When holidaying and during festive season is it ok to drink more than the daily allowance of alcohol? .
 Asked: 5/29/2015 I just read 2B cancer is in middle range what is 2A is it said to be early cancer?
 Asked: 5/12/2015 I am 2 years out from Stage 1 ER/PR + HER2- breast cancer (1.5 cm, grade 2, oncotype 13, BMX, oomph, BRCA2+, Arimidex).
 Asked: 5/12/2015 in the previous post you indicated that tamoxifen remains the hormonal therapy at this time for DCIS.
 Asked: 5/11/2015 Are aromatase inhibitors recommended after lumpectomy and radiation treatment for DCIS stage 0 grade 3? By the way I am 65 years old...
 Asked: 5/9/2015 I have just completed 1 year after DCIS surgery, RT & am on Tamoxifen without recurrence.
 Asked: 5/9/2015 If one lymph node has microscopic cancer, how likely is it to spread to other parts of the body? Also I just want to thank you for all you do.
 Asked: 5/7/2015 I have been diagnosed with DCIS & have completed one year with no recurrence.
 Asked: 5/1/2015 My mom was recently diagnosed stage 4 after 4 years NED - post menopause, originally stage 1 with low oncotype, yet here we are...
 Asked: 4/27/2015 My friend was diagnosed with Stage 4 BC (er+/ pr+ / her2 +) .
 Asked: 4/22/2015 In my earlier question, regarding recurrence and my great fears, I forgot to mention I was node negative, stage 1, ER positive, HER negative.
 Asked: 4/22/2015 I have recently been diagnosed with early stage IDC multifocal- 2 tumours- (1.4mm and 1.0mm).
 Asked: 4/15/2015 Hi, I had lumpectomy, achillary clearance 1 in 23 nodes positive,, my margin was 20mm is this a good margin? Kind regards .
 Asked: 4/14/2015 I have a question about how to read recurrence statistics. If there is a 10% chance of recurrence in 10 years upon diagnosis, 3 years later...
 Asked: 4/9/2015 Is 2b considered early stage breast cancer?
 Asked: 4/7/2015 I had my last radiation on Thursday.
 Asked: 3/31/2015 I''ve heard a lot about match tea as a powerful anti-oxidant….also heard contradictory advice with regard to its effect on chemo…some say it''s a good...
 Asked: 3/31/2015 Is it a fact or myth that the fat from a DIEP flap can stimulate breast cancer? How do you check for breast cancer after a DIEP flap?
 Asked: 3/28/2015 I had a phyllodes tumor in my right breast and had it removed in 01/2013.
 Asked: 3/22/2015 I just saw an article online regarding prognosis when diagnosed after having a baby.
 Asked: 3/18/2015 What is your opinion on eating flax seeds (ground) with estrogen positive breast cancer? I have been told by my nutritionist to avoid and...
 Asked: 3/17/2015 Hello- I was wondering if alcohol consumption contributes to recurrence? Have read that it does but that moderate drinkers live longer which doesn''t make sense...
 Asked: 3/13/2015 For many tiny intraductal papilloma (biopsy all benign) is "vacuum-assisted" technique a good way to remove instead of surgery? If it is, Seattle does...
 Asked: 3/12/2015 good day, my final diagnosis was "left axillary sentinal note number one-free of mets (0/1) left breast lumpectomy with adjacent minute foci of typical...
 Asked: 3/11/2015 You just answered my ?? About radiation vs mastectomy.
 Asked: 3/11/2015 I just read your response about radiation and Lumpectomy vs mastectomy.
 Asked: 3/11/2015 Is grade 3 the most common grade of bc?
 Asked: 3/11/2015 I am strong Er positive.
 Asked: 3/9/2015 I recently read this (see below) Is this true? I have not been told this by my doctor regarding my decision.
 Asked: 3/8/2015 I took metformin on and off for probably 10 years.
 Asked: 3/7/2015 You just answered my concern about luminal B and mentioned my Ki percentage.
 Asked: 3/7/2015 Can you please explain a question below more.
 Asked: 3/7/2015 I am strong Er positive and slight PR positive.
 Asked: 3/5/2015 I see information on the Web about predicting oncotype scores.
 Asked: 3/3/2015 Would it be rare for a pathology report to change drastically from initial biopsy to post surgery biopsy? .
 Asked: 3/2/2015 I have seen a couple studies online that indicate that being Er positive and Er negative has a poor prognosis.
 Asked: 3/1/2015 What does it mean for 85% long term survival? What does long term mean?
 Asked: 2/27/2015 Can you please clarify recurrence and overall breast cancer survival rates long term? When you read "risk of recurrence" does it include all recurrences? And,...
 Asked: 2/25/2015 Could you please make me clear this paragraph.
 Asked: 2/23/2015 One more question I went back for a 6 month follow up and my letter said come back in 5 months for a followup ultrasound on a probably benign finding.
 Asked: 2/22/2015 I really have no risk factors for breast cancer other than 2 Breast biopsies that were benign.
 Asked: 2/13/2015 I wore an active link activity tracker in my bra for a year and 4 months , I have been diagnosed with breast cancer exactly...
 Asked: 2/10/2015 Is sugar thought to fuel cancer cells? Would a person who has cancer crave sugar? I''ve read this online, but am wondering if there is...
 Asked: 2/6/2015 I had a lumpectomy for stage 1 breast cancer (estrogen positive) in 2011.
 Asked: 1/31/2015 I had a mastectomy for stage 2a breast cancer, estrogen positive.
 Asked: 1/24/2015 Why is breast cancer more common in women over 50 if estrogen levels drop after menopause ? Regards..
 Asked: 1/22/2015 Is mastectomy jumping the gun for DCIS? I have DCIS, intermediate grade, no nodal involvement but have had three lumpectomies done revealing 45mm, 12mm,and 60mm...
 Asked: 1/21/2015 Does Hypothyroidism or the medicine - Synthroid cause breast cancer? Does either make breast cancer more invasive? Thank you!
 Asked: 1/20/2015 Thankyou,, my ongolist has lowered my dose of Dosetaxel by 10 percent is this much? Hope it doesn''t make a difference in out come in...
 Asked: 1/18/2015 Thanx.my docetaxel has been reduced by 10 percent, is this much I''m now worried it will affect the out come.
 Asked: 1/18/2015 I have Stage 0 breast cancer/non invasive DCIS.
 Asked: 1/18/2015 I have a DCIS 0 stage Grade 1 with associated calcifications 1.8mm Cribriform ER Positive PR Positive I had a lumpectomy, what other treatments do I need.
 Asked: 1/18/2015 Hi, ever since I started chemo,, 3 x FEC I''m just about to have my third Dosetaxel, my white cells are always low I''ve had...
 Asked: 1/14/2015 No question for a change!!! Just a big thankyou!!, love from Australia!!!! Xxxx.
 Asked: 1/13/2015 Hi,, I was told with breast cancer that once you have it you always will,, it''s in your genes you born with it? And there...
 Asked: 1/13/2015 You just answered my question regarding my cousin and Mammaprint.
 Asked: 1/12/2015 I am writing for my cousin.
 Asked: 1/11/2015 I have 2 cysts in my right breast and one in my left, their size are less than 1mm, I wanted to know if I can laser my armpit hair.
 Asked: 1/10/2015 When are PARP Inhibitors used with other Breast Cancer Treatment?
 Asked: 1/5/2015 Hello.
 Asked: 1/4/2015 I am a student at Marshall High School, and my Biology class is currently working on a project about topics of our choice.
 Asked: 12/26/2014 Does tumor location influence prognosis?
 Asked: 12/11/2014 why should we donate to cancer .
 Asked: 12/10/2014 Im 20 years old...I sometimes get boils/warts underarms which are small and less pain..disappears on its own in a week...Once I hd a reddish brown...
 Asked: 11/17/2014 Hi, I am almost 52, have been using Alesse since May due to menstrual cramping.
 Asked: 11/13/2014 I had a bloody discharge from left breast for 10 days. After Biopsy and surgery was diagnosed with papillary duct ectasia.
 Asked: 11/10/2014 I was recently diagnosed with DCIS.
 Asked: 10/28/2014 Hello Lillie I appreciate your service to all of us going through breast cancer. I am in two clinical trials where they take a lot of...
 Asked: 10/28/2014 dx 5 yrs ago this week 39yrs old 1cm IDC er+PR+ her2 neg 0 nodes positive grade 1 NO LVI...
 Asked: 10/25/2014 Hi, i HAD A RADICAL BILAT MASECT.
 Asked: 10/25/2014 I have stage 1 breast cancer that is two lumps, possible third in same area.
 Asked: 10/23/2014 Are multifocal breast cancers still stage 1 if all tumours are less than 2cm? Just read something to the contrary! Thank you.
 Asked: 10/10/2014 Hello. Anything new with the soy (tofu, edamame, tempeh, soy milk)/ER/PR + HER 2- breast cancer with aromatase inhibitor issue? Went to a conference yesterday, NO to soy except for occasionally is what they say with the aromatase inhibitors.
 Asked: 10/5/2014 I read where you say that staging does not include receptor info which is important when figuring recurrence risk.
 Asked: 9/25/2014 I''ve been reading numerous clinical studies and scholarly articles regarding opioids, specifically Morphine and Fetanyl, used systemically after cancer surgery, may promote tumor growth and...
 Asked: 9/11/2014 I was just diagnosed with DCIS grade II-III, with comedonecrosis, estimated extent 2.2cm.
 Asked: 9/9/2014 I am seeing a homeopathic doctor to compliment my mainstream treatment of an autoimmune disease.
 Asked: 9/1/2014 Is there always a genetic mutation connection when a bilateral breast cancer (DCIS+IDC) is diagnosed in a young woman, at 42? Genetic test was negative...
 Asked: 9/1/2014 Stage IIA breast cancer, 1.8 cm tumor, T1cN1M0, mastectomy, clear margins, 1 lymph node affected (axillary nodes removed), ER/ PR positve, HER2 negative, intermediate grade...
 Asked: 8/30/2014 Is stage 3 breast cancer curable??? .
 Asked: 8/24/2014 What percentage of patients are diagnosed with synchronous bilateral breast cancer? Thank you..
 Asked: 8/14/2014 I know about how women who are childless or have children after age 30 are at an increased risk of breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/1/2014 I have been diagnosed with DCIS.
 Asked: 7/30/2014 Is there research to support the idea that ILC responds less well to Tamoxifen than it does to AI''s or that ILC responds less well...
 Asked: 7/28/2014 I was told I have DCIS,stage 0,grade intermediate.
 Asked: 7/26/2014 I am 59/F.
 Asked: 7/18/2014 What is the difference in distant recurrence and local recurrence rates with a mastectomy and with a lumpectomy with radiation? I have IDC 3.5cm ER+(+3,...
 Asked: 7/10/2014 What does a nottingham histologic score of 2/3 mean? .
 Asked: 6/29/2014 I am a runner(40 miles a week) and eat extremely healthy.
 Asked: 6/26/2014 My question is about eating grapefruit! I am 60 years old and was diagnosed with ER/PR/Her2 + bc in June 2006 (Stage 1, 1.2cm tumor).
 Asked: 6/26/2014 Have stage 0 Breast Cancer already had a lumpectomy scheduled to have another one because they were to close to the margins was wondering what...
 Asked: 6/23/2014 is there any reason why women who have breast cancer before the age of 50 is more likely to have mutation changes passed by parents...
 Asked: 6/7/2014 Hi there, I am a 40 yr old female.
 Asked: 6/5/2014 I had her2 positive and estrogen positive breast cancer almost six years ago.
 
 
 
 
 

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