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 Asked: 4/13/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, I had emailed you last week about my mother (who lives in India).Thanks a lot for the reply.
 Asked: 4/6/2008 Blood work within the last two weeks was all within normal range to include liver function.
 Asked: 4/6/2008 I had abdominal pain a few days ago (I sent an email and you replied earlier today).
 Asked: 4/6/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thanks a lot for your valuable forum.
 Asked: 4/6/2008 How common is it for lobular mets or any bc to end up in the abdominal cavity? 10 months ago had ovaries removed abdominal wash...
 Asked: 4/6/2008 Hi, how reliable are blood work and cancer markers for stage IV NED breast cancer patients.
 Asked: 4/6/2008 Trying to understand the nature of liver mets.
 Asked: 3/31/2008 Hello Lillie: I was diagnosed with stage 1 infiltrating ductal breast cancer in October, 2005.
 Asked: 3/29/2008 Hello, Lily Would it be highly unusual to get inflammatory breast cancer, in the same breast (lumpectomy w/node positive), while being on chemo for stage...
 Asked: 3/29/2008 Dear Pathologis, Regarding breast cancer. Diagnosis of DCIS with High Grade Category 3/Comedo cell carcinomam, well over 5 cm.
 Asked: 3/29/2008 This is probably a good question for a radiologist, but thought I''d see what you think.
 Asked: 3/27/2008 can it take 20 years for breast cancer to metastasize.
 Asked: 3/24/2008 I have had 3 mos of steady & increasing abdominal pain/fatigue.
 Asked: 3/24/2008 I know that one of the places breast cancer can metastasize to is the bones.
 Asked: 3/24/2008 I have Stage IIIB triple negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/24/2008 I have wriiten to you before. I so appreciate your honesty....I need that.
 Asked: 3/15/2008 I was diagnosed with stage IIIa bc and had the full treatment, including mastecomy, axillary dissection (20 nodes, 4 positive)taxotere and radiation.
 Asked: 3/15/2008 I have had Stage IIIB, triple negative breast cancer, neoadjuvant chemo (ACT, mastectomy, xeloda, brain metastasis, surgery, whole brain radiation, liver metastasis and lymph node...
 Asked: 3/8/2008 I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis 8 months out from ending chemotherapy for IDBC 2B.
 Asked: 3/8/2008 I was diagnosed with stage IV breast to bone cancer in June of 2004.
 Asked: 3/8/2008 My mom was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer in Aug.07 and received 4 rounds of dose dense AC and 4 of Taxol.
 Asked: 2/20/2008 Hi Lillie, I know this is a hard question to answer, but are there any stats on when or why BC is most likely to...
 Asked: 2/17/2008 Hi Lillie I was diagnosed October 31, 2007 and am receiving neoadjuvant AC times 4 and Taxotere 2 down 2 to go with a surgical date of April 15.
 Asked: 2/17/2008 My wife, age 52 was dx with stage 3 grade 3 her2+++ PR/ER neg BC Sept 06.
 Asked: 1/26/2008 I was diagnosed in February of 2007 with mets to a couple of chest nodes and one spot in the liver.
 Asked: 1/26/2008 Lillie, my question is regarding treatment, or in this case, the lack thereof.
 Asked: 1/26/2008 Lillie, after 11 years in remission from initial stage IIB BC, my mother felt new lumps in her breast in May 2007.
 Asked: 1/9/2008 My 76yr old mother was diagnosed with bladder cancer 23 yrs ago and has been clean since.
 Asked: 1/9/2008 Hi Lillie Here I go worrying again, but can''t help it.
 Asked: 1/9/2008 Hi there. I''m a 43yr old female dx with IBC with node involvement, ER+P+ Her2+ March of 06.
 Asked: 12/31/2007 Lillie, My wife was recently diagnosed with one 4.4cm x 3.3cm brain met.
 Asked: 12/10/2007 Lillie, I was diagnosed in April with metastatic breast cancer (ER,PR+, Her 2-) with bone mets (3 spine, 1 rib) I received 4 rounds of...
 Asked: 12/2/2007 Hi, Lillie! I was diagnosed with Stage 1 (1.4 cm, ER/PR+, Her2+) IDC, right breast, in 3/07.
 Asked: 11/30/2007 Thank you in advance for your help! 37 yr old, previously very healthy, diagnosed one month ago with IBC ER+ HER2- with two liver mets (6mm and 8mm).
 Asked: 11/30/2007 I had a 5mm invasive ductal cancer removed in May ''07, & radiation.
 Asked: 11/29/2007 My Mom was diagnosed with stage I breast cancer in 1999 on one of her breast.
 Asked: 11/26/2007 What are the best imaging techniques for detecting lobular mets? Since lobular mets like to go to linings and end up in odd spots like...
 Asked: 11/26/2007 Hi Lillie Every once in a while I re-read my original path report from my biopsy 3 years ago.
 Asked: 11/26/2007 I battled breast cancer for ten years.
 Asked: 11/18/2007 Three months ago I had a skin sparing mastectomy (L breast 5 cm tumor, invasive lobular breast cancer hormone receptive), 4 lymph nodes positive, 14...
 Asked: 11/18/2007 Diagnosed with stage IIIB , triple negative breast cancer that is very aggressive and fast growing.
 Asked: 11/18/2007 Dear Lillie. When I had my breast biopsy, an enlarged node was also biopsied and had cancer, I think it was about 1cm at the time.
 Asked: 11/18/2007 My 79 year old mother has a recurrence of breast cancer, which has been found in her lung and her femur.
 Asked: 11/18/2007 Diagnosed Stage IIIB triple negative breast cancer in Nov.2006.
 Asked: 11/11/2007 Dear Lillie, my information follows. My question is "what are my chances for a recurrence or metastasis?" First mammogram Nov 2005 showed suspicious area in right breast.
 Asked: 11/7/2007 what percentage of breast cancer patients are triple negative receptor marked, are under 40 years old, stage 3 and are braca 1 positive? what is...
 Asked: 11/4/2007 I had an MRI scheduled to check my other breast(one not removed with cancer) when I was dianosed with brain metastasis.
 Asked: 11/4/2007 I have stage IIIB, high grade, triple negative breast cancer with single brain metastasis (diagnosed in less than 10 months)that was just removed.
 Asked: 11/5/2007 My mother was diagnosed with metaplastic breast cancer in 2003.
 Asked: 11/5/2007 Can you explain the difference between median survival and overall survival? It''s confusing when I read clinical understan how long they are saying people...
 Asked: 11/5/2007 I just had a single brain metastasis removed that was detected just 10 months after my stage IIIB, highest grade, triple negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/21/2007 43yrs old - Dx 2005 stage IIb, 4cm ,grade 2 ER+/PR- HER2neu- IDC, 3/11 pos LNs.
 Asked: 10/21/2007 I have single brain met from breast.
 Asked: 10/21/2007 Stage IIIB, node positive, triple negative breast dx in Nov.2006.
 Asked: 10/21/2007 I am 44, and been dx w/ Stage IIIB BC, Nottingham 6.
 Asked: 10/19/2007 my husband had a mastectomy of the left breast in july, 2005.
 Asked: 9/16/2007 My mom is 62. She is battling stage 4 bc with mets to bone.
 Asked: 9/16/2007 Dear Lillie, My wife is 35years old and was diagnosed last November with BC mets (3 years ago had AC, lumpectomy, radiation to 1cm stage...
 Asked: 9/16/2007 Dear Lillie, I had 2 questions: 1.
 Asked: 9/16/2007 Hi there, I wrote to you last year 2006 in March when I was diagnosed with idc left breast stage one.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 In 9/06 was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 My wife, who is 43, was diagnosed with BC 7 years ago (HER2/Neu Positive).
 Asked: 8/27/2007 Could you please describe what skin mets look like? I have some red bumps that come and go in different parts of my body, including my chest.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 I have just been diag.with mets to lung, and possibly spine?My orig.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 I am 51 year old dx with Stage 2 BC in Oct.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 How long can people live w/ascites? Should doctors pick up on ascities and treat w/other than draining it? Is mental confusion a sign of end...
 Asked: 8/25/2007 I have malignant pleural effusion in my left lung.
 Asked: 8/20/2007 I was diagnosed with lobular bc in 1996 and again in 2005.
 Asked: 8/13/2007 I just wrote to you in a different category, but have one other question.
 Asked: 7/19/2007 My doctor relies completely on blood work results and how I am feeling to determine if I have a recurrence.
 Asked: 7/19/2007 A friend recently diagnosed with stage 4 after an original Stage II three years ago.
 Asked: 7/1/2007 My 38 year old sister-in-law was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/23/2007 Please tell us what you know about highdose chemo and autologous stem cell transplant for stage IV breast cancer patients.
 Asked: 6/23/2007 Hi Lillie, My 35 yo sister, stage III Invasive DC, 6.5 cm tumor with lymph node involvement, Her2 (-), ER/PR (-), no genetic factors (had the testing).
 Asked: 6/23/2007 How often should we be checked up for Vertebrea Metastas-consiquence of breast cancer-? How recent is the medecine Ibondronat? After the radiotherapy on sacrum, a...
 Asked: 6/22/2007 My wife age 50 yr was diagnosed 1 year ago with 2cm tumor had lumpectomy with neg nodes and triple receptor neg....
 Asked: 6/15/2007 Lillie, Mother, 70, bc since 2000. mets followed with lobectomy 2002, crainiotomy 2004, lung, nephrectomy, liver August 2006, three brain tumors (one where she had craineiotmy in 2004) and lungs again April 2007.
 Asked: 6/5/2007 My mother''s breast cancer has moved to her liver.
 Asked: 6/3/2007 My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 4 1/2 years ago.
 Asked: 6/3/2007 After four years my wife''s breast cancer has metastasized to the bones.
 Asked: 5/16/2007 With Elizabeth Edwards in the news re: her metasized breast cancer into her bones, I know it has been said the cancer can be treated,...
 Asked: 5/16/2007 Lillie, i''ve written before. Mother, 70, bc since 2000.
 Asked: 5/14/2007 Cousin dx in 2003 w/bc. 7 pos in liver..can you pls educate me on the survival rate of HR- cancer patients? Chemo is working...and I know that the mission is to treat it like a chronic disease...but what is the average length of time that cancer can be held at bay? She''s been fighting numerous infections of late.
 Asked: 5/3/2007 My MIL was dianosed w/breast cancer 5yrs ago.
 Asked: 5/3/2007 I wrote before, 72 yo mother with bc metastasis since ''96, plueral, bone, lumps off and on the body, now in liver and stomach.
 Asked: 5/1/2007 My mom (51) was diagnosed in May 2004 with breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 Dear Lillie, My SIS-In-LAW was diagnosed with Metatstatic breast cancer and treated in May 2006.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 My wife had a mastectomy with reconstruction after a DCIS diagnosis in 2002.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 Are hormonals drugs such as Femara effective treaments for mestastatic breast cancer in the bone marrow?
 Asked: 4/22/2007 I am 33 yrs old had 9cm tumor removed in radical mastectomy operation.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 I have had Stage IV breast cancer for the last 7 years with extensive metastatic bone involvement.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 How are brain metastasis treated? What is the difference between sterotatic radiation and the gamma knife? I thought that gamma knife trreatment was the gold...
 Asked: 4/22/2007 My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 years ago when she was 79 years old, 4 positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 If breast cancer metastisizes to the bone, is it usually in the trunk area (like, the spine, hip, ribs) as opposed to bones that are...
 Asked: 4/7/2007 I am BC patient post chemo doing avastin every two weeks and hormonal therapy - femara daily.
 Asked: 4/7/2007 My 70 year old mother has infiltrating lobular carcinoma Stage IV.
 Asked: 4/3/2007 I had stage3A IDC 1 1/2 years ago.
 Asked: 4/3/2007 Sister diagnosed with bc 7 years ago- had masectomey and red devil chemo treatment.
 Asked: 4/3/2007 my mother, 72, has been living with BC for about 22 years.

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