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 Asked: 3/26/2013 I am a 10 year breast cancer survivor and to avoid meat I have textured soy protein (ie Morning Star) on an almost daily basis.
 Asked: 3/10/2013 I have been on medifast since sept 2012 now having mri for possible breast cancer did the soy cause this all of a sudden and...
 Asked: 3/4/2013 my wife 48 age-has stage 1 BC -luminal A-1.1 cm in size had lumbectomy then radiotherapy for 6 weeks-then tamoxifen-she has back pain specialy on...
 Asked: 3/3/2013 my wife 48 old 1.1cm-ER+VE-PR+VE-HERT2-VE she undewent lumectomy with postoperative radiation for 6-weeks then tamoxifen -my questions:1-what the prognosis --2-is she in need for...
 Asked: 2/27/2013 I was recently diagnosed with Invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/27/2013 Do they know the percentage of women with mircrometastatic disease/cells that have been shed from the tumor? i know 30 percent or 1/3 of all...
 Asked: 2/25/2013 Can a breast lift procedure increase the chances of getting breast cancer? I understand the nipple is removed and repositioned? If so, what happens to...
 Asked: 2/19/2013 Hello I had an oopherectomy and am on arimidex since my diagnosis for breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/14/2013 I just read a Duke University study that says women who choose lumpectomy + radiation (for early stage) have a better survival than those who...
 Asked: 2/13/2013 Dear Lillie, it is true that bleach and hair color can increase the risk of reccurence? Many thanks for your help!
 Asked: 2/13/2013 Good morning! I have just had a bilateral mastectomy with lymph node removal.
 Asked: 1/11/2013 is it true that a biopsy can start the spread of cancer? it makes sense because a biopsy sheds cancer cells into the blood stream...
 Asked: 1/3/2013 i understand that there are multiple forms of breast cancer and if you have had one form, you are at increased risk for all other forms.
 Asked: 12/23/2012 Merry Christmas to and your family -lLillie.
 Asked: 12/14/2012 I understand that 6 years is a milestone for us bc ladies! When I asked my oncologist, who I no longer see, about recurrence rates/prognosis...
 Asked: 12/13/2012 According to the National Breast Cancer Coalition, some 6 percent of breast cancer patients have metastatic disease at the time of the initial diagnosis
 Asked: 12/6/2012 can u explain why some stats are different than others? ex: many books say that DCIS has 100% survival at 5 yrs and Stage 1 has...
 Asked: 12/6/2012 I have read that premenopausal women inherit a more dangerous and deadly breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/5/2012 Thank u lillie so much for answering my question about grade.
 Asked: 12/5/2012 Confused.... Histologic grade- score 2, nuclear grade-score 2, mitotic count, score 1.
 Asked: 11/30/2012 My pathology report says IDC Nos Type.
 Asked: 11/28/2012 I''ve read that weight gain during adult hood increases your risk for breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/26/2012 MYTH: I should eat an organic diet to reduce my chances of a recurrence. Question: Why isn''t this correct? Conventionally raised produce and animals contain pesticides...
 Asked: 11/24/2012 I had DCIS with clear lymph nodes and had a mastectomy 6/19/12.
 Asked: 11/23/2012 2nd hand smoke and DCIS insitu- is there any research out there? I am a survivor who had cancer in left and ended up having...
 Asked: 11/22/2012 Lillie, i heard about Andrea Mitchell and everyone mad at her cuz she said cure.
 Asked: 11/22/2012 Dear Lillie, is it safer to have a tooth extracted or root canal treatment with HER2+ breast cancer? Is it possible for HER2+ to spread...
 Asked: 11/20/2012 Dr. Lillie, On the website, it states in its Breast cancer section that 1/2 of the women diagnosed eventually develop metastatic disease.
 Asked: 11/19/2012 I have read a lot of Dr.
 Asked: 11/11/2012 F/U question on Breast Cancer Staging. Part of the answer to a question on 10/6/12 was: early stage is defined as stage 0,1 and 2a.
 Asked: 11/10/2012 Regarding early stage breast cancer. Does NCI still consider DCIS, Stage I, IIa as well as IIb and IIIa early stage breast...
 Asked: 10/27/2012 Maybe I just like scaring myself but in a 2011 ASCO abstract (#e11092) "Oncotype DX in PR- tumors in light of the prognostic value of...
 Asked: 10/21/2012 I was diagnosed with stage 2a invasive lobular, multifocal breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/14/2012 True or False. Chemo "cures" breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/11/2012 My wife is 66 years old her mother died of breast cancer,her aunt had it, the digital mammography showed a nodule that is only 7mm...
 Asked: 10/6/2012 Another website on metastatic breast cancer indicates that almost 30% of early-stage bc patients will become stage IV.
 Asked: 9/19/2012 My sister was diagnosed with breast cancer five years ago.
 Asked: 9/3/2012 I have been diagnosed with DCIS. Five days ago I had a lumpectomy and am waiting to see if the matgins are clear..
 Asked: 9/1/2012 I had a screening mammogram which showed dense breast tissue.
 Asked: 8/13/2012 Diagnosed with IDC, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, Her2 -, lumpectomy with 4 positive nodes.
 Asked: 8/10/2012 Explain more about calcifications and their role in diagnosing breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/30/2012 It seems that many sources say that breast cancer doesn''t hurt, yet many survivors say that yes, their cancer hurt even when small.
 Asked: 7/28/2012 I want to seek advice from you about my wife breast cancer. My wife, 55 yr of age has recently been diagnosed as IDC grade III...
 Asked: 7/18/2012 i am starting external radiation for my breast cancer - whole breast being radiated - i have an 11 yr old and 14 yr old...
 Asked: 7/4/2012 I have a girlfriend whose mother expired last year due to breast cancer .
 Asked: 6/28/2012 There are a lot of information on the web saying that mammograms can actually cause cancer.
 Asked: 6/19/2012 Hi, I''ve heard that massaging your breasts too often will cause lumps around the breasts area, is that true? And if so, will it lead you...
 Asked: 6/8/2012 Hi, I''m quite confuse with the supporting team in breast cancer treatment. Based on my reading, patients refer to general practitioner then GP will referred to...
 Asked: 6/6/2012 Breast reduction...does this increase my risk for breast cancer? No family history of bc, parent had pancreatic cancer.
 Asked: 5/31/2012 Hello I noted that a statement indicates " biggest risk of recurrence occurs in the first two years." Is that for idc only or does it also...
 Asked: 5/21/2012 I''ve recently read about the oncomodulatory properties of CMV.
 Asked: 5/21/2012 so, following my previous question about core biopsy and malignant cells, i am confused.
 Asked: 5/21/2012 i had a core biopsy done on a nodule the doctor did NOT think would be cancer but it is.
 Asked: 5/10/2012 Does having uterine cancer increase your risk for breast cancer..
 Asked: 5/10/2012 If you have had ovarian or uterine cancer does it increase your risk for breast cancer and if so by how much?
 Asked: 5/1/2012 I recently read that there is a test called MammaPrint that can determine the aggressiveness of a tumor for metastasis.
 Asked: 4/19/2012 For those of us who were diagnosed before routine HER2 testing, how long does HER2 positivity impact on recurrence? When can we cease to worry...
 Asked: 4/4/2012 Hi Lillie.
 Asked: 3/31/2012 I recently underwent a simple mastectomy for DCIS.
 Asked: 3/26/2012 Biopsy question followup. My surgical excision failed to get clear margins.
 Asked: 3/25/2012 If a needle biopsy can spread cancer cells via the needle tract( and surgeons are careful to remove the tract) why wouldn''t cutting through a...
 Asked: 3/23/2012 I asked the biopsy question. Unfortunately, my tumor was cut into via an excisional biopsy as they did not initially believe it was cancer.
 Asked: 3/23/2012 Hi I asked whether an excisional biopsy w/o clean margins - later followed by a mastectomy to obtain clear margins- could spread bc through the bloodstream
 Asked: 3/12/2012 I had a fibroadenoma form with my pregnancy this past year, it became very large 4cm then shrunk back down to 2 when it was removed.
 Asked: 3/7/2012 Are some lymph nodes removed when a patient has a mastectomy (not counting axillary nodes)? Basically,are there nodes within the breast tissue itself? Thanks.
 Asked: 2/29/2012 TNBC right breast patient diagnosed in 2007.
 Asked: 2/25/2012 I read on another website that the reason drs don''t request regular scans to catch bc recurrence early is that it does not matter...
 Asked: 2/14/2012 I''ve heard that bras can cause breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/14/2012 If tumours are going to recur, will G3 tumours come back quicker than G1 tumours? Thanks.
 Asked: 2/4/2012 Good Day! I have read somewhere in the internet that breast cancer is directly related to dental infections? That we should not agree to dental...
 Asked: 1/28/2012 I was told that if you have breast cancer and it is TNBC it will come back to another organ in you body.
 Asked: 1/27/2012 DCIS...Is it true that 2 out of 3 DCIS cases (according to Dr Silverstein, USC and in his book on the subject) would not result...
 Asked: 1/26/2012 I am 62 years old with no family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/24/2012 Queria saber se o cancer com o nome de carcinoma indrodutal camedomio é muito grave? que tipo de cancer é esse?
 Asked: 1/24/2012 I have been told that if a person has a bilateral mastectomy for cancer in a unilateral breast that if the breast cancer would recur...
 Asked: 1/17/2012 I have read that if you wait to long after a lumpectomy to do chemo it will not be effective.
 Asked: 1/4/2012 As per the previous question regarding atypical glandular cells on a pap smear and breast disease and breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/4/2012 Excisional breast biopsy (left breast) for enlarging breast mass December 2010.
 Asked: 12/21/2011 Happy Holidays, Lily, I wanted to take this time to thank you for the help, advice and comfort you have given me in my...
 Asked: 12/21/2011 Hey, im making a cncer bot that you swallow and it goes to the cancer spot, is there a chemical it could let out or...
 Asked: 12/17/2011 I was diagnosed with DCIS in October and have since had a BMX on Nov.
 Asked: 12/13/2011 I asked about Luminal A and Luminal B--you said go here for the answer--was there a link?
 Asked: 12/13/2011 What is meant by Luminal A and Luminal B tumors? My path report doesn''t indicate anything about that or Ki-67.
 Asked: 12/3/2011 Hi Lillie-I have read that the risk assessment score from Adjuvant online tends to be higher than that of oncotype testing-sometimes significantly so.
 Asked: 11/30/2011 I have been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in my right breast.
 Asked: 11/26/2011 My wife(47 years old- no history of breast cancer in family) was diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia.
 Asked: 11/19/2011 My girl friend is 26 and believes that by my fondling her could somehow cause breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/16/2011 Is early stage grade 3 bc still more likely to recur at distant sites than early stage grade 1 bc when we are many years...
 Asked: 11/8/2011 I saw an episode of Dr. Oz this past week on breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/1/2011 I have had bil mastectomies following stage 1 bc.
 Asked: 10/29/2011 What percent of solid breast masses (as diagnosed via mammogram, ultra sound and physical exam) are found to be positive for cancer when biopsied in...
 Asked: 10/28/2011 I was diagnosed with Grade 3, stage 2, invasive ductal breast cancer in Nov 2006 and had a lumpectomy, chemo and radiotherapy.
 Asked: 10/26/2011 i heard that we can avoid breast surgery by injecting some fluid to the cancer area!!!!!!!!!!! is this true .
 Asked: 10/25/2011 I know that alcohol is bad for us ladies who have had ER+ bc! But can you tell me, if we have an occasional drink,...
 Asked: 10/23/2011 55 and menopausal... complex cell cyst aspirated...shrunk from 7mm to 2x3mm.
 Asked: 10/17/2011 I am scheduled for a bilateral mastectomy this Friday.
 Asked: 10/15/2011 Hello. I have read that when a lump or abnormality is physically detected during a self breast exam that often it is too late and the disease is already in its advanced stages.
 Asked: 8/30/2011 What is the incidence, prevalence, and pathophysiology of breast cancer?
 Asked: 8/29/2011 I had the Oncotype DX test performed on my tissue that was recently removed during my breast lumptecomy.
 Asked: 8/24/2011 My wife had breast cancer. One breast was removed and a lump taken from the other.

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