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 Asked: 8/1/2015 I had Stage 1a breast cancer 6 yrs ago.
 Asked: 8/1/2015 My mother in law was just diagnosed today with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/1/2015 My mother was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer in 2013 on her left side after a round of chemo and radiation signs looked positive,...
 Asked: 8/1/2015 My mom has triple negative masts to her spine pelvis and ribs and is on Abraxane and zometia.
 Asked: 7/30/2015 What is life expectancy of woman with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to the sternum and the spine? .
 Asked: 7/28/2015 My wife was just diagnosed with a 4 cm sternal lesion (malignant from biopsy) and an MRI of her spine shows abnormal cells in bone...
 Asked: 7/27/2015 Was just wandering if a 42 year old female in overall desent health other than being diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer triple positive ...
 Asked: 7/25/2015 My mother was diagnosed with HER2+ stage 3 breast cancer (at age 58), within a year finishing treatments and herceptin she got very sick and...
 Asked: 7/24/2015 My 81 year old Mother has been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer that has metastasized to the spine, pelvis, hips and part of the skull.
 Asked: 7/24/2015 Hi - I have numbness in my chin and read it can be a sign of metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/22/2015 what is the life expectancy of a woman with stage IV metastatic breast cancer that tests positive for HER2 and has spread to the sternum,...
 Asked: 7/22/2015 Momma was diagnosed 3 years ago with TNBC Stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/20/2015 My mother in law was diagnosed with stage 4 triple negative metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/20/2015 I am stage 2 TNBC, bilateral mastectomy, negative nodes with co-morbidities of diabetes and hemochromotosis.
 Asked: 7/18/2015 My sister has Stage IV breast cancer that has spread to her liver and bones and, most recently, her brain.
 Asked: 7/18/2015 My mom was diagnosed with BC 16 years ago ER+, HER-2- in the right breast, had mastectomy, chemo, radiation.
 Asked: 7/17/2015 What does mean Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in her left breast with tumor metastases to her lymph nodes and lungs? .
 Asked: 7/17/2015 My tumor markers went up from 36.2 to 55 in four months.
 Asked: 7/17/2015 My friend has metastatic spinal cord collapse from grade 2 breast cancer (stage 4) in two vertebrae and spots on vertebrae in lumbar region.
 Asked: 7/17/2015 I have mets Her2+ cancer. CT scan shows precarinal mets has shrunk from 13 to 5 mm.
 Asked: 7/11/2015 Hello, thank you for answering my question last night, and for giving me a great contact for support, just to make it easier, I will...
 Asked: 7/11/2015 Hi there, My mom was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2011, stage IIIB.
 Asked: 7/11/2015 My mother age 70 has stage IV infiltrated lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/10/2015 My 32 year old daughter had breast cancer about two years ago, stage 2b (not exactly sure if that is the correct term).
 Asked: 7/10/2015 I was diagnosed from fhe beginning with Stage 4 BC with two small lesions in my liver last month.
 Asked: 7/9/2015 My sister has metastatic breast cancer that is in all her bones, liver and lymph nodes in her neck.
 Asked: 7/5/2015 I have metastatic Breast Cancer with her2 tumors in my lymph nodes and lungs.
 Asked: 7/4/2015 Dear Lillie...I am frantic this Fourth of July.
 Asked: 7/3/2015 I was 15 years out from stage 2b breast cancer 6/13 positive nodes.
 Asked: 7/1/2015 My wife has invasive lobular carcinoma in her left breast.
 Asked: 6/28/2015 I am 73 year old woman 16 years out from invasive node positive breast cancer I have recurrent pleural effusions on the same side as...
 Asked: 6/28/2015 So I am confused-I was diagnosed with stage 2b breast cancer (6/13 pos nodes) estrogen receptive.
 Asked: 6/26/2015 Can lymph nodes light up on a pet scan and not be breast cancer mets? And I am on aromason-it has been almost two years...
 Asked: 6/25/2015 My mom is 46 year old she was suffering from breast cancer in 2011.but after operation ,chemo,radition she was fine and taking a routine ...
 Asked: 6/24/2015 I was diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma, the lymph nodes are clear.
 Asked: 6/23/2015 Can you have stage 4 breast cancer without lymph node involvement?
 Asked: 6/23/2015 Hello, When breast cancer is at stage 4, are the lymph nodes under the axilla affected as well?
 Asked: 6/22/2015 Hello, what are signs that infiltrating ductal carcinoma has spread to the lungs, and can this happen before it spreads to the lymph nodes under...
 Asked: 6/22/2015 I just started with Xeloda-induced hand-foot syndrome.
 Asked: 6/22/2015 I am taking afinitor and aromasin (I have mets to lungs and liver).
 Asked: 6/20/2015 I live in Switzerland but can travel to the US for a consultation.
 Asked: 6/19/2015 Thank you for answering my question. If lymph nodes light up on a Pet Scan-does that not always mean Breast recur.
 Asked: 6/17/2015 My mom is 73. Living in Durban, South Africa.
 Asked: 6/16/2015 After 16 years of being cancer free from stage 2b hormone receptive cancer, my tumor markers went up to 103.
 Asked: 6/12/2015 I am 73 years old. In August 2014 I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer of the left lung.
 Asked: 6/11/2015 I have had stage I invasive lobular breast cancer and am now on Tamoxofen after a lumpectomy and rad.
 Asked: 6/10/2015 My wife ageing 54 years was diagnosed with TNBC(stage-1and Grade-3)on 26.12.2013.She was undergone BCS of the left Breast with Axillary dissection on 20.01.2014 followed by...
 Asked: 6/8/2015 Hi My mother had her breast removed and chemotherapy.
 Asked: 6/7/2015 My sister has been diagnosed with spinal cancer in the L4-5 vertebrae.
 Asked: 6/4/2015 I have Stage 4 ILC (estrogen/prog++,HER2-) I have been on Arimidex for 7 months.
 Asked: 6/4/2015 My wife has a new HER2 positive cancer in the left breast 9 years after her first cancer which was HER2 negative in her right breast .
 Asked: 6/2/2015 I am 47 and was diagnosed with IDC one year ago.
 Asked: 6/1/2015 A close friend has advanced metastatic breast cancer, hormone positive, HER 2 negative.
 Asked: 5/31/2015 Diagnosed with BC August 2012... Stage 2B, hormones neg, Her2+, 3+...
 Asked: 5/28/2015 My mom was initially diagnosed with Stage 1 triple negative breast cancer 12/14.
 Asked: 5/28/2015 I am a two year survivor (stage 1 idc, no node involvement, er/pr positive, lumpectomy,rads and tamoxifen).
 Asked: 5/28/2015 First of all, thank you so much for responding to my original question.
 Asked: 5/27/2015 To whom it may concern, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 2, Grade 3 breast CA.
 Asked: 5/23/2015 Can you please tell me if chills and nausea are symptoms of stage 4.
 Asked: 5/21/2015 Any research on black cohosh or Remifamin for men with metastatic breast cancer to bones.
 Asked: 5/19/2015 I am frustrated with ct and bone scan reports that mention anomalies seen on the current scan - but were never mentioned previously on the reports.
 Asked: 5/19/2015 Someone close to me is in her late thirties and, five years after surviving stage two breast cancer, undergoing double masectomy, chemo, and one year...
 Asked: 5/18/2015 I had breast cancer Stage 2A, ER pos, HER2-, onca score - 14, 1 centimeter tumor, and one sentinel node cancerous.
 Asked: 5/13/2015 I was originally diagnosed with metastases to lymph nodes, and lungs in August 2013.
 Asked: 5/11/2015 My original diagnosis was Jan 2002. Left infiltrating ductal carcinoma, PR+, ER+, HER2+, 1 node+.
 Asked: 5/10/2015 My breast cancer is er+95% Strong, pr+ 95% Strong, HER2/neu (c-erb-B2) NEGATIVE (0), bone mets only, NOTTINGHAM HISTOLOGIC GRADE 1-2/3.
 Asked: 5/9/2015 Hello - my 62 year old mom was just diagnosed with triple negative metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/6/2015 I am 48 years old female (premanopause) with metastatic breast cancer spread to bones.
 Asked: 5/6/2015 My mother is 79 years old and was diagnosed with tubular breast is in in the right breast, right lung, abdomen, all lymph nodes,...
 Asked: 5/5/2015 My wife did not gain pCR with NeoAdjuvant Chemo for TNBC.
 Asked: 5/3/2015 Had breast cancer 7 years ago. I had a mesectomy, radiation and chemo.
 Asked: 5/2/2015 I am Stage IV ILC ER, PR positive and HER2 negative with blastic bone mets only.
 Asked: 4/30/2015 My mom is 69 years old and is in stage four and it is in her both breast,lung,rib,hip,lymph nodes,liver,spleen,spine and on her skull any idea...
 Asked: 4/30/2015 I have had breast cancer than twice lymph node cancers and now bone mestases. spine, rib arm and hip.
 Asked: 4/29/2015 My sister has TNBC now mets in lung, chest and neck, A brain scan awaits.
 Asked: 4/28/2015 Have you heard of pleomorphic lobular breast cancer metastasizing to the skeletal muscles of the abdomen/hip? I am a two-time survivor, double mastectomy, experiencing increasing...
 Asked: 4/27/2015 What are your thoughts on oligometastatic disease? I had one very small met to the sacrum-full treatment-chemo, surgery (which showed clean lymph nodes), rads,...
 Asked: 4/24/2015 Life expectancy of breast and liver cancer .
 Asked: 4/24/2015 Thank you for the useful information, the CA breast has met to liver but not bone (thanks to God).
 Asked: 4/23/2015 My mum has been diagnosed with Left breast cancer Er+PR+HEr2- with liver metastesis and axillary node metastasis. There are multiple enlarged left axillary nodes noted measuring...
 Asked: 4/22/2015 My friend has had a spinal cord collapse due to advanced breast cancer (hormone +, her-, grade 2) with some spots on her lower back.
 Asked: 4/20/2015 I had Stage 1a 6 yrs ago, followed by a mastectomy but no chemo or radiation I had an MRI recently(for another problem) ...
 Asked: 4/13/2015 Any research on tamoxifen with afinitor to reestablish hormone sensitivity?
 Asked: 4/13/2015 What services and support can Johns Hopkins offer a woman with Stage IV breast cancer? .
 Asked: 4/13/2015 My Mum has stage 4 breast cancer and just undertook a liver resection in hope of helping.
 Asked: 4/13/2015 I have had recurrent metastatic breast cancer for six and one half years now.
 Asked: 4/11/2015 Stage 4 terminology. Thank you for commenting on my reaching NED.
 Asked: 4/10/2015 I wrote in yesterday, in regards to my mother''s cancer fatigue.
 Asked: 4/10/2015 My history: stage 3 bilateral - right=ER/PR+ HER- (stage 3), left=ER+/PR- HER- (stage 0-1), with a suspected met to the sacral (not biopsied due...
 Asked: 4/10/2015 Treated for stage 2B Breast cancer in August 2012 (ER/PR +, her2 -) with adriamycin, fluoracil, 5 cyclophosphamide, then radical modified mastectomy, them paclitaxel (12...
 Asked: 4/10/2015 Last October I finished chemo for my triple negative breast cancer stage 2 A.
 Asked: 4/10/2015 I have stage 3 interductal breast cancer that is her2 positive and estrogen and prog.
 Asked: 4/10/2015 My mom was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer which is ER positive in January.
 Asked: 4/9/2015 You have been so helpful with my mother''s Stage IV ILC, I am asking you some more questions:) Mom had a great PET result January 26, 2015.
 Asked: 4/9/2015 I was diagnosed in 2012. With invasive duct carcinoma, had lumpectamy 4 chemo -32 rad and put on evista ....July 2014 spread to lympnoids in neck on and above collar bone ,had 7 noids removed that were effected then did 12 weeks chemo and put on tomoxifin .that I just finished on Feb 5 2015 , the tomoxifin caused a blood clot in my lung I''m being treated for now ,but the BIG problem is at this same time I noticed a rash and burning in the same brst with cancer in 2012 /so did biopsie and it comes back inflammatory breast cancer and pet scan showed spread back in my neck were I just finished chemo and now spread to lung ,All my docs say I''m a very complex case .I am curantially back on chemo and will have mesectamy immidiatlly following .Should I get another opinion at your Hosp ? Should I keep trusting my doc are doing the right treatments ...everytime something happens my doc can only tell he how unusual I am ...I would like to know what my particular life expectancy is as I am concidered any thing but usuall with my case .I''m worried my insurance will not cover a big well established Hosp like yours and I''m not sure I have enough time to wait for appt and explain all this to other doctors as my team is moving rapidly on my treatment plan .Can you give me any sence of hope ? I''m only 48 and have.
 Asked: 4/9/2015 I was diagnosed in 7/2008 w/ stage 2 HER2+/ER+/PR+ breast cancer tumor grade 3.
 Asked: 4/8/2015 I was diagnosed in 7/2008 w/ stage 2 HER2+/ER+/PR+ breast cancer tumor grade 3.
 Asked: 4/8/2015 I was diagnosed in 7/2008 w/ stage 2 HER2+/ER+/PR+ breast cancer tumor grade 3.
 Asked: 4/7/2015 Hello- I have stage 4, grade 2-3, ER positive, Her2 negative breast cancer, first diagnosed in July 2014.
 Asked: 4/2/2015 I have metastatic breast cancer to bones and liver.

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