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 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: “With 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...
 Asked: 1/22/2018 Thank you Lillie. How many months does it normally take if the hormone therapy drugs are working before bone lesions begin to shrink? Also if the treatment is working how long before the CA 27.29 Score is below 38 or would it ever get below 38? Right now the score is 86 after 3 months of treatment.
 Asked: 1/22/2018 Is it possible to have dcis-non invasive-stage 0--had surgery and radiation all in 2016 and on tamoxifen --did well ! now at time of mammogram...
 Asked: 1/22/2018 Diagnosed with Bone mets in October, I will be having my 3 month CT and Bone Scan this week.
 Asked: 1/20/2018 Hello, I am 48 years old and went through total mastectomy, chemo and radiation.
 Asked: 1/19/2018 Hi Lillie- My oncologist just ordered the BCI in order to determine if I should continue Arimidex for another 5 years.
 Asked: 1/19/2018 Hello Lillie. My daughter has been on Femara for 3 years.
 Asked: 1/18/2018 hi, i''m 33 years old, i take Nolvadex-D 20mg everyday, since 01-Aug-2017, but i''m irregular Menstruation.
 Asked: 1/17/2018 Hi there, I had calcifications and had core needle biopsy.
 Asked: 1/16/2018 Does Johns Hopkins use the Mona Lisa touch for dry, vaginal tissues to increase the comfort of sex after breast cancer treatment? .
 Asked: 1/15/2018 When you have been diagnosed with DCIS-RE OCCURANCE-STAGE 0-it is said no more radiation already had lumpectomy and this is now not estrogen receptive--what...
 Asked: 1/15/2018 72 years old, ILC, Lumpectomy Tumor size 0.7 cm, Grade 1, Margins of resection are negative, No DCIS present, Lymph nodes 0, pT1bN0, ER + , PR...
 Asked: 1/15/2018 My moms ca 27.29 score went from 83 to 86 over a 2 week period.
 Asked: 1/15/2018 Hi Lillie, you said you''re seeing more and more women with recurrences after 10 years on AI treatment for 5 years.
 Asked: 1/13/2018 Many thanks Lilly for your reply. Your previous reply: "...
 Asked: 1/13/2018 Hi Lilly!Let''s talk about sex,with your premision.I had dense chemo(4 AC+ 4 Taxol)5 years ago.46 at present,42 when diagnosed.I''ve been taking Letrozole and Zoladex for...
 Asked: 1/12/2018 Dear Lilly,I had a lumpectomy in May 2016, HP report: Carcinoma lobulare invasium glandulae mammae focalis (a lonely 1.7mm focus) and LCIS mammae multifocalis (several...
 Asked: 1/11/2018 Can I stay on tamoxifen for 10 years if I cant tolerate Aromatase Inhibitors?
 Asked: 1/10/2018 7 yrs or 10 yrs of AI? A new research says:"Extending Aromatase Inhibitor Treatment for 5 More Years No Better Than 2 More Years" Is...
 Asked: 1/10/2018 2 yr. S/p right partial mastectomy with 2 wks radiation Canadian protocol ( was 76).
 Asked: 1/9/2018 Hi!I had dense chemo(4 AC+ 4 Taxol)about 5 years ago.I''m 46 at present, 42 when diagnosed.
 Asked: 1/8/2018 I had a pCR following 4 rounds of adjunct chemo.
 Asked: 1/7/2018 Does Johns Hopkins do blood estradiol baseline testing before a patient starts on aromatase inhibitors? Are other hormone levels tested before aromatase inhibitors?
 Asked: 1/6/2018 I have been on tamoxifen for 1 and half years now! Is it possible to still have calcifications show on a mammogram--I had a lumpectomy...
 Asked: 1/4/2018 Hi Lillie! Just discovered from a CYP2D6 test that I''m a poor metabolizer for tamoxifen which I''ve been taking for 10 months with no side effects.
 Asked: 1/3/2018 My oncologist prescribed exemestane as first line therapy for me.i have t2n0m0 early breast +ve pr + her-ve Can it be taken ...or should I...
 Asked: 1/1/2018 Do you think it''s harder for your aromatase inhibitor to work if you''re overweight...since fat fuels estrogen? Thanks Lillie..
 Asked: 1/1/2018 Hi Lillie. I''m confused about this.
 Asked: 1/1/2018 What is AI/endocrine therapy resistance in hormone pos.
 Asked: 12/30/2017 This is to thank you for all the support and information this site has given me.
 Asked: 12/30/2017 After a bilateral mastectomy, 16 rounds of chemo and 28 radiation treatments for invasive lobular cancer in my left breast with several positive nodes, ...
 Asked: 12/30/2017 I am a 25 Year ER+ Breast Cancer Survivor.
 Asked: 12/30/2017 I have been prescribed Anastrozole for 10 years.
 Asked: 12/28/2017 I''m 33 years old, i had mastectomy on 21-06-2017, the result ER/PR Positive 100%, HER2/NEU (Negative score=1+), Ki67 positive 25%, P53 Negative (0%), invasive ductal carcinoma...
 Asked: 12/23/2017 ER+,PR+ HER 2 neg IDC in 2013.
 Asked: 12/17/2017 Why the 2 week break when changing anti hormonal drugs? Thanks .
 Asked: 12/15/2017 I was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer (originally stage I but changed after surgery because the tumor was 2.1 cm) I had two surgeries...
 Asked: 12/15/2017 I''m 70 years old and had IDC 4 years ago.
 Asked: 12/8/2017 I have been taking tamoxifen for a year, and within the past 2 months I have been loosing lots of hair.
 Asked: 12/6/2017 Hi and thank you for being there.
 Asked: 12/6/2017 I was diagnosed while 28 years old and pregnant with my second daughter with Ductile carcinoma stage 2 grade 3 HER 2 - and progesterone...
 Asked: 12/2/2017 I had Stage 1 Breast Cancer, no lymph involvement, no BRAC gene, post menopausal, 56 year old female.
 Asked: 12/2/2017 Hi Lillie..First of all may god bless u for the wonderful work you are doing. Its been two years since I was diagonosed with idc (1cm)stage...
 Asked: 12/1/2017 I have heard that taking Claritin every day can help with the joint pains from the aromatase inhibitors.
 Asked: 11/30/2017 Who sets the standard for biphosphinates for metastisis prevention and osteoporosis treatment NCCN or ASCO or another governing group? Is there an on going clinical trial...
 Asked: 11/30/2017 I am coming to the end of my 10 years on Aromasin.
 Asked: 11/30/2017 Final pathology report after mastectomy for 3cm DCIS showed 3mm IDC grade 2 in the background.
 Asked: 11/29/2017 Hi Lillie, I was told that taking a biphosphinate infusion every 6 months would possibly decrease my chance of metastisis of bone cancer from a...
 Asked: 11/28/2017 Will all women who take anastrozole eventually get osteoporosis as a result? Or are there women (based on studies) whose bones are not affected at...
 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.

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