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 Asked: 1/7/2019 How will cancer pill react with my Parkinsons medications?
 Asked: 1/7/2019 Is there a risk of vision changes or cataracts with anastrozole or letrozole? Can the AIís accelerate arthritis and cause rapid degeneration and deformities? Are...
 Asked: 1/4/2019 I''ve hearing more about how some Oncology Dietician are recommending Arbonne''s 30 Day plan a plant-based diet to help patients.
 Asked: 1/4/2019 1) How long is Tamoxifen prescribed for? 2) Taking Tamoxifen is there a risk of developing cataracts or retinal changes. 3) Is it safe taking birth control...
 Asked: 1/3/2019 Since taking Letrozole, I have experienced considerable hair thinning, particulary at my browline and crown.
 Asked: 1/2/2019 Is thinning hair from Tamoxifen permanent or does it come back at some point? will my hair never be what it was.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 I have finished radiation and am about to begin Tamoxifen and wondered if taking pre-natal vitamins helps with the side effects.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 I had stage 1 grade 1 8mm IDC dxíd in March 2015.
 Asked: 12/31/2018 Do SERMS activate any breast cancer cells that have seeded the bones?
 Asked: 12/25/2018 Finished 5 years AI.ER+PR+.Lumpectomy and radiation. 1 micromet.
 Asked: 12/23/2018 My onocotype recurrence score is 26.
 Asked: 12/21/2018 You undoubtedly have seen the new study that a lower 5 mg does of Tamoxifen works as well as the standard 20 mg dose for breast cancer prevention.
 Asked: 12/19/2018 Can Letrozole increase ALT blood levels? 5 months ago by ALT was 48...slightly elevated.
 Asked: 12/19/2018 What is the name of the 2016 clinical study trial of patientís that stopped aromatase inhibitors regarding recurrence percentage of breast cancer? You mentioned a high...
 Asked: 12/18/2018 I had stage T3N3M0 (3a) breast cancer in 2014.
 Asked: 12/17/2018 Am a bit worried here. Started Tamoxifen seven weeks ago, period started the day after I started taking it(it was due that day ).
 Asked: 12/17/2018 I have been on anastrozole for 2 1/2 years.
 Asked: 12/17/2018 Hi i was diagnosed 2 years ago Grade 3 Allred score Er 6 Pr 4 how effective should anastrozole be with these scores i worry about recurrence a lot.
 Asked: 12/11/2018 In December 2016 I had a "sebaceous cyst" removed from the sternum between my breasts.
 Asked: 12/10/2018 Hi, I am starting hormonal therapy, but what therapy would be best suited for my particular situation, AI''s or tamoxifen? Any insight would be helpful I...
 Asked: 12/7/2018 Hello, thanks for help to thousands of patients. How long do you need to hold aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast autologous reconstruction surgery/microsurgery? thanks a lot
 Asked: 12/7/2018 I am 60 years old Her2 + and 50% estrogen +.
 Asked: 12/6/2018 Hormonal therapy for ER- PR+ (75%) I am confused why most hormonal therapy Ed mention down regulation or blocking of estrogen tamoxifen AIs Faslodex
 Asked: 12/6/2018 may 2013 5+ year survivor interval cancer:discovered lump.
 Asked: 12/6/2018 I was diagnosed with 2A bc, two nodes involved.
 Asked: 12/3/2018 Hi,Iíve been taking tamoxifen for nearly 2years, my periods sometimes 50 days apart,sometimes get it again after 13 days,I realise this is side effect? Should...
 Asked: 12/3/2018 Stage 1 multi focal breast cancer in right breast.
 Asked: 11/26/2018 I am a 47 y.o bc patient, on tamoxifen for 4 years.
 Asked: 11/26/2018 Diagnosed with breast cancer this year. Have low rate of recurrence.
 Asked: 11/20/2018 Hi, When I read studies on Tamoxifen v AI- they talk about pre and post menopausal women.
 Asked: 11/20/2018 Hi, How come it isn''t more common to test women taking tamoxifen for variations of CYP2D6 and/or to test blood levels of endoxifen, basically to see...
 Asked: 11/19/2018 In 8/2018 I had a partial R mastectomy due to DCIS...tumor size 1.9cm...neg nodes..clear 9/2018 I started 4 weeks( 20 treatments)Radiation Therapy..I was HER2...
 Asked: 11/19/2018 I am a 7 year stage 2A survivor (2 lymph nodes positive).
 Asked: 11/19/2018 Can your vision be impaired or cataracts caused by the AI drugs as a side effect? .
 Asked: 11/19/2018 If someoneís estrogen levels post menopause are very low do they need to take an AI or SERM? Are there any clinical trials to monitor the...
 Asked: 11/19/2018 Why isn''t exemestane the first and best choice of AI over, say, letrozole or anastrozole if a woman can tolerate all three? Exemestane confers a...
 Asked: 11/15/2018 #1 I understand that SERMs and AIs lower the risk of breast cancer, but do they make your breasts less dense? Can you answer...
 Asked: 11/15/2018 Bilateral mast. 07/16/18 for ER/PR DCIS.
 Asked: 11/13/2018 I was diagnosed at age 46 with stage 2a ER+ PR+ HER2- breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/5/2018 I am on letrozole for a history of breast cancer and was just diagnosed with a recurrence.
 Asked: 11/5/2018 How common is nausea on AIís.
 Asked: 11/1/2018 I am a 51-year old post UK based, post-menopausal woman diagnosed on 17th August with Grade 2 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma with Lobular Features (left breast...
 Asked: 11/1/2018 Considering stopping Tamoxifen after 3 years to get pregnant.
 Asked: 10/30/2018 I understand baseline estrogen blood work is not done prior to initiating aromatase inhibitors. I just checked mine and the results are less than 2
 Asked: 10/29/2018 When I read about hormonal therapy I see Tamoxifen discussed and Aromatase Inhibitors discussed.
 Asked: 10/29/2018 I am about to start on AIs.
 Asked: 10/26/2018 Any tips for thinning hair while on letrozole?
 Asked: 10/26/2018 your answer of 33% of women that stop taking hormonal therapy due to side effects is from a study of many many years ago.
 Asked: 10/24/2018 what percentage of women stop hormonal therapy because of side effects?
 Asked: 10/23/2018 You have often said that JH encourages the ten year program with anti-hormonals, following up with youíre finding more and more recurrences between the...
 Asked: 10/22/2018 I am weakly positive (5% ER+ and 2% PR+), stage 1, grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 10/22/2018 I was diagnosed with invasive lobular cancer tumor 1.1 cm grade 2 er and pr positive her2 neg 1+ oncotype dx 6.
 Asked: 10/18/2018 Is letrozole associated with developing strong photosensitivity and migraines? .
 Asked: 10/16/2018 I was diagnosed last June at 39 years old.
 Asked: 10/16/2018 I have been taking arimidex and getting lupron shots for the past 2 months and have developed pain in the balls of my feet.
 Asked: 10/15/2018 Is it harmful to take CBD oil while taking Ibrance.
 Asked: 10/15/2018 A recent blood test showed ''HIGH SENITIVITY CRP (hsCRP).
 Asked: 10/15/2018 I was diagnosed in 2010 with grade 3 ductal breast cancer and had a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation.
 Asked: 10/15/2018 Hello, when Zolodex is given to slow estrogen production, how soon after getting it would a patient be able to start AI drugs? Is...
 Asked: 10/11/2018 I have read conflicting info on whether Raloxifene can be appropriate to help prevent recurrence of breast cancer or if it is only appropriate for...
 Asked: 10/11/2018 Regarding the question from 8/13/2018: If someone were to wait for 6 months after radiation (post-lumpectomy) before starting AI''s, would they lose the benefit of...
 Asked: 10/9/2018 Arenít clinical trials being done or completed on the various aromatase inhibitors to see which ones are the most effective on the basis of non...
 Asked: 10/8/2018 Which AI medication have you seen the most patients have had success with? With success being the least number of side effects..
 Asked: 10/8/2018 Is the effectiveness of AIs related to the ER+% of the tumor? For example, is AI therapy likely to be more successful for a woman...
 Asked: 9/24/2018 Re 9/21 question (part B) and your 9/24 answer about estrogenic property of flaxseed.
 Asked: 9/24/2018 Hi,ILC,invasive carcinoma 2,8cm, quadrantectomy 12x8x3 cm, lymph node clean, ER 95,5%, PR 87,9%, Ki67 9,8%, HER2 no amplification, no chemo, no radiation, age 74, letrozol...
 Asked: 9/24/2018 1) If women are taking Tamoxifen & other Aromasins, arenít we loading our body with chemicals that are going to produce xenoestrogen, which is not...
 Asked: 9/24/2018 1) Can a patient be tested for this enzyme(CYP2D6) abnormality before starting Tamoxifen, to make sure theyíll get the full benefit. 2) Can Tamoxifen cause some...
 Asked: 9/24/2018 1) Does Tamoxifen have pro-oestrogenic effects on the endometrium? 2) Do patients who are treated with Tamoxifen develop an endometrial lesion within 6-36 months? 3) What is the normal...
 Asked: 9/19/2018 I just had a lumpectomy for stage 1, 1cm breast cancer, HR positive.
 Asked: 9/17/2018 2 questions: 1) On 9/11 in response to a question about whether letrozole continues to confer benefit after cessation of use you stated that data...
 Asked: 9/17/2018 Is it safe to go off letrozole after five years! I was told there is a 3% chance of recurrence.
 Asked: 9/17/2018 My mom is 75yo and had a double mastectomy, 1.4cm tumor in right breast.
 Asked: 9/14/2018 Follow up on 9/10 question on side effects where 4 different meds were listed and explained.
 Asked: 9/13/2018 If I experience hair thinning as a result of hormonal therapy, is there anything that may help reverse or slow down loss?
 Asked: 9/13/2018 I am concerned about joint pain from hormonal therapy because I presently have intermittent pain in my hips that can be pretty bad.
 Asked: 9/11/2018 I have a question on side effects of AIs.
 Asked: 9/11/2018 I am wondering about AIs and side effects.
 Asked: 9/11/2018 Does letrozole confer a protective effect/benefit after cessation? Your 9/4 advice that tamoxifen has a protective effect up to 15 years got me wondering about...
 Asked: 9/6/2018 1) If postmenopausal women are given Tamoxifen for 5-10 years to prevent a recurrence in estrogen positive breast cancer where Oncologist know there will be...
 Asked: 9/4/2018 Doc recommend tomaxifin after ten years of aromasin.
 Asked: 9/4/2018 Does Raloxifene continue to provide protection from invasive breast cancer once the medication is stopped? Does Tamoxifene do a better job of continueing protection...
 Asked: 8/31/2018 how long can you take a break from tamoxifen ? 30 days? 60?90?
 Asked: 8/31/2018 1) What is the lifetime for Zoladex? 2) What is the long-term follow-up data for Exemestane following Tamoxifen? 3) Is it normal for my periods to start up again...
 Asked: 8/31/2018 I have adenosquamous breast cancer. Have taken Letrazole for 6 years.
 Asked: 8/30/2018 Large breast cancer patients probably run much higher estrogen levels than small patients.
 Asked: 8/29/2018 I had early stage grade 1 BC 4 yrs ago nodes clear, had mastectomy and been on anastrozile since.
 Asked: 8/29/2018 So sorry. It seems youíve misunderstood my question on the AI breaks I had taken , here and there, with MO consent, a total of 17weeks off AIís over the last 6 years.
 Asked: 8/27/2018 I heard that estriol is cancer protective if levels are higher than estradiol or estrone.
 Asked: 8/27/2018 In agreement with my MO, we decided a 7.5 year course of AI is reasonable unless new research suggests otherwise.
 Asked: 8/27/2018 8/25/2018 ONCO Recurrence score after stage 1 bc was 11.
 Asked: 8/20/2018 I have been on anastrozole for the past 4 years for DCIS (2 lump and radiation).
 Asked: 8/20/2018 Hi, I have been on .625/2.5 PremPro for 10 years, since age 48 because I did not have hot flashes, just one long fever 24/7...
 Asked: 8/17/2018 Benefits or risks of 10 years of tamoxifen with DCIS? I''ve been on Tamoxifen for 4+years after surgeries and radiation in both breasts (different consecutive...
 Asked: 8/16/2018 Is it safe to get pregnant in a non natural way, with ER uterus stimulation and IVI artificial reproduction? Oncologist said NO safe.
 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.

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