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 Asked: 5/24/2017 I am a 65 year old post menopausal woman from Canada.
 Asked: 5/23/2017 Hello dr I had a breast cancer in fist step 1.5cm .
 Asked: 5/22/2017 Hello from London. I was dx 2011 aged 54, extensive DCIS high grade with several foci of microinvasion, 7/37 nodes involved, HER2 +++.
 Asked: 5/19/2017 I take one anastrozole pill each morning followed by a cup of coffee.
 Asked: 5/19/2017 I am off anastrozole and letrozole for over one month.
 Asked: 5/15/2017 My biopsy says my ILC is Pr positive with 5% moderately stained while my Oncotype says Pr "Negative" with a score of 4.9? Which...
 Asked: 5/12/2017 I was diagnosed with 6 mm grade 1 tumor in rb.
 Asked: 5/12/2017 Thank you for your previous reply to my recent post.
 Asked: 5/10/2017 Good morning. After having taken letrozole for about 4 months my periods came back.
 Asked: 5/9/2017 Good evening. 1) Does Zoladex and letrozol cause inevitably weigth gain? 2)Is it possible to lose weigth with this treatment? I''ve gained about 6 kg since chemotherapy treatment about 4 years ago when I was diagnosed with BBC at 42 (pre-menopausal) I''m taking zoladex and letrozole at present.
 Asked: 5/9/2017 I''m taking Zoladex 3.5 mg every 28 days and letrozole every day.
 Asked: 5/5/2017 Are there any drugs for estrogen positive breast cancer that do not cause bone loss? I had a lumpectomy for invasive lobular cancer , my onco...
 Asked: 5/5/2017 O n 5/1/17, you answered that the risk of recurrence for Oncotype 5 may be 1-2%.
 Asked: 5/1/2017 I am trying to find the recurrence risk for an oncotype score 5 l have had a recent mastectomy for invasive ducal carcinoma with very...
 Asked: 5/1/2017 Hello Just wanted to ask about benefits of ovary removal ,I''m 41 been treated for stage one ,grade 1 ,pr er very positive,her negative ,low oncotype,.my...
 Asked: 4/28/2017 What % of women on arimidex/anastrozole therapy will suffer broken bones as a result of these meds? Are there studies that shed light on this?..
 Asked: 4/27/2017 It is a given that AI therapy is damaging the bones.
 Asked: 4/26/2017 Letrozole and fattening belly 10 months on letrozole after lumpectomy and radiation.
 Asked: 4/25/2017 I have been advised by my oncologist to restart aromasin.
 Asked: 4/25/2017 I was diagnosed with ADH and with more than 4 foci.
 Asked: 4/25/2017 newly dx''d ER+,PR+, HER2- - still waiting on genetic testing and my 4th biopsy. my oncologist wants me to wait until I am ALL done with...
 Asked: 4/24/2017 Dx with DCIS and Stage 1a IDC IN 11/16.
 Asked: 4/23/2017 My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008.
 Asked: 4/22/2017 I had a normal eye exam prior to the start of taking tamoxifen.
 Asked: 4/22/2017 ER+, PR+, HER2- with lumpectomies, radiation, oncotype DX 20, unable to tolerate anastrozole or letrozole.
 Asked: 4/22/2017 Hi.I am Her2 positive , ER neg 7% , PR neg , Grade 1 Stage 1 .
 Asked: 4/21/2017 I am Her2 positive ER negative. ER was reported 7% .
 Asked: 4/20/2017 Hi My oncotype test score was 11 which gave me a 7 percent distant reoccurrence over 10 years taking tamoxifen,I wanted to know if I...
 Asked: 4/19/2017 I have been on Arimidex/Anastrozole for 5 years.
 Asked: 4/17/2017 I have been taking Aromasin for 9-1/2 years and the current plan with my oncologist is that I will stop when the 10 years are up in November.
 Asked: 4/14/2017 I have been taking a anastrozole for two years.
 Asked: 4/14/2017 I am estrogen positive, breast cancer and started on anastrozole, post-op.
 Asked: 4/13/2017 I''ve been taking tamoxifen for a month and don''t have any side effects.
 Asked: 4/13/2017 Hi, I am 41 yrs old. diagnosed with DCIS in lumpectomy after ADH in vacuum biopsy.
 Asked: 4/13/2017 Hi I am 41 stage 1,grade 1 ,multifocal (4mm,13mm,9mm,) node neg ,er/pr positive (90per)her neg.oncotype score 11.
 Asked: 4/10/2017 I read on one of your responses that AIs are not for DCIS.
 Asked: 4/9/2017 I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2012.
 Asked: 4/9/2017 I was diagnosed with ALH, took Anastrozole for 2 1/2 months, then I started bleeding as with a period (breasts were sore too as with PMS).
 Asked: 4/8/2017 thank you for quick seems medical oncologist office having difficulty fitting me into their schedule to coordinate with my other indicated 2 weeks...
 Asked: 4/8/2017 I have been taking Exemestane & Zoladex for a year.
 Asked: 4/8/2017 Is there any contraindication for using fish oil supplements and breast cancer? I am having dry eye problems that might be related to tamoxifen (so...
 Asked: 4/7/2017 I understand that AI''s have a degenerative effect on bones.
 Asked: 4/6/2017 I read recently that you said side effects from taking tamoxofin means it is metabolizing.
 Asked: 4/5/2017 What''s your opinion on breaking up the 20 mg Tamoxifen dose into two? 10 mg morning and night? I read that some women experience a...
 Asked: 4/4/2017 Should I be concerned if I am not having any side effects from taking Tamoxifen? I have been on it a month now and feeling fine.
 Asked: 4/2/2017 Will a depressed mood with Arimidex go away in time? I had a grade 1 T2bN1M0 IDC tumor that was 3.4 cm and with multifocal DCIS in the left breast.
 Asked: 4/2/2017 I''m grateful for taking your time to reply to our doubts.
 Asked: 4/2/2017 Question about the value of oncotype test.
 Asked: 3/30/2017 Hi!Thank you for replying to the following questions.I''d like to know how to find out if a patient is menopausal or not if it was...
 Asked: 3/30/2017 I am on aromatase inhibitor therapy for stage 2a hormone receptor positive, her 2 negative node involvement...oncotype dx is 13...have been 4 years on...
 Asked: 3/30/2017 Lillie, I recently read Tamoxifen should be taken at the same time every day.
 Asked: 3/29/2017 What''s the latest recommendation on length of arimidex treatment? I was diagnosed with DCIS in 2003 and took tamoxifen for 5 yrs.
 Asked: 3/29/2017 I took tamoxifen for 5 years. 5 years later I develop IDC in opposite breast.
 Asked: 3/29/2017 I have a question about the Breast Cancer Index as am on year 5 of Arimidex, ER+, PR+, Her2- Stage 2a.
 Asked: 3/29/2017 I am 68 & had DCIS surgery to remove Grade 3 Comedo necrosis microcalfication mass of 3cm.
 Asked: 3/29/2017 I had bi-lateral breast cancer - estrogen receptor positive - 10 years ago -- 2 lumpectomies and radiation on both sides.
 Asked: 3/29/2017 What evidence is there that hormone therapy (AI and/or tamoxifen) actually causes cell apoptosis? Are we just delaying a recurrence with these drugs...
 Asked: 3/27/2017 I''m concerned about an answer just given on PR negative.
 Asked: 3/26/2017 Hello , I have read about two studies that are showing that a ER + yet PR- tumor is not as responsive to hormone therapy such as AI''s.
 Asked: 3/26/2017 I had a double mastectomy with reconstruction, no chemo or radiation.
 Asked: 3/25/2017 Which of the 3 aromatase inhibitors...Arimidex, Aromasin, and the best to take & has the least side effects? If you are going to have...
 Asked: 3/25/2017 I''ve got my AP report after a diagnostic hysteroscopy.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 Hi Lillie, thanks for answering my first question.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 I am in postmenopause, and had ER+/PR- HER2 positive DCIS, removed by the unilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 3/21/2017 Letrozole has been my medication since august after lumpectomy and radiation.
 Asked: 3/20/2017 Thanks. If after pathology analysis the polyp is considered to have atypical cells but not cancer, would it be necessary to remove the uterous? Is there a way to find out if the cause of thaose atypical cells or EC was due to the use of Tamoxifen? Thanks. My previous comment: I''ve been taking Femara (Letrozole) for about 9 months.Diagnosed at 42, stage IIA (ER+ PR+ Herneu2-, 1 lymphatic node affected) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) since my 20s.
 Asked: 3/19/2017 I''m 48 and had IDC. The cancer was 6mm stage 1 and grade 1.
 Asked: 3/19/2017 Thank you for your previous reply. Two more question, please.
 Asked: 3/19/2017 The only thing my oncologist told me about how to treat hair loss on anastrazole was it could be worse.
 Asked: 3/17/2017 On 1 mg anastrazole daily since Sept.
 Asked: 3/16/2017 I''ve been taking Femara (Letrozole) for about 9 months.Diagnosed at 42, stage IIA (ER+ PR+ Herneu2-, 1 lymphatic node affected) Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) since...
 Asked: 3/16/2017 Thank you for being so prompt in answering my question.
 Asked: 3/15/2017 I had Stage 1A, breast tumor, ER+(90) PR+(90) HER2neu negative (1+).
 Asked: 3/15/2017 Since starting Arimidex I have had horrible migraines Worse than I ever had before My Estradiol level came back below 9 and...
 Asked: 3/14/2017 Is taking 10 mg of Tamoxifen better than taking nothing at all? I was diagnosed at age 46, premenopausal, stage 2a, Luminal A, one positive...
 Asked: 3/14/2017 can tamoxifen cause diabetes?
 Asked: 3/14/2017 I am 75 years old. Had stage 2 breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/14/2017 I am 49.5, diagnosed with DCIS, stage 0.
 Asked: 3/14/2017 dear lilie pls i need to ask you about tamoxifen effect on any cancer rogue cell. does tamoxifen aim to kill these cell by blocking estrogen or...
 Asked: 3/12/2017 I was just dx with ILC. ER/PR very positive.
 Asked: 3/10/2017 Hi, I''m mernopausal and diagnosed with high grade DCIS with 10% estrogen and progesterone positive.
 Asked: 3/9/2017 I have been given 3 choices for hormonal treatment.
 Asked: 3/8/2017 I had surgery to remove DCIS Nuclear Grade High III present in 11 of 21 blocks - comedo type necrosis 5.7 x 4 x 3.2 cm.
 Asked: 3/7/2017 Hello! My mom completed treatment for Stage 1A two months ago (masectomy/chemo/reconstruction).
 Asked: 3/7/2017 I''ve been on exemestane for 6 months and I now have what my neurologist suspects as carpal tunnel syndrome.
 Asked: 3/6/2017 First DCIS surgery in 2002, double mastectomy in 2012.
 Asked: 3/5/2017 Hi , I had surgery with DCIS (0.9mm), followed regular checkup had few spots so went for biopsy again and found out that have...
 Asked: 3/4/2017 On January 30th of this year you kindly answered my questions regarding follow-up from mastectomy on December 23, 2016.
 Asked: 3/2/2017 AI at bedtime? You replied to a question about whether there is a best time to take AI and when do most of your patients take it.
 Asked: 3/1/2017 I''ve read that Arimidex may cause dry skin.
 Asked: 3/1/2017 I was premenopausal prior to breast cancer treatment (chemo and Zoladex followed by an oopherectomy).
 Asked: 2/28/2017 I started taking Arimidex a couple weeks ago & my skin has gotten very oily & I''m even breaking out.
 Asked: 2/28/2017 My Er+ is 1% and PR+ is 2%.
 Asked: 2/24/2017 I am a 67 year old woman, recently diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma in left breast stage 2 .
 Asked: 2/21/2017 Dcis, small amount IBC, double mastectomy, clear nodes, 12 oncotype score.
 Asked: 2/19/2017 I just completed 10 years of Tamoxifen and then Letrazole (10 years total). in 2006 at age 47 had ICD 2 to 3 centimeters, ER and...
 Asked: 2/18/2017 Hi! Thanks for your previous reply. I already consulted with gynecologist and oncologist that''s why they prescribed a diagnostic histeroscopy, without saying anything else at all.
 Asked: 2/17/2017 Hi! I''ve been taking Femara (Letrozole) for about 8 months.
 Asked: 2/17/2017 If a premenopausal woman is allergic (or has a weird reaction) to tamoxifen, is there anything else that can be used in it''s place? ...

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