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 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.
 Asked: 6/5/2014 This past February, I was diagnosed with DCIS in my right breast.
 Asked: 5/30/2014 I have a choice between partial and full breast radiation.
 Asked: 5/29/2014 FOODS: I was forwarded an email that said it was from your organization.
 Asked: 5/29/2014 My question pertains to how cancer spreads.
 Asked: 5/11/2014 What does 2 primary breast cancer in an individual means ? Does it mean it is multicentric in the same breast ? Thank you ..
 Asked: 5/5/2014 Hi, I was diagnosed with breast calcifications during my routine mammogram but after surgery 1.4cm idc stage one was found, no lymph nodes affected and...
 Asked: 4/22/2014 Can needle biopsy make cancer spread? I was told I have stage 0 breast cancer already had 1 biopsy done that''s when they told me...
 Asked: 4/21/2014 I have a lump in my left breast that has been there since I was 18 yrs old I had another mammogram and ultra sound and it''s still there .
 Asked: 4/19/2014 I found a lump in my right breast at 9 o''clock.( obgyn called it that ) She said it''s about 15 mm.
 Asked: 4/11/2014 Hi am from Singapore. I am 50 y/o with high grade DCIS 6mm margins & hv had lumpectomy, radiation & tamoxifen.
 Asked: 4/10/2014 I have read in several articles lately that estrogen based tumors are more likely to recur years later.
 Asked: 3/27/2014 I am 68, just diagnosed with DCIS (very small) and tiny invasive piece, stage 1, grade 1, clear margins and sentinel node negative.
 Asked: 3/22/2014 My all over body is having a rash like redness and red spots could you please give me the solution to cure it??? Thanks.
 Asked: 3/9/2014 Can a breast tumor cause nerve pain and a burning sensation? I''m awaiting the results of the biopsy, but the ultrasound showed a 13mm...
 Asked: 3/7/2014 My recently found breast mass is 13mm, has an irregular border and is taller than wide on the ultrasound, so I am assuming it is cancer.
 Asked: 3/6/2014 Is biotin okay to take if I have had breast cancer? Any estrogen properties?
 Asked: 3/1/2014 Hi, Please see below, have extremely dense breasts, ALH, and they have been very tender and sore.
 Asked: 2/23/2014 Is dying your hair after having a mastectomy and two sentinel nodes removed dangerous? Could it cause cancer in other parts of the body?
 Asked: 2/18/2014 I have dense breasts. My breast cancer was 1.4cm and 1.1 cm in one lymph nodes, grade 1 low oncotype, er pr + her 2 -.
 Asked: 2/18/2014 I have an oncatype score of 8.
 Asked: 2/18/2014 If you have an Oncatype score of 8, Stage I invasive lobular carcinoma, clear margins and clear sentinel nodes, how critical is it to take...
 Asked: 2/18/2014 Is invasive lobular breast cancer Stage I more likely to spread to the other breast than Invasive ductile breast cancer? I hear conflicting points...
 Asked: 2/17/2014 Is there a connection between root canals and breast cancer? On "The Doctors" show today, an endodontist said there is no connection but wouldn''t...
 Asked: 2/10/2014 Hi, I am confused about some of the prognostic factors for TNBC.
 Asked: 2/6/2014 Does frequent flying on airplanes increase the risk of developing breast cancer? By frequent, I mean weekly.
 Asked: 2/1/2014 What is difference in remission vs survivor or cured.
 Asked: 1/31/2014 Hi was diagnosed with stage 1 medullary.
 Asked: 1/27/2014 my mom had stage 2 breast cancer at this stage also is this type of cancer is curable .
 Asked: 1/20/2014 I have never had breast cancer and have no family history.
 Asked: 1/15/2014 I''m 51 and was told I had stage 3 breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/15/2014 Is it possible for someone to get breast cancer from carrying your cell phone in your bra.
 Asked: 1/13/2014 I am 45. Stage 2b or 3a ER+.
 Asked: 1/7/2014 Is it true that if a woman had facial skin cancer, she is at higher risk for breast cancer?
 Asked: 1/6/2014 Have been reading that having mammography can cause carcinoma in situ to spread because of the repeated compressions of the breast.
 Asked: 1/2/2014 Still very confused about the 5-7 yr response on ilc risk of recurrence.
 Asked: 12/30/2013 I had lobular. So does this mean I am low risk for 5 yrs- then higher risk in years 5-7? My onc seems to think I am largely out of the woods at 5 yrs- and on previous posts this site stated that for all subtypes we are largely" out of the woods" at 5 yrs.
 Asked: 12/30/2013 How much does breast cancer recurrence risk drop at the two year milestone? Is that for all types and grades? Is it including local and...
 Asked: 12/30/2013 Regarding a true medullary carcinoma, 1.8cm er + (10%) pr- her2- node negative grade 3 45 year old.
 Asked: 12/29/2013 I am a 1 and 1/2 year breast cancer survivor.
 Asked: 12/29/2013 Had breast cancer,stage 1, and a double mastectomy 2-13.
 Asked: 12/26/2013 do you think that birth control pills are safe to use?
 Asked: 12/26/2013 what in your opinion cause breast cancer?
 Asked: 12/26/2013 what can increase your risk of breast cancer?
 Asked: 12/14/2013 is it true that vitamin b12 is not good to take if you have breast cancer? Thank you..
 Asked: 12/11/2013 Diagnosed with left IDC 8/2013 an had bilateral mastectomies performed.
 Asked: 12/3/2013 Hi Lillie, a quick question. Is it a practice to offer women a hysterectomy post breast cancer diagnosis, invasive ductal carcinoma, lumpectomy, if they are post menopausal? I am 66 and my friend age 60.
 Asked: 11/24/2013 I am on Arimidex to shut off the estrogen...a friend told me that sweet potatoes and soy have plant estrogen.
 Asked: 11/19/2013 I went to an integrative doctor and she suggested taking ashwagandha as she said it has anti-cancerous properties.
 Asked: 11/10/2013 How bad is to eat chocolate, candies and other sweets on a daily basis? Many thanks!
 Asked: 11/11/2013 Recall rates appear to be less than 10% and most sites claim that 85% of women recalled do not have cancer.
 Asked: 11/5/2013 Is it true that if you have an invasive procedure such as a biopsy that it will "stir things up" and cause the cancer (if it is present) to grow?
 Asked: 11/3/2013 What is the current thinking of using estrogen replacement and progesterone increasing risk of breast cancer? What about a topical estrogen gel? Or...
 Asked: 10/30/2013 I was diagnosed with DCIS in left breast and had a bilateral masectomy one year ago.
 Asked: 10/29/2013 Had surgical biopsy one month ago. Positive for Paget''s and underlying DCIS (noninvasive grade 1) without clear margins.
 Asked: 10/24/2013 I had a breast ultrasound and found a nodule on my left breast wich they biopsied and came back as mature adipose tissue and breast...
 Asked: 10/23/2013 They sent me for a mammogram but I''m currently pregnant they said 6 months ultrasound once more my question was do these two leasions have...
 Asked: 10/22/2013 I had a breast ultrasound and found a nodule on my left breast wich they biopsied and came back as mature adipose tissue and breast...
 Asked: 10/22/2013 Not sure where to ask this. I am a 1 year breast cancer survivor.
 Asked: 10/21/2013 Is it true that 30% of stage 1 breast cancers will become mets down the road? Ot that 40% of women with breast cancer will...
 Asked: 10/8/2013 Breast cancer was unheard of in many isolated cultures under observation by physicians in the late 19th century and early 20th centuries.
 Asked: 9/12/2013 Received ultrasound report that says breast lump has internal vascular flow.
 Asked: 8/30/2013 If two women have the same stats (ER/PR+, HER2 -, Oncotype score 10) BUT one has a 0.5 cm and the other has a 1.1 cm.
 Asked: 8/22/2013 There is a study that says that screen detected cancers are better in terms of survival than interval cancers.
 Asked: 8/13/2013 some one told me that tamoxifen is better at preventing a relasp of cancer than stopping the cancer from forming .
 Asked: 8/12/2013 Why would I have Lower Outer Quadrant when this is so rare? Mean worse prognosis? Some studies say yes.
 Asked: 8/1/2013 Is it better to have a low oncotype and higher grade (ex: 8 onco, grade2) OR a higher oncotype and a lower grade (ex: 17 onco, grade1)?
 Asked: 7/11/2013 Hello - My daughters carry their cellphones in their bras.
 Asked: 7/7/2013 I read that ilc metastaces are more likely to occur in years 5-10.
 Asked: 6/14/2013 I am curious if there can be a link between a basal cell skin carcinoma found on the left side of my back and removed...
 Asked: 6/14/2013 what is the recent research about certain deordorant ingredients(aluminun something?) and breast cancer? Tahnk you.
 Asked: 6/6/2013 Is it ok to use deodorant on the side that masectomy has been done.. Regards.
 Asked: 6/2/2013 If you have an itchy breast, is that a sign of cancer? If you need a biopsy, and have implants, what happens to the implant? .
 Asked: 6/2/2013 Dear Lillie, I was diagnosed with ILC, Ki67 15%, ER+ 75%, HER 2- and 2 nodes involved in July 2012.
 Asked: 6/2/2013 Hello! The dr love website states that 30-40 % of women with negative lymph nodes go on to develop metastatic bc.
 Asked: 5/29/2013 my mother diagonised with IDC (stage 2a,grade 3,er-/pr+,her2-,lumb of 2.5 cm,1/10 nodes involved)what is the prognosis of these type ?is grade 3 is dangerous for...
 Asked: 5/28/2013 Thank you for your response regarding the issue of dense breast.
 Asked: 5/26/2013 Regarding pea sized invasive lobular breast cancer & going untreated - Is it sure to cause death and if so How long would that be before occurring ?
 Asked: 5/24/2013 Thank you for your response. I have one more questions my breasts are dense I didnt know this all theses years and I don''t know what percentage is.
 Asked: 5/23/2013 If I have benign breast disease am I at a greater risk for breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/26/2013 Is a cancer that expresses almost 100% progesterone but less estrogen more aggressive? or is this not necessarily true?
 Asked: 4/25/2013 Hello. Is it true that lobular breast cancer is more likely to have micrometastaces- as that is it''s metastatic pattern - vs ductal.
 Asked: 4/10/2013 can benine turn into cancer.
 Asked: 4/5/2013 I just finished radiation in February for Stage 2A, 2 lymph nodes involved with small tumor.
 Asked: 4/4/2013 I have been told that the actual survival benefit of all these new supposedly wonderful treatments is only minimal, that in fact the survival of...

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