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 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.
 Asked: 8/6/2018 Is there evidence that arimidex and or Tomoxifin have side affect of minicus tears .
 Asked: 8/6/2018 Subj: New Eng. Journal 10 year AI Study: What if Oncotype DX "0" ? Re.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 my mother was diagnosed with ductile carcinoma , the pathology result says 2 cm mass . She is 86 rather frail ,had surgery on her leg...
 Asked: 7/31/2018 Diagnosed w estrogen fed breast cancer stage 1 ten years ago and eight years ago different kind other side.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 any new opinions of BCI? On letrozole/then arimidex for 5 years.
 Asked: 7/27/2018 Hello. Mom had a biopsy this week.
 Asked: 7/24/2018 10 years of tamoxifen or AI''s gives an additional 3% benefit? Is this correct? .
 Asked: 7/24/2018 What is the Cumulative risk of distant recurrence after the 10yr hormonal therapy (Aromasin) treatments have stopped for early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer patients.
 Asked: 7/24/2018 (a) Can subcutaneous injection (Goserelin) be given in the back of the arm or your thigh, and the outer part of the bottom rather than...
 Asked: 7/23/2018 I am reaching my 5 year survivor date for Mucinous breast cancer stage 2 2.5cm.
 Asked: 7/23/2018 Hi Lillie! Could you explain what you mean about 7-8 years are "optimal" for anti-hormone therapy and why 10 years isn''t optimal if that is...
 Asked: 7/20/2018 is it a good idea to take an aspirin prior to travel on an overseas trip to help prevent blood clots for those of us...
 Asked: 7/16/2018 I am currently taking tamoxifen for stage 1 IDC and have few side effects.
 Asked: 7/16/2018 I had a lumpectomy in March. Now I am trying to take Anastrozole 1mg and they added clonidine 0.1 mg due to the extreme hot flashes constant sweats.
 Asked: 7/16/2018 Can exemestane cause hypercalcemia.
 Asked: 7/13/2018 In your opinion, does taking Melatonin help with breast cancer/ recurrence, being that lack of sleep maybe linked as a risk?
 Asked: 7/11/2018 I may have taken 2 Tamo this morning.
 Asked: 7/11/2018 I am 60 years old with node negative, er-pr positive,her 2 negative invasive ductal ca but have two tumors, same side,same quadrant, 1.5 cm and...
 Asked: 7/10/2018 Hello, Is Evista just as effective as Tamoxifen for prevention of breast cancer? I have ALH, and have been given the choice between these two drugs.
 Asked: 7/6/2018 Thank you for answering my question....I have been on letrozole for just about a year now,and was wondering if it is ok to take magnesium..
 Asked: 7/6/2018 If weight gain is a side effect of tamoxifen does that mean it increases the risk factor for patientís with estrogen positive breast cancer? ...
 Asked: 7/5/2018 I am reading different statements on Raloxifene for preventing cancer in those at high risk who do not have cancer.
 Asked: 7/5/2018 I am not losing any weight no matter how much I exercise! I''ve gained 40 pounds since being on tamoxifen.
 Asked: 7/2/2018 Is one of the side effects of Herceptin weight gain in the stomach and thighs?
 Asked: 6/26/2018 I have estrogen driven breast cancer and am on anastrozole.
 Asked: 6/25/2018 I am 66 yo with ER +and PR + , Oncotype 16.
 Asked: 6/25/2018 Could you please explain me why I need the same dose of arimidex as a larger person? Every person is different (body size, BMI etc) .
 Asked: 6/25/2018 Are there any studies for extended use of Anastrozole over 10 years? Specifically for Brac2 carriers? Where can I find these studies?
 Asked: 6/25/2018 what does one do when you cant tolerate tamoxifen or AI''s? What other options are there?
 Asked: 6/22/2018 Would a postmenopausal woman ever reach such a low level of estrogen naturally that would make it equivalent to the artificially reduced level from...
 Asked: 6/22/2018 A postmenopausal woman, age 59, with LCIS has had endometrial hyperplasia & bleeding fibroids (age 50 and 56) treated with D&C, then endometrial ablation
 Asked: 6/22/2018 Is hormone therapy more important if the ER % is high? Is there a greater recurrence risk with a tumor that is ER 100% than one that is ER 50%? .
 Asked: 6/19/2018 Hi. My MO wouldnít give me a recurrence risk percentage.
 Asked: 6/15/2018 I have been on all 3 AI ''s for over 5 years with miserable side effects.
 Asked: 6/15/2018 Is it safe to take Ranitidine with Tamoxifen? I read that it is a low level CYPD6 inhibitor.
 Asked: 6/11/2018 Iíve been on Tamoxifen for 3 months.
 Asked: 6/11/2018 Are migraines common with the use of letrozole and Zoladex? I''ve always suffered from migraines just some days before,during and some days after periods.Since I...
 Asked: 6/8/2018 I have been on Tamoxifen for a year without any hot flashes.
 Asked: 6/4/2018 I was diagnosed with Invasive duct carcinoma, grade 2 three years ago.
 Asked: 6/5/2018 Do you have any tips for improving the Fulvestrant injection(s) experience, or for coping with side effects? Thanks!
 Asked: 5/30/2018 Hi Lillie! I''m taking Letrozole and Zoladex to prevent any recurrence or mets of my primary stage IIA bc diagnosed when I was 42.
 Asked: 5/25/2018 Hi,I had a surgery last month.
 Asked: 5/21/2018 Dear Lilly: I''ve been taking anti-hormonal treatment (Tamoxifen for about 2 years and Letrozole for about 3 years) for bilateral ER+ Pr Her2 negative bc,...
 Asked: 5/17/2018 Is it ok for breast cancer patients to use vagifem to treat vaginal athrophy?
 Asked: 5/14/2018 Hi Lilly: I was diagnosed with bilateral ER+ PR+ Her2 negative bc at 42.I had a DMX and dense chemo.
 Asked: 5/14/2018 Does Herceptin cross the blood brain barrier? I am HER2+ and know that my chances for brain mets are increased.
 Asked: 5/11/2018 46 years 2013 i had mastectomy for 6 mm breast cancer, G1, ki 67 11 % ,er 100% , Pgr 70 % , herb2 0. 3...
 Asked: 5/11/2018 I have been on Aromasin for three years.
 Asked: 5/10/2018 I had a double mastectomy. Found ILC 0.3 mm and a second 4 mm.

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