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 Asked: 9/26/2017 71year old was diagnosed in April 2014 with ductal carcinoma before the surgery : stage 2,grade 2, ER/PR 80% ,the surgery was done...
 Asked: 9/24/2017 Diagnosed with breast cance Aprilr 2014 stage 2B, grade high 2.7 cm.
 Asked: 9/23/2017 Hi Lilly. I had dense chemotherapy (4 AC + 4 Taxol)about 4 years ago.
 Asked: 9/21/2017 Is there such a thing as "Arimidex withdrawal"? I am a 71 year old, 7-year survivor of PLIC, Stage Ib, no nodes, no lvi.
 Asked: 9/18/2017 Thank you so much for answering so quickly and for your help, Lillie.
 Asked: 9/18/2017 Can tamoxifen increase spider veins?close .
 Asked: 9/17/2017 Hi! I''ve been taking Letrozole for about a year and a half and Zoladex too.
 Asked: 9/17/2017 I am now 61. I was treated for DCIS five years ago (2012): lumpectomy and radiation.
 Asked: 9/14/2017 Hello! Your advice is so helpful. I''ve just had Exchange to implant surgery.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 Hi, I just asked about taking Tamoxifen after neo adjuvant chemo while I wait for surgery.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I have a 7 week wait from finishing neoadjuvant chemo until surgery.
 Asked: 9/8/2017 What are the differences in overall survival rate for being on Arimidex for 8 years versus 10 years? I''m finding the side effects are making...
 Asked: 9/8/2017 I had stage 3 breast cancer 3 years ago and have just been diagnosed with stage 4 HER-2 negative metastatic cancer in the sternum.
 Asked: 9/8/2017 Hi Lillie, I am 50 years old and I have been on tamoxifen for the past 2 months and I have developed constant pain on my...
 Asked: 9/8/2017 There has been a decrease in bone mineral density of 5.5 % in the lumbar spine and 3.8 % in the total hip compared to...
 Asked: 9/6/2017 Hi - I have been on Tamoxifen for about 2 months now and I get hot flashes especially at night but lately I have, during...
 Asked: 9/4/2017 Hi Lillie. I''m on Arimidex & my hair & eyebrows are starting to thin.
 Asked: 9/2/2017 Hi, I''m going to be starting Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 9/2/2017 Hi I read something about taking Estriol 2 to 8 mgs daily in place of tamoxifen.
 Asked: 8/30/2017 Lillie, I''ve been on Tamoxifen for two years.
 Asked: 8/28/2017 Hi, I had PR+ HER2- stage 2 breast cancer, lumpectomy,radiation, in 2012, 5years ago.
 Asked: 8/28/2017 I had IDC 7 mm, stage1, hormone positive in 2009.
 Asked: 8/27/2017 I have been off Tamoxifen now for a little over 7 months.
 Asked: 8/27/2017 Hello, My mother, 90 years old, is diagnoised with Stage 3b grade 2 breast cancer and it spread to lymph nodes.
 Asked: 8/25/2017 I am 42 yr old and was diagnose with stage 2 Invasive BC 1.5 years ago.
 Asked: 8/24/2017 Is it possible for breast cancer to mutate from taking tamoxifen and become triple negative? .
 Asked: 8/24/2017 My blood serum estrogen level is 4 without anastrozole for 1 month.
 Asked: 8/24/2017 Is a 10% risk of fracture considered high? (my DEXA scan results) That means 90% no risk of fracture.
 Asked: 8/22/2017 If you''re overweight, does that make it harder for the aromatase inhibitor to work?
 Asked: 8/22/2017 After surgery (ICP, grade 2, 2.3 cm, associated with intracystic papillary Cancer and DCIS, there is one margin DCIS positive, I would not like the...
 Asked: 8/22/2017 Hi lilie Is hormonal therapy designed to kill lingering cancer cells or just buying more time for patient by starving those cells Tnx.
 Asked: 8/22/2017 A year and one half ago, I had only a faint beginning of cataracts, if that the doctor said.
 Asked: 8/21/2017 I had stage 1 lobular carcinoma at 47 yrs old.
 Asked: 8/17/2017 FDA approval of Ribociclib for use in combination with letrozole as a frontline therapy for patients with hormone-receptor (HR)+positive, does this mean this is going...
 Asked: 8/17/2017 I was on bioidentical hormone therapy when my core biopsy was done pre-op.
 Asked: 8/11/2017 I heard taking Aspirin 81mg daily carries significant risks.
 Asked: 8/10/2017 Hi Lillie, are there any studies currently being done to determine if hormonal therapy or other treatment might be an option after the 10 years...
 Asked: 8/9/2017 Follow up to this Q:"2016 the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology agreed with...
 Asked: 8/8/2017 Have the "guidelines " for clear margins after lumpectomy changed? I recall not long ago (early 2016) that it was required they be clear, size...
 Asked: 8/7/2017 I''m taking tamoxifen because of a past breast cancer diagnoses in 1999.
 Asked: 8/5/2017 I''m 65, had lumpectomy and radiation for Stage 1.
 Asked: 8/5/2017 Can anti Hormonal medicine take are of the recurrence when there is one margin DCIS positive? the tumor was 2.3 x 2 x 1.5 cm,...
 Asked: 8/2/2017 How dire is it if a dose of tamoxifen is missed? I have been on it since March and haven''t missed a dose yet.
 Asked: 7/31/2017 What do people mean when they say they''re 100% estrogen & progesterone positive? My ER score is 9.7 & I thought that was great, but...
 Asked: 7/30/2017 Stage 3 IDC ER+PR+ HER2 I''ve been taking Herceptin and Faslodex now for 12 years.
 Asked: 7/28/2017 Follow-up to Arimidex/hair thinning question.
 Asked: 7/28/2017 I''ve been on Arimidex since February & so far no hair thinning.
 Asked: 7/28/2017 Can Prophylactic oophorectomy increase your risk of memory loss and dementia? Do you know if there are studies that show this risk may be reduced...
 Asked: 7/28/2017 I was told by the Onco. if I donít want to take Zoladex I can remove my ovaries.
 Asked: 7/27/2017 I will complete ten years of anastrozole therapy in February.
 Asked: 7/28/2017 Hi! You wrote, "tamoxifen is designed for DCIS and for premenopausal women".
 Asked: 7/26/2017 I am taking Letrozole for breast ca colloid muciness carsonoma had bil mastectomy I am loosing my hair since I have been taking this med...
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Lillie I wanted to let you know that after being off arimidex for 6 weeks my lifts are back to normal.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Hi! I have had a discussion the other day about chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Hello! I was diagnosed with IDC Stage 1A, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ HER-.
 Asked: 7/21/2017 Which ai does Hopkins generally start women out on and why?
 Asked: 7/18/2017 I am 61, no genetic cancer markers, 2 cm, no nodes, good margins, lobular, ER and PR pos.
 Asked: 7/14/2017 How necessary is hormonal therapy to avoid recurrence for microinvasive DCIS, tumor less than .5cm with complete unilateral mastectomy and no family history of BC
 Asked: 7/14/2017 I am grateful for your answers. I had a bilateral bc diagnosis (ER+ PR+ Herneu negative, IDC,stage IIA) My oncologist switched me from Tamoxifen to Letrozole after being without a period for a year and indicating blood tests I was menopausal.
 Asked: 7/13/2017 Will Arimidex be effective if you''re also on Lexapro?
 Asked: 7/13/2017 Lillie thank you so much for your answer about autoimmune hep and taking a break from arimidex.
 Asked: 7/12/2017 To the women worried about taking tamoxifen: Most people with little or no side effects don''t post to this forum because they''re feeling fine.
 Asked: 7/12/2017 I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/11/2017 Lillie I am a pt. at Hopkins.
 Asked: 7/11/2017 What is my risk of distant recurrence WITHOUT tamoxifen/endocrine therapy if my OncotypeDX score is 12? The Oncotype says my chance of distant recurrence/metastasis is...
 Asked: 7/11/2017 Is Femara more effective than Arimidex?
 Asked: 7/10/2017 Why is so much emphasis given to chances of recurrence vs the chances of non recurrence in instances where that number is so much greater? For ex.
 Asked: 7/9/2017 I was diagnosed with stage 1A multifocal Invasive breast cancer ER/PR+ (both) and HER - (both).
 Asked: 7/9/2017 For the purposes of taking an AI, how is post menopause defined? (My blood test indicated post menopause levels but I am still having periods).
 Asked: 7/9/2017 Diagnosed in Jan with ILC/Stage 1. Peri men.
 Asked: 7/6/2017 I was Dx with IDC Stage 2b last year.
 Asked: 7/2/2017 My diagnosis was DCIS and infiltrating lobular stage 1, 0.4 cm in greatest dimension.
 Asked: 7/2/2017 Just received results of BCI which came back as 10.8 high risk of recurrence with low benefit of extended endocrine therapy.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 I will be starting Tamoxifen in a week and will be taking it for 5 years.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 I agree with previous questions regarding the Oncotypedx test results.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 I take anastrozole.
 Asked: 6/25/2017 Your comment to a previous poster: "genomic health will have typed on the report for you and your doctors the percentage risk you have...
 Asked: 6/25/2017 Was diagnosed two years ago w/IDC stage 1, grade 2, ER+ PR+ HER2- Sentinel Node (-) Oncotype result is 21 - a risk of distant...
 Asked: 6/25/2017 I am in the ATEMPT trial at Hopkins.
 Asked: 6/24/2017 2 oncologists used the Oncotype DX result of 20 and did not or were not able to answer my question of my percent risk number...
 Asked: 6/22/2017 First,thank you for your amazing ongoing support for BC patients.
 Asked: 6/22/2017 Do oncologist check the hormone level before prescribing ananstrozole or similar therapy?
 Asked: 6/21/2017 What to do with swollen hands in the morning? Is it due to the lezorole AI medication side effects.
 Asked: 6/20/2017 I am taking a hormonal inhibitor. It has increased my cholesterol.
 Asked: 6/19/2017 My oncologist said I''d have to complete a 10 years antihormonal treatment for bilateral bc diagnosis at the same time about 4 years ago when I was 42.
 Asked: 6/16/2017 Hi Lillie, on Anastrozole for 19 months for stage 1 grade 2 highly ER/PR positive, KI67 10%, Oncotype score 8.
 Asked: 6/15/2017 Restarting anastrozole.
 Asked: 6/15/2017 ASCO meeting in Chicago is over, It doesn''t seem that the Genomic Health Company has made any new announcements regarding their Oncotype DX for...
 Asked: 6/15/2017 Lillie, on Tamoxifen for almost two years.
 Asked: 6/14/2017 I did complete Chemo+Herceptin & Herceptin for 1yr, & radiation, nodes clear.
 Asked: 6/13/2017 I was diagnosed in 1/17 with Stage 1 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, underwent a lumpectomy in 3/17 followed by 7 weeks of radiation TX.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 2013 Stage 2b, ER/PR+ Her2-. Oncotype 24.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 Is there one BIG study that confirms that AI work in reducing/preventing recurrence of BC? The studies that I have seen referenced are small, i.e,...
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I had lumpectomy for 5.0 cm microcalcifications grade 3 necrosis.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I''ve been taking Zoladex for about 3 months and Letrozole (Femara) for about 10 months.
 Asked: 6/9/2017 Should the physicians order Her2, ER and PR tests for all breast cancer patients?
 Asked: 6/9/2017 Can Zoladex shots be given by a PCP or a OB/GYN rather than a cancer clinic facility/hospital.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 diagnosed with Stage 1A IBC ER and PR+, Her2 neg, tumor ~ 1.4 cm and Oncotype score 9.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 My wife has completed 6 years of AI therapy with letrozole for invasive ductal carcinoma.

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