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 Asked: 7/26/2017 I am taking Letrozole for breast ca colloid muciness carsonoma had bil mastectomy I am loosing my hair since I have been taking this med...
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Lillie I wanted to let you know that after being off arimidex for 6 weeks my lifts are back to normal.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Hi! I have had a discussion the other day about chemotherapy and hormonal therapy.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Hello! I was diagnosed with IDC Stage 1A, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ HER-.
 Asked: 7/21/2017 Which ai does Hopkins generally start women out on and why?
 Asked: 7/18/2017 I am 61, no genetic cancer markers, 2 cm, no nodes, good margins, lobular, ER and PR pos.
 Asked: 7/14/2017 How necessary is hormonal therapy to avoid recurrence for microinvasive DCIS, tumor less than .5cm with complete unilateral mastectomy and no family history of BC
 Asked: 7/14/2017 I am grateful for your answers. I had a bilateral bc diagnosis (ER+ PR+ Herneu negative, IDC,stage IIA) My oncologist switched me from Tamoxifen to Letrozole after being without a period for a year and indicating blood tests I was menopausal.
 Asked: 7/13/2017 Will Arimidex be effective if you''re also on Lexapro?
 Asked: 7/13/2017 Lillie thank you so much for your answer about autoimmune hep and taking a break from arimidex.
 Asked: 7/12/2017 To the women worried about taking tamoxifen: Most people with little or no side effects don''t post to this forum because they''re feeling fine.
 Asked: 7/12/2017 I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/11/2017 Lillie I am a pt. at Hopkins.
 Asked: 7/11/2017 What is my risk of distant recurrence WITHOUT tamoxifen/endocrine therapy if my OncotypeDX score is 12? The Oncotype says my chance of distant recurrence/metastasis is...
 Asked: 7/11/2017 Is Femara more effective than Arimidex?
 Asked: 7/10/2017 Why is so much emphasis given to chances of recurrence vs the chances of non recurrence in instances where that number is so much greater? For ex.
 Asked: 7/9/2017 I was diagnosed with stage 1A multifocal Invasive breast cancer ER/PR+ (both) and HER - (both).
 Asked: 7/9/2017 For the purposes of taking an AI, how is post menopause defined? (My blood test indicated post menopause levels but I am still having periods).
 Asked: 7/9/2017 Diagnosed in Jan with ILC/Stage 1. Peri men.
 Asked: 7/6/2017 I was Dx with IDC Stage 2b last year.
 Asked: 7/2/2017 My diagnosis was DCIS and infiltrating lobular stage 1, 0.4 cm in greatest dimension.
 Asked: 7/2/2017 Just received results of BCI which came back as 10.8 high risk of recurrence with low benefit of extended endocrine therapy.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 I will be starting Tamoxifen in a week and will be taking it for 5 years.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 I agree with previous questions regarding the Oncotypedx test results.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 I take anastrozole.
 Asked: 6/25/2017 Your comment to a previous poster: "genomic health will have typed on the report for you and your doctors the percentage risk you have...
 Asked: 6/25/2017 Was diagnosed two years ago w/IDC stage 1, grade 2, ER+ PR+ HER2- Sentinel Node (-) Oncotype result is 21 - a risk of distant...
 Asked: 6/25/2017 I am in the ATEMPT trial at Hopkins.
 Asked: 6/24/2017 2 oncologists used the Oncotype DX result of 20 and did not or were not able to answer my question of my percent risk number...
 Asked: 6/22/2017 First,thank you for your amazing ongoing support for BC patients.
 Asked: 6/22/2017 Do oncologist check the hormone level before prescribing ananstrozole or similar therapy?
 Asked: 6/21/2017 What to do with swollen hands in the morning? Is it due to the lezorole AI medication side effects.
 Asked: 6/20/2017 I am taking a hormonal inhibitor. It has increased my cholesterol.
 Asked: 6/19/2017 My oncologist said I''d have to complete a 10 years antihormonal treatment for bilateral bc diagnosis at the same time about 4 years ago when I was 42.
 Asked: 6/16/2017 Hi Lillie, on Anastrozole for 19 months for stage 1 grade 2 highly ER/PR positive, KI67 10%, Oncotype score 8.
 Asked: 6/15/2017 Restarting anastrozole.
 Asked: 6/15/2017 ASCO meeting in Chicago is over, It doesn''t seem that the Genomic Health Company has made any new announcements regarding their Oncotype DX for...
 Asked: 6/15/2017 Lillie, on Tamoxifen for almost two years.
 Asked: 6/14/2017 I did complete Chemo+Herceptin & Herceptin for 1yr, & radiation, nodes clear.
 Asked: 6/13/2017 I was diagnosed in 1/17 with Stage 1 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, underwent a lumpectomy in 3/17 followed by 7 weeks of radiation TX.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 2013 Stage 2b, ER/PR+ Her2-. Oncotype 24.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 Is there one BIG study that confirms that AI work in reducing/preventing recurrence of BC? The studies that I have seen referenced are small, i.e,...
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I had lumpectomy for 5.0 cm microcalcifications grade 3 necrosis.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I''ve been taking Zoladex for about 3 months and Letrozole (Femara) for about 10 months.
 Asked: 6/9/2017 Should the physicians order Her2, ER and PR tests for all breast cancer patients?
 Asked: 6/9/2017 Can Zoladex shots be given by a PCP or a OB/GYN rather than a cancer clinic facility/hospital.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 diagnosed with Stage 1A IBC ER and PR+, Her2 neg, tumor ~ 1.4 cm and Oncotype score 9.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 My wife has completed 6 years of AI therapy with letrozole for invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 6/6/2017 Thank you for your response to my prior question (39-year-old, metastatic, ER+, with ooph.).
 Asked: 6/5/2017 Hello! After about 2 years with Tamoxifen treatment.
 Asked: 6/5/2017 I am 39 and have a history of Stage IV Er+/HER2+ disease.
 Asked: 6/5/2017 I missed my Zoladex (Goserelin) hormone therapy last week.
 Asked: 6/5/2017 1) Can DVT affect anyone or patients who have been put on endocrine therapy? 2) Do patients require a D-dimer test, along with other lab tests...
 Asked: 6/2/2017 Just finished my first infusion of IV biphosphinates for osteoporosis with very painful joint and bone pain, weakness in wrists and hands.
 Asked: 6/2/2017 I''m 75 and was on aromasin for over a year but had horrible knee pain.
 Asked: 6/1/2017 I had core biopsy L breast that showed Invasive Lobular Cancer.
 Asked: 5/31/2017 1) Can some breast cancers that are HER2-positive can become HER2-negative over time.
 Asked: 5/30/2017 Do I need to take Tamoxiphen after unilateral mastectomy for DCIS stage 0.
 Asked: 5/29/2017 After 5 years on Femara my onco took me off so am wondering if some hormones return and what to expect.
 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...

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