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 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...
 Asked: 3/13/2018 If a patient had no evidence of disease after being treated for estrogen positive breast cancer with surgery and radiation is it appropriate to have...
 Asked: 3/13/2018 Is there a test for baseline estrogen levels in a post-menopausal women? Wouldn''t such a test be a helpful prior to taking various estrogen...
 Asked: 3/11/2018 I have read several places that side effects for adjuvant therapy are worst for postmenopausal women in their mid to late 50s.
 Asked: 3/11/2018 Is is true that Letrozole (Femara) & Anastrozole (Arimidex) & Exemestane (Aromasin)have NOT been FDA approved for PREVENTION of breast cancer in high risk...
 Asked: 3/9/2018 If Exemestane caused severe vaginal and anal burning (along with other symptoms) after only days of use, why would Lestrozole NOT cause the same vaginal...
 Asked: 3/8/2018 Are doses of Exemestane lower than 25 mg ever prescribed? Seems a 150 lb woman would need less than a 250 lb woman.
 Asked: 3/7/2018 My onco score was 13. ER/PR+ Her2- no nodes involved,stage and grade 1-bil mastectomy no chemo no rads.
 Asked: 3/7/2018 After finishing chemotherapy when is it best to start back on letrozole? Is there a timeframe when it is best to start or should...
 Asked: 3/7/2018 Do all estrogen positive, HER2- patients with positive nodes (any number of positive nodes) get chemo as a current standard of care unless they decline...
 Asked: 3/7/2018 Which studies indicate the recurrence rate/percentages for estrogen positive patients taking or not taking tamoxifin and/or aromatase inhibitors? Are they current data or very...
 Asked: 3/5/2018 Is estrogen positive, HER2 negative breast cancer node negative or positive with 3 or less skipping chemo and going for tamoxifin or aromatase inhibitors? ...
 Asked: 3/5/2018 Hello Lillie, I was diagnosed with Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia 3 years ago.
 Asked: 3/2/2018 What is the benefit of tamoxifen vs hysterectomy long term? I have been taking tamoxifen 10 years now and since Iím 42 I still havenít...
 Asked: 3/2/2018 Has the Breast Cancer Index been approved by the FDA?
 Asked: 3/1/2018 In estrogen positive Breast cancer are the recurrence rates higher in 1.
 Asked: 3/1/2018 What are the general guidelines about taking Tamoxifen and drinking alcohol? Is alcohol contraindicated while taking Tamoxifen?
 Asked: 2/28/2018 I was diagnosed with stage 1 invasive ductile cell carcinoma.
 Asked: 2/28/2018 If I take tamoxifen and/or AI for the recommended 10 years and had 85% ER+ and 40% PR+ tumour, is there any connection with the...
 Asked: 2/28/2018 Hello Lillie, I had my last radiation treatment yesterday.
 Asked: 2/27/2018 Hi, You mention that the recommendation for AI was changed from 5 years to 10 years partly because there was a notable amount of recurrence...
 Asked: 2/26/2018 My mother just turned 88. In August 2017, we discovered she had a 2.5 cm breast tumor (invasive ductal carcinoma) No lymph nodes involved Clean margins.
 Asked: 2/26/2018 So IíM confused....if the RS score is 15% for 10 years with 5 years of tamoxifen and we continue to take an estrogen blocker for...
 Asked: 2/23/2018 I''ve been taking Zoladex and Tamoxifen together for 4.5 months.
 Asked: 2/23/2018 Is the lack of benefit of AIs after 10 years due to resistance developed to the drug? Does this suggest that a cancer that an...
 Asked: 2/22/2018 Is chia seed ok to eat while on Tamoxifen? I have a protein power that I would like to use whose second ingredient is chia seed..
 Asked: 2/22/2018 What are the recommended tests for assessing ER+ recurrence risk after 7 yrs.
 Asked: 2/22/2018 How much calcium supplement should you take daily if you''ve been diagnosed with osteopenia?
 Asked: 2/20/2018 I have been on Tamoxifen for a year and doing well.
 Asked: 2/20/2018 Lillie, I was on Arimidex for a mere 2.5 weeks.
 Asked: 2/20/2018 Have been on tamoxifen for a year and doing well.
 Asked: 2/20/2018 With the latest info.
 Asked: 2/19/2018 I have the same question that Lillie asked but, respectfully, you misunderstood her question and your reply did NOT answer the question.
 Asked: 2/19/2018 Are the patients who have a recurrance with estrogen positive breast cancer with or without aromatase inhibitors usually overweight or large BMI?
 Asked: 2/19/2018 I am taking tamoxifen for 4 years now.
 Asked: 2/19/2018 Several recent replies refer to seeing more and more early BC women with recurrence.
 Asked: 2/16/2018 62 years old. Postmenopausal.
 Asked: 2/14/2018 If my RS is 15% chance of distant recurrence with 5 years of tamoxifen, the how is the RS calculated with 10 years of an AI.
 Asked: 2/14/2018 I am taking Tamoxifen and using natural deodorant with citrus fruit essential oil.
 Asked: 2/13/2018 I have been on letrozole for 21/2 years and am now having urinary incontinence.
 Asked: 2/13/2018 Lillie, I was on Tamoxifen for 2.5 years.
 Asked: 2/13/2018 I understand that the new recommendation is to continue Tamoxifen (or other) for 10 years total.
 Asked: 2/7/2018 Hi, I am 46 years old female and was diagnosed with ILC in September.
 Asked: 2/7/2018 Hello, I have been diagnosed with DCIS (Stage 0), Grade 1.
 Asked: 2/2/2018 What is going on now with topical or transdermal tamoxifen? Still being studied? Is it being prescribed? Would this cream be appropriate...
 Asked: 2/1/2018 I read an article that came out yesterday that stated: ďWith respect to Tamoxifen, the analyst noted it has "considerable side effects which create a real...
 Asked: 2/1/2018 I am currently taking Tamoxifen and Vitamin D3.
 Asked: 2/1/2018 Why do you need to take exemestane with food? Is there a better type of food to take it with?
 Asked: 1/31/2018 Do women who have E+ and H+ stage one breast cancer opt out of tamoxifen therapy after also receiving Chemotherapy and radiation?
 Asked: 1/30/2018 PR positivity as low as 1% benefits from anti hormonal therapy.
 Asked: 1/30/2018 I am now 2 years post chemo.
 Asked: 1/30/2018 I''ve been on exemestane for 6 months.
 Asked: 1/29/2018 I am low ER+ 3% (light staining) and PR-/HER2-,stage 1A, no lymph node involvement, post menopausal.
 Asked: 1/29/2018 What is a pelvic floor therapist? What do they do? It sounds like you have a diversified staff offering a lot of assistance and support to the...
 Asked: 1/28/2018 Is it safe to use coconut oil as a vaginal mousterizer for an ER+ PR+ bc patient? Some people say it can produce yeast infection,...
 Asked: 1/28/2018 Does Hopkins recommend 10 years or 5 years of Tamoxifen for a post menopausal DCIS that is ER/PR+.
 Asked: 1/26/2018 Taking Aromosin, recent blood work shows my white blood count is low and my platlets are low.
 Asked: 1/26/2018 I''m 52, treated for invasive lobular 4cm and 2/11 lymph nodes with double mastectomy, radiation (currently) in three areas, and will move on to hormonal...
 Asked: 1/25/2018 I had a lumpectomy with clean margins, no nodal involvement, er/pr+her- , 6 mm tumor.
 Asked: 1/24/2018 Is hormone therapy needed/recommended for ductal non-invasive breast carcinoma in-situ, intermediate grade, estimated 2.0 cm, (scattering, not confluent growth)found w/in 1 mm from superficial margin...
 
 
 
 
 

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