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 Asked: 12/31/2018 My mom (55 years old) was diagnosed with breast cancer about a year ago.
 Asked: 12/19/2018 my grandmother age 89 was diagnosed with stage 3 metaplasic carcinoma.
 Asked: 11/15/2018 87 year old woman who has cancer and just received a double masectomy.
 Asked: 10/22/2018 My 87 year old mom had a 7 mm tumor removed via lumpectomy and surrounding breast tissue was clear.
 Asked: 8/31/2018 My 93 year old mom was diagnosed with IDC.
 Asked: 8/24/2018 What is the closes John Hopkins hospital to Killen Alabama .
 Asked: 8/21/2018 My 89 yr old Mother had her breast and lipnodes remove over 9 weeks ago She was diagnosed with a progressive carcinoma cancer She also...
 Asked: 6/28/2018 89 year old mother had breast cancer at 85.
 Asked: 6/19/2018 My MIL was originally diagnosed with HER2 Negative Stage 3 cancer in 2010.
 Asked: 3/11/2018 50 year old daughter just diagnosed with Stage 2, lymph nodes are involved too.
 Asked: 11/6/2017 My Mom is 92. Five years ago she underwent breast cancer surgery for 2.5 cm piece.For 5 years she took 20 mg drug Daily.
 Asked: 9/17/2017 Good evening, I need some advice. My mom is still battling stage IV TNBC, had a recurrence in brain in July 2016 and has slowly gotten worse since then.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 My mom, 93, noticed nipple discharge and after mammogram, biopsy, was diagnosed with DCIS approx.
 Asked: 7/10/2017 My mother in law, age 90, had surgery on breast.
 Asked: 6/13/2017 Hi I was looking for a second opinion on my mothers Stage 4 Diagnosis.
 Asked: 5/30/2017 My sister was diagnosed at the age of 50 with Triple Negative Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 5/22/2017 My mother is 94 1/2 an has breast cancer, her lump is bleeding? She does not want to go yo a breast Doctor.
 Asked: 5/15/2017 My mother is 89 years old. She was diagnosed with Invasive ductal carcinoma in her left breast 7 months ago.
 Asked: 4/8/2017 Regarding broccoli sprouts again, are you aware of this product? See "" Product claims to have been developed in cooperation with John''s Hopkins
 Asked: 4/8/2017 Received a reply to my question regarding broccoli sprout consumption but the information is incorrect.
 Asked: 4/7/2017 My wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and just began chemotherapy.
 Asked: 11/28/2016 Hi my mom 86 years old. She has breast tumor 2 years.6 months ago ,tumor started to grow through the skin.
 Asked: 4/15/2016 Tnx for answering me the question about intercourse after chemo..
 Asked: 4/15/2016 Dear lilie My wife had taxol chemo two years back..
 Asked: 12/4/2015 Today My Mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer, mets to many bones.
 Asked: 12/2/2015 Strong family history brca2 ....daughter found small pea size lump in breast ..mammogram showed nothing..felt 4 months later size of golf ball..
 Asked: 11/25/2015 My mother is 93 years old and has Alzhiemers.
 Asked: 8/21/2015 hi I am here because my mom was diagnosed with idc I felt terrible before she was diagnosed cause I feared that she''d be diagnosed...
 Asked: 8/20/2015 hi my mom was diagnosed with idc about 3 months ago I''m not sure yet what is the er,pr,her2 status but if this were to...
 Asked: 7/28/2015 Hello, my mom was recently diagnosed with idc, there is no metastasis.
 Asked: 6/9/2015 Hi! My 89 year old Mum was recently diagnosed with invasive lobular breast cancer and has had a lumpectomy to remove the tumor.
 Asked: 1/11/2015 Hi, If you have some breast scar tissue along with having fibrocystic breasts, can gravity or pressure cause off and on pain or twinge for lack...
 Asked: 10/9/2014 My 93 year old has stage 3 triple negative beast CA.
 Asked: 9/12/2014 My wife survived breast cancer and has been cancer free for 5 years now.
 Asked: 8/23/2014 My mom is 90 years old and was diagnosed last week with invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 5/22/2014 My mom is a Stage 4 Breast Cancer patient of 8 years.
 Asked: 5/1/2014 hello my mom received the reports saying that she has got breast cancer of dimensions 2*1.6*2.3 cm and another small small lumps of 1.3 cm...
 Asked: 2/21/2014 I am very concerned about my 29 year old daughter.
 Asked: 2/9/2014 I just found out my college age daughters father tested positive for the brca2 gene.
 Asked: 1/14/2014 my 14 year old daughter has golf ball size lumps in her breast that are hard and sore.
 Asked: 11/13/2013 Thanks Lillie Shockney, R.N. For the wonderful job you are doing.
 Asked: 10/7/2013 How long after receiving chemotherapy is it safe for a spouse to bathe with a cancer patient? (If my spouse received chemo, can I take a...
 Asked: 9/22/2013 My wife has "invasive er-pr-pos lobular her-#2 carcinoma neg".
 Asked: 8/31/2013 Weak and Fatigued. What to expect? My mom was very recently diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on August 5th.
 Asked: 8/26/2013 My mom was treated for invasive ductal 1.1CM and is approaching 1yr survival.
 Asked: 4/12/2013 I have been dealing with trouble in my left breast since 2009 had first surgery in 09 they removed a golfball size lump at that...
 Asked: 12/6/2012 how are family members supposed to cope with a breast cancer diagnosis? it is such an unpredictable disease and unlike other cancers, risk does not...
 Asked: 10/20/2012 hi lilli i am two survivel left breast dcis 2008.
 Asked: 10/6/2012 I am single, 38 and will have a unilateral mastectomy with diep flap.
 Asked: 10/5/2012 Family member is stage 4, triple negative w/ extensive Leptomeningeal mets and several brain mets.
 Asked: 9/8/2012 Hi Lillie, You have been of tremendous help to me in the past regarding my 45 yr old wife who has stage 4 breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/30/2012 sister had breast cancer stage 2 in 2002.
 Asked: 7/30/2012 My wife (37 y/o) had her annual mammogram last week and an architectural distortion that measures 1cm was found.
 Asked: 7/17/2012 Hello, I''m struggling with how to best support my wife in the treatment decision-making process.
 Asked: 3/18/2012 Before I was diagnosed with BC, I was estranged with a close family member.
 Asked: 1/27/2012 This question is in regard to second hand smoke which is a known factor for developing cancer, including breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/10/2012 my wife had bc in 2002, recurrance in 08, w mastectomy,chemo rads in 02, more chemo bc back in area right of mastectomy.
 Asked: 10/25/2011 What do we do when those family members that we hope would be there for us when we have had a bc diagnosis treat us...
 Asked: 10/15/2011 Dear Lillie, thankyou for your caring and supportive site.
 Asked: 10/7/2011 what are the best ways to support my family member with breast cancer? .
 Asked: 6/26/2011 I have a young friend (24 years old) with no insurance who is facing breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/9/2011 I was diagnosed with ADH a few weeks ago and am sch for a incional biopsy on friday.
 Asked: 5/30/2011 How do you tell your family you have breast cancer? Thanks..
 Asked: 5/4/2011 Is swelling in my left rib cage normal?
 Asked: 4/24/2011 I don''t know if my thinking is right or wrong but I have DCIS and will have surgery in 2 weeks and I find my...
 Asked: 2/25/2011 My mom just had a breast tumor removed, along with 4 lymph nodes.
 Asked: 12/29/2010 Hello Lillie, wrote to you a year or so ago, my Mom was Dx w Stage 3 invasive Lobular Breast Cancer, she endured 6 months...
 Asked: 11/19/2010 My Mother-in-law has breast cancer and an open wound.
 Asked: 10/26/2010 Hello, i just found out litterly hoursago my mom has garden variety breast cancer i feel im more upset then she is, she hasnt really...
 Asked: 10/8/2010 How can regular students help breast cancer patients and their families? For example, some people can help sew pillows, caps, padded bags, etc.
 Asked: 10/6/2010 my sister has stage 4 breast cancer she was told next week is her last chemo and has not been told any thing else she...
 Asked: 9/13/2010 I am a NP at hopkins and my friend has breast cancer being treated at Hopkins.
 Asked: 6/15/2010 my sister in law has estrogen-receptive breast cancer, has completed chemotherapy and is about to begin radiation therapy.
 Asked: 3/28/2010 i''m from El Salvador in Central America.
 Asked: 3/28/2010 I would like my mom to get a second opinion and possibly have her surgery at Hopkins for her 2cm invasive ductal carcinoma, but how...
 Asked: 12/20/2009 My fiances grandmother has been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and is 87 years old.
 Asked: 4/20/2009 Dear Lillie, Thank you so much for being here for us.
 Asked: 1/31/2009 My Mom is 65 years old. She was just diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.
 Asked: 12/15/2008 My best friend had stage 3 tripl neg breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 Dear Lillie, I am having a very difficult time getting my sister to be more positive.
 Asked: 3/31/2008 My mother first had breast cancer in 1990; mastectomy,chemo radiation and tamoxifen for 5 years.
 Asked: 3/24/2008 Hi, I have a question about pain being a symptom of BC.
 Asked: 6/16/2007 i had breast reconstruction by getting a trabsflap in which skin was taken from my abdomen.
 Asked: 3/19/2007 My 73 year old aunt has been diagnosed with Stage 2 bc.
 Asked: 1/15/2007 My cousin was just diagnosed w/Breast Cancer..
 Asked: 12/13/2006 My mother was diagnosed with IBC in July 2004.
 Asked: 11/20/2006 Age 37: Two 1.5 cm tumors (same breast), ER+,PR-, HER2 1+, 2 SNB nodes negative, Bilateral mastectomies, 4 A/C chemo.
 Asked: 11/15/2006 iam currently doing a year 12 independent proect on the effect breast cancer has on family members any information on this topic will help many...
 Asked: 10/30/2006 You have been so kind to answer two previous questions I have submitted for my sister.
 Asked: 9/21/2006 My mother has booked surgery for Tuesday next to have a right breast mastectomy and a tram operation with surgical mesh put in during the...
 Asked: 9/18/2006 my mom was diagnosed with stage 2 ivc and she has 1 out of 2 lymph nodes positive.She is er/pr- and her2/neu+.
 Asked: 9/18/2006 My Aunt, dx:idc, lumpectomy,sentinal dye,negative nodes,negative margins,3.3x8 by 2.5.
 Asked: 9/13/2006 My mom is 61 years old and has invasive ductal carcioma and she is scheduled to have axillary dissection in 3 weeks beacuse one out...
 Asked: 8/19/2006 Hi, my 86 yo mother diagnosed with idc, had lumpectemy of 1.4cm lump.
 Asked: 7/25/2006 My wife was diagnosed with cancer and told to by her breast doctor she needed to meet with an oncologist.
 Asked: 6/27/2006 My stepmother was diagnosed with IBC in 1992 at which time she had a double mastectomy,radiation, and hypobarics.
 Asked: 6/19/2006 I questioning for my Mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time approximately 13 years ago.
 Asked: 6/6/2006 My sister in law was just diagnosed with hormone negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/5/2006 I was dx 9/05 had a bi-lateral mastectomy with reconstruction.
 Asked: 4/4/2006 I have been dealing with biopsies,etc. for about 3 months.

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