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 Asked: 8/14/2018 If someone were to wait for 6 months after radiation (post-lumpectomy) before starting AI''s, would they lose the benefit of the AI''s?
 Asked: 8/14/2018 Hi Lillie - I am a Stage 1 (1.5 cm, Oncotype 13) 5 year bc survivor.
 Asked: 8/13/2018 I had lumpectomy approx 2 months ago.
 Asked: 8/10/2018 ACOG Committee Opinion Number 659 March 2016 said data do not show increased risk of recurrence with the use of vaginal estrogen to relieve urogenital...
 Asked: 8/7/2018 After having a very difficult time on Hormone therapy for over 5 years, (giving all of them a try), I stopped taking them two months ago.
 Asked: 8/6/2018 Is there evidence that arimidex and or Tomoxifin have side affect of minicus tears .
 Asked: 8/6/2018 Subj: New Eng. Journal 10 year AI Study: What if Oncotype DX "0" ? Re.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 my mother was diagnosed with ductile carcinoma , the pathology result says 2 cm mass . She is 86 rather frail ,had surgery on her leg...
 Asked: 7/31/2018 Diagnosed w estrogen fed breast cancer stage 1 ten years ago and eight years ago different kind other side.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 any new opinions of BCI? On letrozole/then arimidex for 5 years.
 Asked: 7/27/2018 Hello. Mom had a biopsy this week.
 Asked: 7/24/2018 10 years of tamoxifen or AI''s gives an additional 3% benefit? Is this correct? .
 Asked: 7/24/2018 What is the Cumulative risk of distant recurrence after the 10yr hormonal therapy (Aromasin) treatments have stopped for early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer patients.
 Asked: 7/24/2018 (a) Can subcutaneous injection (Goserelin) be given in the back of the arm or your thigh, and the outer part of the bottom rather than...
 Asked: 7/23/2018 I am reaching my 5 year survivor date for Mucinous breast cancer stage 2 2.5cm.
 Asked: 7/23/2018 Hi Lillie! Could you explain what you mean about 7-8 years are "optimal" for anti-hormone therapy and why 10 years isn''t optimal if that is...
 Asked: 7/20/2018 is it a good idea to take an aspirin prior to travel on an overseas trip to help prevent blood clots for those of us...
 Asked: 7/16/2018 I am currently taking tamoxifen for stage 1 IDC and have few side effects.
 Asked: 7/16/2018 I had a lumpectomy in March. Now I am trying to take Anastrozole 1mg and they added clonidine 0.1 mg due to the extreme hot flashes constant sweats.
 Asked: 7/16/2018 Can exemestane cause hypercalcemia.
 Asked: 7/13/2018 In your opinion, does taking Melatonin help with breast cancer/ recurrence, being that lack of sleep maybe linked as a risk?
 Asked: 7/11/2018 I may have taken 2 Tamo this morning.
 Asked: 7/11/2018 I am 60 years old with node negative, er-pr positive,her 2 negative invasive ductal ca but have two tumors, same side,same quadrant, 1.5 cm and...
 Asked: 7/10/2018 Hello, Is Evista just as effective as Tamoxifen for prevention of breast cancer? I have ALH, and have been given the choice between these two drugs.
 Asked: 7/6/2018 Thank you for answering my question....I have been on letrozole for just about a year now,and was wondering if it is ok to take magnesium..
 Asked: 7/6/2018 If weight gain is a side effect of tamoxifen does that mean it increases the risk factor for patient’s with estrogen positive breast cancer? ...
 Asked: 7/5/2018 I am reading different statements on Raloxifene for preventing cancer in those at high risk who do not have cancer.
 Asked: 7/5/2018 I am not losing any weight no matter how much I exercise! I''ve gained 40 pounds since being on tamoxifen.
 Asked: 7/2/2018 Is one of the side effects of Herceptin weight gain in the stomach and thighs?
 Asked: 6/26/2018 I have estrogen driven breast cancer and am on anastrozole.
 Asked: 6/25/2018 I am 66 yo with ER +and PR + , Oncotype 16.
 Asked: 6/25/2018 Could you please explain me why I need the same dose of arimidex as a larger person? Every person is different (body size, BMI etc) .
 Asked: 6/25/2018 Are there any studies for extended use of Anastrozole over 10 years? Specifically for Brac2 carriers? Where can I find these studies?
 Asked: 6/25/2018 what does one do when you cant tolerate tamoxifen or AI''s? What other options are there?
 Asked: 6/22/2018 Would a postmenopausal woman ever reach such a low level of estrogen naturally that would make it equivalent to the artificially reduced level from...
 Asked: 6/22/2018 A postmenopausal woman, age 59, with LCIS has had endometrial hyperplasia & bleeding fibroids (age 50 and 56) treated with D&C, then endometrial ablation
 Asked: 6/22/2018 Is hormone therapy more important if the ER % is high? Is there a greater recurrence risk with a tumor that is ER 100% than one that is ER 50%? .
 Asked: 6/19/2018 Hi. My MO wouldn’t give me a recurrence risk percentage.
 Asked: 6/15/2018 I have been on all 3 AI ''s for over 5 years with miserable side effects.
 Asked: 6/15/2018 Is it safe to take Ranitidine with Tamoxifen? I read that it is a low level CYPD6 inhibitor.
 Asked: 6/11/2018 I’ve been on Tamoxifen for 3 months.
 Asked: 6/11/2018 Are migraines common with the use of letrozole and Zoladex? I''ve always suffered from migraines just some days before,during and some days after periods.Since I...
 Asked: 6/8/2018 I have been on Tamoxifen for a year without any hot flashes.
 Asked: 6/4/2018 I was diagnosed with Invasive duct carcinoma, grade 2 three years ago.
 Asked: 6/5/2018 Do you have any tips for improving the Fulvestrant injection(s) experience, or for coping with side effects? Thanks!
 Asked: 5/30/2018 Hi Lillie! I''m taking Letrozole and Zoladex to prevent any recurrence or mets of my primary stage IIA bc diagnosed when I was 42.
 Asked: 5/25/2018 Hi,I had a surgery last month.
 Asked: 5/21/2018 Dear Lilly: I''ve been taking anti-hormonal treatment (Tamoxifen for about 2 years and Letrozole for about 3 years) for bilateral ER+ Pr Her2 negative bc,...
 Asked: 5/17/2018 Is it ok for breast cancer patients to use vagifem to treat vaginal athrophy?
 Asked: 5/14/2018 Hi Lilly: I was diagnosed with bilateral ER+ PR+ Her2 negative bc at 42.I had a DMX and dense chemo.
 Asked: 5/14/2018 Does Herceptin cross the blood brain barrier? I am HER2+ and know that my chances for brain mets are increased.
 Asked: 5/11/2018 46 years 2013 i had mastectomy for 6 mm breast cancer, G1, ki 67 11 % ,er 100% , Pgr 70 % , herb2 0. 3...
 Asked: 5/11/2018 I have been on Aromasin for three years.
 Asked: 5/10/2018 I had a double mastectomy. Found ILC 0.3 mm and a second 4 mm.
 Asked: 5/8/2018 I''m 47.5 years old, diagnosed with IDC Feb 2016.
 Asked: 5/7/2018 Does taking 5mg of biotin forte affect anastrozole medication? Thank you!
 Asked: 4/30/2018 Almost 1.5 years from 1.5cm IDC/DCIS (Ic) indicated mastectomy (ER/PR+, her2Neu neg, low oncotype (7) score on tamox 12/17-4/18 and temporarily held given bilateral LE...
 Asked: 4/30/2018 Can anastrozole interfere with the healing of a broken bone? I know that a potential side effect is bone loss so I''m wondering if...
 Asked: 4/30/2018 Taking Tamoxifen for 3 years, Stage 1 IDC, ER/PR+, HER-2Neu -, small mass with lumpectomy and radiation tx.
 Asked: 4/24/2018 Hi Lillie, I''m coming on my 5 year anniversary.
 Asked: 4/23/2018 I had a 4.5cm lobular tumour removed and had an oncotype score of 10.
 Asked: 4/21/2018 Hi there I am taking tamoxifen and have been finding it hard to keep weight off ,I exercise and eat well ,before I got breast cancer...
 Asked: 4/20/2018 I was curious to see why the Estrogen Blocker (Fareston) is not widely prescribed in the United States.
 Asked: 4/19/2018 been on tamoxifen for about 8 months, my testosterone levels are very low - is it safe to have testosterone replacement (pellet or cream) while...
 Asked: 4/18/2018 Do aromatase inhibitors kill cancer cells or just stop or slow their growth? If the latter, do the cancer cells start to grow again when...
 Asked: 4/18/2018 I am a 58 year old woman, diagnosed with stage 1, grade two bc.
 Asked: 4/17/2018 I am in my 5th year on tamoxifen and find that I have had very few side effects, although I had few side effects from menopause too.
 Asked: 4/17/2018 For hand and finger pain/stiffness caused by Letrozole, do you ever recommend: ~~a weekly high dose of Vitamin D (50,000-unit) to complement a daily dosage of...
 Asked: 4/16/2018 Hello. I am experiencing considerable fatigue since finishing chemo/starting tamoxifen 3 years ago.
 Asked: 4/16/2018 38 yr old unmarried daughter, DCIS diagnosis recently, about 1 cm in left breast, grade 3, er positive had surgery, radiation, now deciding about taking...
 Asked: 4/12/2018 How much benefit do low ER+ (say 1 to 4%) women derive from hormone suppressant therapy? I''ve seen specific benefit figures for high ER+ women...
 Asked: 4/12/2018 besides breast cancer cells, dose any normal body cells need estrogen for their function, if yes, dose anti-estrogen drug affect whole body health? What is...
 Asked: 4/10/2018 Have started having lightheadedness and dizziness after 10 months on anastrazole.
 Asked: 4/10/2018 Do the SERMs Tamoxifen and Raloxifene tend to have fewer urogenital side effects than the Aromatase Inhibitors?
 Asked: 4/9/2018 Have you found that the brand name estrogen suppression drugs have fewer side effects than the chemical name/generics? Is there an advantage in taking...
 Asked: 4/9/2018 I have been on a aromatase inhibitor for five year this coming June.
 Asked: 4/9/2018 Hi! I had ER+ PR+ Her2 negative bc at 42.
 Asked: 4/9/2018 Would this be how you rank the "strength" of these 3 aromatase inhibitors in their effectiveness in suppressing estrogen? 1.
 Asked: 4/9/2018 Age 67, very healthy except for osteopenia, first and only diagnosis in February.
 Asked: 4/4/2018 2a er+idc w micromet.oncotype 14. BCI shows very little benefit.
 Asked: 4/3/2018 I have been drinking about one cup of brassica tea per day.
 Asked: 4/3/2018 Tamoxifen versus neratinib? I had triple positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/30/2018 I have taken tamoxifen for 10 years for estrogen positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/30/2018 what are the recurrence numbers for woman who do not take aromatase inhibitors i had an IDC with tubular features nottingham grade 1 5 mm greatest...
 Asked: 3/28/2018 Dear Lillie! I saw my oncologist last week.
 Asked: 3/28/2018 Hi Lillie, In 2015 I was diagnosed with HER2+, estrogen+, 2b invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 3/27/2018 I''m a post-menopausal woman with ALH. Is Evista or Tamoxifen a better chemoprevention choice if you''re concerned about side effects for the uterus, hyperplasia, thickened endometrium, bleeding, etc..
 Asked: 3/26/2018 Dear Lillie, I am kindly asking your advice in this particular situation: I am an ILC, ER+,PR+,HER2-, chemo, radio, under Tamoxifen since April 2013. Yesterday I...
 Asked: 3/26/2018 Mammogram 2/22/18.core needle biopsy 3/14/18.diagnosis Invasive ductal carcinoma 01:00 lesion 1 A ,grade 2, HER-2 + .I have been put on Aromatase Inhibitors and in...
 Asked: 3/23/2018 I have had two occurrences of DCIS.
 Asked: 3/22/2018 I have been on anastrozole for almost 5 years for stage 1 breast cancer and my hair is getting so thin along with painful knee joints.
 Asked: 3/22/2018 For hair loss a product on the market claims to have the following ingredients "Our concentrated Feminine complex lotion, formulated using our 100% natural PlacentolTM complex
 Asked: 3/22/2018 I did have the Mona Lisa Touch procedure with dry vaginal tissue and pain with vaginal penetration. After the procedure (which are 3 sessions,...
 Asked: 3/22/2018 Hi Lilly! I''m taking Letrozole (Femara) daily and Zoladex every 28 days.
 Asked: 3/22/2018 Hi! Eight weeks after lumpectomy 1.1cm Estr/Prog pos, HER neg (no nodes, clear margins, Oncotype 21, no chemo).
 Asked: 3/20/2018 This may be too off-topic but here goes.
 Asked: 3/19/2018 If a woman has a severe reaction within days of taking an aromatase inhibitor, does that mean that estrogen levels are already low so that...
 Asked: 3/19/2018 1. If patients treated for estrogen positive, HER2 negative breast cancer have received aromatase inhibitors with NED, no evidence of disease is that preventive treatment? 2.
 Asked: 3/14/2018 is it safe to take methyl folate ? apparently i carry the c677t gene.
 Asked: 3/14/2018 Have preliminary clinical trials shown a decrease in recurrence of breast cancer with nonFDA approved preventive aromatase inhibitors? If so, what clinical trial...

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