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 Asked: 1/14/2017 I have just found out that my breast cancer has spread to my supraclavicular lymph nodes and there is also a small lesion on my...
 Asked: 1/13/2017 My mother in law has Stage 4 IDC triple negative of breast with mets to bilat lungs (multiple nodules)she has had 3 treatments of Taxotere and Cytoxan.
 Asked: 1/12/2017 My sister was diagnosed with MBC in July 2016 with spread to liver (10mm x 2 lesions), right SCF lymphadenopathy, right upper and middle lung...
 Asked: 1/11/2017 I have TNBC mets to both lungs, my question I''ve been thru halaven, cisplatin and now on Navelbine.
 Asked: 1/11/2017 I have metastatic triple negative breast cancer since 2008.
 Asked: 1/11/2017 Last year, at 39, I was diagnosed with Her2+ Stage 1 breast cancer, ER+.
 Asked: 1/9/2017 My mom who is almost 89 was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in right breast, lymph nodes, right lung and liver.
 Asked: 1/9/2017 My niece has stage 4 metastatic breast cancer which has moved into the bones and lymph.
 Asked: 1/7/2017 Hello. I has diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer 11 years ago and underwent a lumpectomy, chemo, and radiation (no cancer was in the sentinode biopsy).
 Asked: 1/6/2017 My sister age 67 was diagnosed one year ago with stage 4 de Novo metastatic breast cancer it was ER +PR +HER2 negative.
 Asked: 1/4/2017 I had stage 1 breast cancer 15 years ago and underwent lumpectomy,sentinel node biopsy (neg.) radiation and 10 years of Femara.
 Asked: 1/2/2017 My 76 year old mother in law has been diagnosed initially with Stage 4 IDC with mets to both lungs.
 Asked: 1/2/2017 My daughter was diagnosed in July 2014 at age 41 with TNBC Stage 3c, with multiple axillary lymph nodes, nodes under the breast and supraclavicular...
 Asked: 12/30/2016 While on chemo for mets is it ok to get a flu shot and a shingles shot?
 Asked: 12/28/2016 my 48 yo wife has stage 4 triple negative metastatic breast cancer, she has a tumor in her left lung, 2 deep chest lymph nodes,...
 Asked: 12/28/2016 This is in regards to my mother ...
 Asked: 12/28/2016 Metastatic TNBC to bones diagnosed 11 months after original TNBC treatment completion.
 Asked: 12/27/2016 my mother 57 years old postmenopausal was diagnosed with ca.left breast in august family history.underwent modified radical mastectomy.on histopathology it was labelled as stage...
 Asked: 12/26/2016 My 54 yr old daughter was just diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer 3 wks ago.
 Asked: 12/22/2016 MY friend has been diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer that spread to her uterus.
 Asked: 12/19/2016 Wife has stage 4 breast cancer metastasis in right lung and two lymph nodes in chest .started with ibrance and femera .
 Asked: 12/19/2016 My mother was recently diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer, she had a modified radical mastectomy about 10 years ago for stage 2 breast cancer, along...
 Asked: 12/15/2016 my MIL has been diagnosed with stage 4 MBC.
 Asked: 12/14/2016 My 73 year old sister has advanced luminal breast cancer with mets in the liver and brain.
 Asked: 12/12/2016 I am 38 with ER/PR+ HER2- breast cancer, currently NED for almost 9 months after having two small lesions in the liver.
 Asked: 12/11/2016 -57 y/o, cauc, no family Hx -Annual mammogram clear -recent strike to rib by clothing rack caused broken 2nd rib left side -complains of significant deep/bone pain...
 Asked: 12/11/2016 First BC diagnosis Nov 2015 / Stage IV, mets to bone @ age 61.
 Asked: 12/9/2016 My 57 year old SIL has been diagnosed with de novo metastatic breast cancer to her bones (lumbar spine, left iliac bone crest, left hip,...
 Asked: 12/8/2016 Thanks for your previous reply. Currently,my sil''s husband has been told care is now palliative.
 Asked: 12/8/2016 I have asked you several questions over the past two years regarding my 73 year old mom regarding her bone metastases and now liver involvement.
 Asked: 12/8/2016 What is the prognosis for Stage 4 IDC grade 3 tumor triple negative with multiple nodules in bilateral lungs? Our doctor only says low, and...
 Asked: 12/8/2016 Significance of being NED for 3+ years? Diagnosed Stage 4 in June 2010 at 39 yo.
 Asked: 12/6/2016 Invasive ductal carinoma,ER+VE,HER2-VE mets to sternum, liver and lung.34yoa, on zometa, zoladex and exemestane.
 Asked: 12/6/2016 My mom has stage four breast cancer metastasized to her brain and she hasn''t given me a lot of information.
 Asked: 12/4/2016 my friend 34 years old, diagnosed with TNBC.
 Asked: 12/4/2016 I have Stage 4 metastatic Triple negative androgen receptor positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/2/2016 Best sister/friend diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006.
 Asked: 12/1/2016 Diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in 2014 July.
 Asked: 12/1/2016 My Mother had a lumpectomy ~2 years ago.
 Asked: 11/30/2016 What is the average life expectancy for someone with spinal collapse, two vertebrae, no visceral mets, with er+ her2- grade 2 breast cancer?
 Asked: 11/30/2016 My sister has Stage 4 TNBC. Originally diagnosed in 2008 had double mastectomy and became stage 4 in 2013.
 Asked: 11/29/2016 Are BC mets to spine the worst or best place for life expectancy if you are ER+ & HER-?
 Asked: 11/26/2016 stage 4 cancer with widespread bone and spine mets at time of diagnosis 3 years ago.
 Asked: 11/23/2016 What is the data on reconstruction surgery (DIEP FLAP) on patients with MBC and progression? I have an understanding of a potential surgical activation...
 Asked: 11/21/2016 Hello,My mother is 68 years old & she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in April 2016 with ER postive & HER 2 negative (being...
 Asked: 11/18/2016 11yrs. Cancer free--now have Mets to Sternum-- ER and Prog.
 Asked: 11/17/2016 Hi, my sister in law was diagnosed with inflammatory tnbc in July,with 7 nodes involved.
 Asked: 11/13/2016 How common is oliogmetatasis in the people you have come in contact with over the years? Lung? Breast? Liver? Since monoclonal antibodies in use? Thanks, N
 Asked: 11/13/2016 After 10 years CA free My sister Breast Ca back with a vengeance.Beint treated at UPMC.
 Asked: 11/13/2016 Hi Lillie, Thanks for all that you do.... ( Retreat participant, 66, etc.
 Asked: 11/13/2016 I also want to ask about the percent of reoccurrence with Stage 2a, grade 3 with one positive lymph node with triple negative breast...
 Asked: 11/13/2016 I am 6 months post chemo AC and taxol and 4 months post radiation for triple negative breast cancer, grade 3, stage 2A with Bilateral...
 Asked: 11/13/2016 Thank you for your prompt response to my question re immunotherapy for ER+ HER- MBC however is Keytruda an option? .
 Asked: 11/12/2016 Hi.
 Asked: 11/11/2016 I am 69 yo female with multicentric IDC x five lesions and DCIS> 15 cm.
 Asked: 11/9/2016 I am 4 years post-double mastectomy, rt breast was in situ, left breast had infiltrating tumors and there was cancer in several of the 25-30...
 Asked: 11/6/2016 I had triple negative breast cancer 2 years ago.
 Asked: 11/6/2016 Thank you so much for your prompt response re my SIL with stage IV triple negative and a malignant fungating wound in her right breast...
 Asked: 11/3/2016 My relative has metastatic triple negative that has spread to skin and now the other breast with new mets on PET in pelvis ribs and...
 Asked: 11/3/2016 I have written to you a couple of times about my mom.
 Asked: 10/31/2016 Can bone scans on their own differentiate cancer from non cancer spots or determine the difference between arthritis and cancer in the bone?
 Asked: 10/31/2016 Are bone scans in general definitive to determine metastatic breast cancer? How reliable are bone scans ?
 Asked: 10/31/2016 Can carpel tunnel syndrome be the cause of hot spot showing on bone scan - upper arm bone area?
 Asked: 10/31/2016 Is the breast cancer curable if metastasis is in only one spot in the humerus bone?
 Asked: 10/31/2016 I''m a TNBC survivor for approx 2 years now.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 How rare is my cancer....
 Asked: 10/30/2016 Ibrance (my fifth line) is not working (after 3 cycles increase in mets in bones and liver, CA 15-3 increased from 150 to 280)).
 Asked: 10/30/2016 Hi I had Triple Negative Breast Cancer 2 years ago - got 100% pathological response from chemo treatment.
 Asked: 10/30/2016 I wrote a while back when my mom developed liver mets after presenting with bone mets (now in almost every bone).
 Asked: 10/27/2016 How long can someone live with a liver functioning at 10%? (It is 90% damaged by cancer.) My mom has HER2 positive breast...
 Asked: 10/25/2016 My aunt has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer with a 4cm left breast mass(invasive ductal carcinoma), with L-axillary lymph nodes (also biopsy proven +...
 Asked: 10/23/2016 My dear friend has TNBC mets in lungs and brain, and has been deemed too frail post surgery to remove brain mets for further treatment.
 Asked: 10/22/2016 I''m new to navelbine. On Day 5 of navelbine, I had muscle spasms on my right side where my cancer is then another treatment on day 9, now the pain is in the middle of my lower back where the cancer is.
 Asked: 10/22/2016 I have just started on a trial in the UK for Ibrance and Letrozole.
 Asked: 10/22/2016 Does Hopkins have a support group for Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer lifers?
 Asked: 10/20/2016 Hi how long does it take for Mets to occur after chemo.if they do....
 Asked: 10/20/2016 Hi how long does it take for Mets to occur after chemo..
 Asked: 10/19/2016 My best friend was first diagnosed with breast cancer (had a lumpectomy) two years ago.
 Asked: 10/16/2016 ILC metastatic to bone only. Have been on AI for 3 years with no progression.
 Asked: 10/16/2016 Do you have an opinion on the use of Alpha-lipoic acid in injection with peripheral neuropathy related to treatment at stage IV?
 Asked: 10/16/2016 On my last question about being put back on Abraxane I didn''n mention that I have also been on Pertuzamab for the last 2 years as well.
 Asked: 10/16/2016 Peritoneal mets. Hi I was diagnosed 2007 with primary BC and secondary in liver.
 Asked: 10/15/2016 When i was first diagnosed with breast cancer I was put on abraxane for 6 months or so It then spread to my liver and...
 Asked: 10/15/2016 Just Dx stage iv Mets to spine 12 years after primary ER+ HER2-.
 Asked: 10/14/2016 Thank you so much for answering my question! (see below) I wanted to reply on the lung mets, and see if your opinion stayed the same.
 Asked: 10/14/2016 I have classic ILC. I have somatic TP53 missense mutation, A ZNF703 amplification, and a FGFR1 amplification.
 Asked: 10/13/2016 My sister (who is 50 years old right now) was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer three years ago.
 Asked: 10/13/2016 I was rediagnosed stage 4 Her2+ on May 2016 with mets to sacrom and L1 and L2 and several very small mets in lungs.
 Asked: 10/12/2016 Dx MBC de novo, 01/2016. MBC is ER/PR +, HER2-.
 Asked: 10/12/2016 My daughter had a double mastectomy for stage3 metastatic ductal breast cancer and was in lymph nodes.
 Asked: 10/12/2016 My sister was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer last week and it has spread to her liver.
 Asked: 10/11/2016 Dear Expert I am a mother and concerned about the future for my child.
 Asked: 10/10/2016 Many thanks for answering my earlier question! My sister in New Zealand has advanced breast cancer with multiple liver mets & 1 solitary brain met...
 Asked: 10/7/2016 My friend was dx''ed w/ Stage IV TNBC in June 2016.
 Asked: 10/6/2016 My Cousin has had her cancer spread to her lungs and brain.
 Asked: 10/5/2016 What options exist if you have become chemo resistant ?
 Asked: 10/4/2016 My history is as follows: Breast cancer diagnosis: 8/16/2010 at age 51 Original breast cancer: Stage IIb, Grade 3, 3.9 cm mass removed from...
 Asked: 10/3/2016 What is the best way to monitor stage 4 Lobular MBC, 3rd recurrence ? PET, CT, MRI, Mammogram, blood work, etc? How often should one visit...
 Asked: 10/3/2016 I was diagnosed with Stage IIB breast cancer in April 2016.
 Asked: 10/3/2016 My wife has metastatic breast cancer to the bone.

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