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 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.
 Asked: 4/1/2015 I am seeking an opinion on life expectancy for my sister.
 Asked: 4/1/2015 I wrote to you back in Nov concerning my sister who has Stage IV Breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/31/2015 39yrs old dx 10/2009 stage 1 T1a 1cm grade1 0 nodes no angilymphatic invasion erpr+her2- dbl mastectomy clean margins..Brca1+ Onco DX score 12 prophylactic...
 Asked: 3/31/2015 my mother underwent srs for solitary brain mets(her2+/er,pr- breast cancer) on december 2014.there was face shaking from mouth to eye in feb first week.Doctor prescribed...
 Asked: 3/31/2015 I have BLASTIC bone mets and have been on Xgeva for a year.
 Asked: 3/31/2015 My 35 year old sister was diagnosed with a breast cancer in 2008.
 Asked: 3/29/2015 Hi! I am 40. I was diagnosed with TNBC Stage IIIC in 2013.
 Asked: 3/26/2015 My sister was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/26/2015 Hi there. Love of my life DX''d Stage IV MBC Sept 13, 2012 - ER+, PR = "Focally positive for PR (30%,2+)" , HER2-, Met in L3 lumbar (removed), lymph node under left arm involved, left breast source.
 Asked: 3/26/2015 Are avocados to be avoided by individuals with MBC that metastasized to bones and who are on Tamoxifen?
 Asked: 3/23/2015 I need your assistant please i had mammogram 3 days ago and this is my report; The examination was reviewed with computer aided detection the...
 Asked: 3/22/2015 Hi, I''m a Stage IV bc survivor.
 Asked: 3/22/2015 Is getting diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at first diagnosis--as opposed to a recurrence--have a worsened life expectancy? .
 Asked: 3/22/2015 My best friend has 2012 TNBC that has metastasized to her lungs, liver and bones.
 Asked: 3/22/2015 THis is a follow-up to my previous diagnosis.
 Asked: 3/22/2015 Hi, I was diagnosed with liver metastasis in 2003 (er/pr negative her2 positive) and treated with Taxol and Herceptin.
 Asked: 3/21/2015 Hello, I was recently diagnosed with mammary carcinoma (mixed ducal With lobular features).
 Asked: 3/21/2015 my mother has mestastic breast cancer and was just told she also has brian cancer and there is a large tumor on the left of...
 Asked: 3/21/2015 Does a metastic spinal cord compression automatically mean cancer now in the bone marrow and/or CSF?
 Asked: 3/18/2015 My friend was diagnosed in 2009 with Hormone Positive Lobular Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 3/17/2015 My 59 year old sister has TNBC which has spread to the spine and the liver and has recurred in her breast(s).
 Asked: 3/17/2015 Is it a fairly sure thing that the triple neg cancer stage3 grad3 7 of 18 lymph nodes positive will come back since it was in my lymph nodes.
 Asked: 3/10/2015 I have lobular breast cancer with mets to bone.
 Asked: 3/9/2015 Newly diagnosed with breast cancer some liver mets,have not had any previous treatment,my onc is going to do chemo first (C E )should I not...
 Asked: 3/8/2015 In 2003 I had DCIS. I elected to have bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction and no therapy.
 Asked: 3/8/2015 During a ct scan it was discovered that my Cancer had spread to the pelvis, at the same time it was found that I had...
 Asked: 3/8/2015 Hi, I was diagnosed with stage3 BC in May''12.
 Asked: 3/7/2015 Just been diagnosed with recurrence to axillary and supraclavicular lymph nodes.
 Asked: 3/6/2015 My 85 yr old mother-in-law was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors at the end of December after suffering a seizure.
 Asked: 3/6/2015 My 42yo sister-in-law has Stage 4 TNBC.
 Asked: 3/6/2015 Hello, I live in Italy and have to take an important decision.I am 47 and was diagnosticated with stage 4 breast cancer 9 months ago.
 Asked: 3/4/2015 I was diagnosed with StageIIB triple negative breast cancer in February 2013.
 Asked: 3/4/2015 How do you know when TNBC a has moved to the bones? After taking Crestor had many aches, now my arm is still painful after...
 Asked: 3/2/2015 What is the average life expectancy of someone with breast metastatic spinal cord collapse with some paralysis? I read that short course radiation is given...
 Asked: 3/1/2015 Hello, My mother was recently diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 3/1/2015 my mother has stage IV breast cancer (Her2) that has spread to the spine and liver.
 Asked: 3/1/2015 Hi Lillie and staff, Thanks for your help, as before..
 Asked: 3/1/2015 I had mastectomy 3 yrs ago for invasive lobular bc.
 Asked: 2/27/2015 Dx with mets (lytic lesion) to iliac wing in June 2014.
 Asked: 2/27/2015 My mom was diagnosed with ER+ Stage I right breast cancer and was on her 5th year of antihormone treatment.
 Asked: 2/26/2015 Age 62. Battling breast cancer for 20 years and then this year it spread to the bones.
 Asked: 2/26/2015 I am 36. Diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer in October 2012, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 2/25/2015 My mom is 83, now weighs 88lbs, and started injections of Faslodex once a month in December.
 Asked: 2/23/2015 After MBC, what is the probability of recurrence the longer one is in remission controlling for age? Does it converge to the non-advance breast cancers...
 Asked: 2/22/2015 Hello. I am being treated for stage lV triple negative breast caner, this is the first reoccurrence.
 Asked: 2/22/2015 My wife was diagnosed with stage 2 er-/pr-, her2+ breast cancer 4 years ago at age 39.
 Asked: 2/20/2015 My sis has Stage IV lobular breast cancer with extensive bone mets.
 Asked: 2/19/2015 How would you treat bone Mets ER postive, her2 was read 3 different ways ihc was positive +3, fish test was negative, second opinion from...
 Asked: 2/18/2015 my mother diagnosed with solitary brain mets on november 2014(breast cancer jan 2014 her2+/,er/pr-).she underwent SRS on december2014.
 Asked: 2/18/2015 I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in January of 2015 (initial dx was stage 2 ER+ PR+ in Feb 2013).
 Asked: 2/17/2015 I have had mets to the bone for a year and a half and now I have 7 lesions (largest 1.5 x 1.5)showing in my liver.
 Asked: 2/17/2015 What can you tell me about Ellagic Guard, a supplement that contains Ellagic acid. Is this ever used to support the immune system for patients...
 Asked: 2/17/2015 my mother was diagnosed with solitary brain mets on novemeber2014(her2+/er/pr- breast cancer jan 2014).she was treated with SRS on nov 2014.2 weeks back, she had...
 Asked: 2/16/2015 ID#999827371 - QUESTION (follow-up) Stage 2 in 2010, lumpectomy, chemo & radiation, Tamoxifen for 2 years, stopped, then showed metastases in bones/spine/hip/ribs
 Asked: 2/15/2015 Last month my 71 year old sister was diagnosed with her initial stage 4 breast cancer with fungating tumor, grade 3, with multiple skeletal &...
 Asked: 2/11/2015 Hi, what are usually the symptoms when cancer has spread to the bones? Are there any specific symptoms to look for? .
 Asked: 2/8/2015 I am a BC survivor, diagnsoed 9 years ago with Stage One IDC, Er+,Pr+, mastectomy, radiation, Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 2/6/2015 Hi, Lillie, thank you so much for providing this service.
 Asked: 2/6/2015 1.) If someone stops taking a chemo before it stops working for her, can she try using it again at a later time? 2.) Can anyone...
 Asked: 2/6/2015 I know I keep asking about my sister''s metastatic spinal cord compression with breast cancer, partial paralysis, rads, 3 and a half months in hospital...
 Asked: 2/5/2015 My wife had triple negative cancer diagnosis in March 2013.
 Asked: 2/3/2015 When are you officially staged? Upon discovery I was told potentially stage 3B or C.
 Asked: 2/2/2015 My mother is 66. 7 years ago, she was diagnosed with ER+, stage IIb primary breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/2/2015 I am a 48 year old female recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/1/2015 How will one know if cancer has metastisezed? .
 Asked: 1/29/2015 Mom 78 has stage 4 bc, lung mets, chemo for 2 yrs, is losing weight , no appetite , weak and not very mobile.
 Asked: 1/29/2015 Can shingles cause tumor marker results to be elevated?
 Asked: 1/27/2015 Diagnosed wth 1 cm ductile carcinoma with 1 lymphnode .
 Asked: 1/27/2015 The longer you stay no evidence of disease does this mean less likely the cancer will progress? Going on five years with a single metastes...
 Asked: 1/24/2015 I live in South Africa and have a daughter who at age 32 in Jan.2013 was diagnosed BRCA 2 positive with a mix of lobular...
 Asked: 1/23/2015 my mom diagnosd 3 yrs. ago with mastasized lung cancer.
 Asked: 1/22/2015 Was detected with TNBC in May 2014 during my pregnancy and had done MRM and taken chemo and Radiation now due to pain in leg...
 Asked: 1/22/2015 I had just submitted a question regarding my 83 year old mother with breast mets-likely in the lung now with largest nodule approx.
 Asked: 1/21/2015 My mom is 83 and has metastatic breast cancer-now believed to be in her lungs.
 Asked: 1/22/2015 My sister cancer has spread to her bones, liver and brain.
 Asked: 1/22/2015 F/U question to my sister TNBC returned after 2 years in May 2014 spread to chest wall and lining of lung.
 Asked: 1/21/2015 For premenopausal metastatic breast cancer patients with her 2 + er+, is it recommended that ovaries should be removed?
 Asked: 1/21/2015 I was dx 2014 with stage IV bc with mets to liver and bones.
 Asked: 1/21/2015 How many carbohydrates constitute a low carbohydrate diet, and why are breast cancer patients told to ovoid wheat, even whole wheat..
 Asked: 1/21/2015 I know when TNBC spreads it is now a chonic disease.
 Asked: 1/20/2015 tnbc stage 2 B 1 node involved, diagnosed 08 2013.
 Asked: 1/21/2015 TNBC returned in May 2014 after 2 years spread to chest wall and lining of lung treatment again and for the rest of my sisters life...

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