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 Asked: 11/21/2017 I had a bi-lateral mastectomy 4.5 years ago for stage 2B breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/21/2017 Hello, My mother was diagnosed in 2011 with stage 2a HR+ BC, with 2 positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 11/13/2017 I am on going on my fifth year of being on anastrozole and just had my bone density test (every 2 years one is ordered).
 Asked: 11/13/2017 Hi! I''ve been taking Tamoxifen for about 3 years and Letrozole + Zoladex for about 2 years, for syncronic bilateral ER+, Her 2 negative, T1cN1M0...
 Asked: 11/13/2017 Hello. I had a lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy on 9/22/17.
 Asked: 11/13/2017 I was on anestrozole for 5 years after which Oncologist suggested to stop taking it due to significant decrease in bone density.
 Asked: 11/10/2017 I am currently taking Tamoxifen (since March) and will be switched to an Aromatase inhibitor in 2019.
 Asked: 11/8/2017 Hi, Lillie. I would like to know if tamoxifen, the original, Nolvadex causes bloating in premenopausal women.
 Asked: 11/7/2017 Lillie, I have tried anastrozole and letrozole with severe side effects.
 Asked: 11/6/2017 I have recently read a study that an ER score over 9.1 on oncotypedx puts you in a significantly higher risk for recurrence and...
 Asked: 11/6/2017 Thank you for your reply.
 Asked: 11/5/2017 1A IDC with an OncoDX score of 24 (recurrence of 32%) along with 8.5 cm of DCIS.
 Asked: 11/5/2017 I have been taking Tamoxifin for a year.
 Asked: 11/3/2017 I have stage 1 IDC and multi-focal DCIS.
 Asked: 11/1/2017 Diagnosed in 2010 with multifocal, multicentric lobular CA, Stage 2A, Oncotype DX RS 7.
 Asked: 10/30/2017 Hello. Mom is on letrozole following chemo and is also doing zometa every 6 months.
 Asked: 10/29/2017 Recently finished treatment for IDC 11 mm er+ pr + her- one node 5 mm positive grade 3.
 Asked: 10/29/2017 Dear Lilly. Many thanks for taking your time to reply.
 Asked: 10/29/2017 Good afernoon. Is it possible to lose weigth under hormonal treatment? I had ER+ bc at 42, pre-menopausal.
 Asked: 10/27/2017 Why is anastrozole taken for only 5 years? After 5 years, is there a PERMANENT change in estrogen production? Or, after i stop...
 Asked: 10/26/2017 I have breast cancer stage 3.
 Asked: 10/26/2017 Dear lilie I was reading on net about femara that it causes hair loss..
 Asked: 10/26/2017 Hi,Thankyou so much for the opportunity to ask this question. Four years ago I was diagnosed with invasive ducal carcinoma , of no speacial type.with...
 Asked: 10/23/2017 Hi, I am taking Tamoxifen fof 3 months, and gradually I started to have a differents spots of severe itching skin rash.
 Asked: 10/23/2017 I was diagnosed at 70 in 2016 IDC, Stage 1A, triple positive (right on the borderline)clear nodes, lumpectomy, taxol, Herceptin, Radiation and now Arimidix
 Asked: 10/22/2017 Hi Lillie, I was diagnosed with Stage I ER positive breast cancer in 2007 and am near completion of 10 years of hormonal therapy-7 years of...
 Asked: 10/21/2017 Hi Lilly. I''ve been taking Letrozole(about a year and a half taking it) and Zoladex 3.6 mg every 28 days (6 months with it so far) I''m 46 at present.
 Asked: 10/20/2017 I have been taking Tamoxifen for 2 years.
 Asked: 10/19/2017 Thanks for all your supportive answers to my prior questions. My Oncotype DX for breast cancer indicates an ER score of 9.7 positive and a PR...
 Asked: 10/19/2017 Why do some women on Tamoxifen experience loss of periods and others heavier periods? Is there any reason to believe that if you do not...
 Asked: 10/18/2017 Exactly what drawbacks exist with PR negative breast cancer? Does PR negative breast cancer tend to recur or metastasize more often than PR positive...
 Asked: 10/17/2017 I am a 12 year survivor of ER/PR + breast ca, with bilateral mastectomies and dense dose chemo A/C.
 Asked: 10/15/2017 If Letrozole Stops working after almost 5 years, and someone still test ER+, PR- and HER2- , will another Aromatase Inhibitor still work like Aromasin?..
 Asked: 10/12/2017 I have been prescribed Tamoxifen 20mg for 5 years as hormonal therapy.
 Asked: 10/12/2017 My mom took letrozole for almost 5 years.
 Asked: 10/10/2017 If Tamoxifen is recommended for 10 years total now, how does that help the ER+ cancer from recurring AFTER the 10 years when that is...
 Asked: 10/10/2017 Please, can you specify: "metastatic cancer was present all the time.."Thank you.
 Asked: 10/10/2017 I have been on Tamoxifen for 4 years and am now being switched to an AI.
 Asked: 10/9/2017 Hi Lillie, Thanks for your reply 10/8/2017. Sounds like they need to do clinical trials with baseline estradiol levels on all patients before starting and AI.
 Asked: 10/9/2017 Iím 65, ER/PR positive, Stage 1A, Grade 2, no nodal involvement.
 Asked: 10/9/2017 What role does diet play in the recurrence of metatastic breast cancer? I have read that cancer cells thrive on carbs & sugar and...
 Asked: 10/8/2017 If a patient''s estradiol level was low without an Aromatase inhibitor do they need to take it? Range of 4 to 8 over 6 weeks without it.
 Asked: 10/8/2017 I had stage 2 estrogen positive breast cancer, one lymph node included.
 Asked: 10/4/2017 In the Netherlands testing of the Endoxifen level is becoming more and more standard of practice.
 Asked: 10/3/2017 I am taking Arimidex and experiencing significant joint pain.
 Asked: 10/2/2017 I have been taking anastrozole for stage 2A breast cancer for 5 years.
 Asked: 10/2/2017 I had the Breast Cancer Index test done.
 Asked: 9/29/2017 Are there any tests available to determine benefit for additional 5 years of AIs on the actual tumor? .
 Asked: 9/29/2017 Hi Lilly Is the risk for a recurrence higher years 5-10 than first 5 years? The oncotype gives you risk percentage for 10 years.
 Asked: 9/27/2017 I took the CYP2DX test and it was determined that I would be an intermediate metabolizer of Tamoxifen and that it would be up to...
 Asked: 9/27/2017 I have a mixed ILC/IDC tumor. The largest portion of the tumor is ILC and the remainder IDC.
 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...

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