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 Asked: 1/2/2011 I had Stage 2 bc 2 yrs.
 Asked: 12/31/2010 You said "Risk is quite high for a distant recurrence"Is the risk still quite high after chemotherapy, radiation and Tamoxifen?Is the risk quite high because...
 Asked: 12/31/2010 I had the bone scan and more x-rays - they found a bone island and arthritis, but no cancer mets! I am so happy and...
 Asked: 12/31/2010 I was diagnosed with BC on November 16th after a biopsy.
 Asked: 12/29/2010 Thankyou so much for your answer for my mother.
 Asked: 12/28/2010 Thank you so much for your answer.
 Asked: 12/27/2010 I am writing again with an update.
 Asked: 12/27/2010 I am a 5 year breast cancer survivor.
 Asked: 12/26/2010 I was treated for stage 2A breast cancer 8 years ago - now they have found a lytic lesion in my pelvis at the SI...
 Asked: 12/22/2010 Concerning micro mets in sentinel node biopsy.
 Asked: 12/21/2010 I was originally diagnosed in September of 1999 with breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/19/2010 My partner was diagnosed with triple neg stage 4 (ductal invasive, 6 nodes, mets on bone in 2 places).
 Asked: 12/12/2010 Relative has been diagnosed with met breast cancer spread to brain, lungs and bone.
 Asked: 12/12/2010 Dearest Lillie, you are always so compassionate with your writings.
 Asked: 12/3/2010 Thank you so much for your knowledge and time..I admire what you do for so many greatly.
 Asked: 12/1/2010 My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 met breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/30/2010 Hello Again. I wrote to you about my sister 31y/o now and in 2007 diagnosed with TNBC mets to liver and lung.
 Asked: 11/30/2010 Last May diagnosed with mets to spine and marrow.
 Asked: 11/29/2010 17 years ago I had two lumpectomies for breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/28/2010 I had stage 3 br cancer, had lump., chemo & radiation.
 Asked: 11/26/2010 PLease help with info on Metastatic Breast Cancer.My 16 daughter was diagnosed with a phyllodes breast tumor 1/2110.
 Asked: 11/24/2010 Is there some success with using imprexa and herceptin together.
 Asked: 11/24/2010 Lillie, what do you think about using Faslodex after trying 3 chemo regimens Xeloda, Gemzar, Navelbine) for bone + marrow mets? (There was hormonal therapy...
 Asked: 11/21/2010 If my 2001 breast cancer, which reoccurred in 2003, has moved to my scalp (biopsied as BC positive markers 11-11-10) what should be my next...
 Asked: 11/17/2010 hi, i have written to you before about my sister.
 Asked: 11/15/2010 I had bileteral mastectomy on November 04-th.
 Asked: 11/14/2010 Hi. My sister was diagnosed with stage four triple neg breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/12/2010 Hi, Can you still end up with metastasis if your tumor was invasive, stage 1, no lymphatic invasion, clear lymph nodes and no vascular invasion...
 Asked: 11/11/2010 mastastic breast cancer to the bonr I have never had pain until faslodex the pain went from hips down my legs .I went on xeloda...
 Asked: 11/8/2010 my mother has been frequently complaining of burn sensation with urination.
 Asked: 11/5/2010 I have appreciated greatly how you share your time and knowledge with all of us..thank you so much.
 Asked: 11/5/2010 Diagnosed with recurrent mastastic breast cancer, 15 radiation treatments, ad aromasin.
 Asked: 11/3/2010 I was diagnosed Oct. 1 with stage2B, Hormone receptor both negative, her2/neu positive, lymp positive 2/8, stage t2,n1.mx.
 Asked: 11/2/2010 I don''t have a question at the moment, just want to let you know how incredibly useful this website is.
 Asked: 10/29/2010 hi again.i am here again with another question .My MIL had Pneumonia after spinal cord compression ,she felt lot better and recovered and she decided...
 Asked: 10/25/2010 Once the metastatis is in the bone marrow, would this be consider like a leukemia.Could that person obtain a bone marrow transplant? How long can...
 Asked: 10/22/2010 While looking at these pages I have, for the first time, read about mets to the bone marrow which appears to be rather not so...
 Asked: 10/22/2010 I have stage 4 breast cancer but am currently on a "chemo holiday" since a mastectomy in September.
 Asked: 10/20/2010 I have IVstage Mestatic Breast Cancer located in T9 of spine.
 Asked: 10/21/2010 Are there any trials at Hopkins for treatment of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer using Telemerase? .
 Asked: 10/18/2010 My mother''s metastatic to the bones has now moved to the bone marrow.
 Asked: 10/17/2010 dearest lilliemy mother is on tykerb anxeloda for meastatic breast cancer diagosed 3 yrs ago.she has suffered of recurent low urinary tract infection .her creatinine...
 Asked: 10/16/2010 My mother was diagnosed with Her2neu breast cancer in 2001.
 Asked: 10/16/2010 I had stage 2 breast cancer 18 years ago with no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 10/15/2010 I have heard so many stories of stage IV women, some living many many years after this diagnosis, others barely making one year.
 Asked: 10/14/2010 my question is does breast cancer often metastasize to the esophagus or bronchial tubes?
 Asked: 10/12/2010 My mom, 83 was diagnosed with stage IV BC 4 yrs ago.
 Asked: 10/12/2010 Hello,My mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago and recently she was found with a small bone met to her spine.
 Asked: 10/4/2010 I had left breast cancer 9 1/2 yrs ago - Stage 1B I had mastectomy on Dec.
 Asked: 10/2/2010 My mom is on 2000 milligrams of exolada for metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/30/2010 Hello. I wonder if you can help me.
 Asked: 9/30/2010 I have had metastasis to liver for 5 and half years.
 Asked: 9/27/2010 Can you please tell the signs and symptoms of Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis? My mom has breast cancer and now drs tell us its spread into her...
 Asked: 9/23/2010 Hi LIlli,i need to Thanks u for the quick response regarding my mother in law .i realyy appriciate what u are doing for the community.i...
 Asked: 9/23/2010 just wanted to say thank you for your quick response to my question about my sisters shortness of breath.
 Asked: 9/23/2010 I have heard conflicting reports on when risk of recurrance decreases.
 Asked: 9/22/2010 Dear Lillie, You have been a major help in helping me understand breast cancer so I can be a better husband to my wife through this.
 Asked: 9/20/2010 I know that with MBC, chemo treatments continue until they stop working, and the patient moves on to another.
 Asked: 9/20/2010 My sister-in-law has Stage IV breast cancer (Bone mets).
 Asked: 9/18/2010 Does Breast cancer metastasize to the jaw bone.
 Asked: 9/18/2010 What is so magical about Herceptin every 3 weeks while Faslodex and Zometa are given every 4 weeks.
 Asked: 9/17/2010 my sister has just been told she has metastatic breast cancer in hip and rib.
 Asked: 9/17/2010 what are percentages of false negative core biopsies of the bone?
 Asked: 9/16/2010 Hi,My spouse has just been diagnosed with MBC with mets to lung (highly ER/PR+).
 Asked: 9/16/2010 My sister had breast cancer in 2009, and it was removed.
 Asked: 9/15/2010 If one is on Tamoxifen for early stage, hormone positive, Her 2 negative cancer, and is then diagnosed with stage 4 metastasized cancer (same properties),...
 Asked: 9/13/2010 Treatment answer and request for clarification:To my previous question you answered: "The purpose of systemic treatment for stage II b breast cancer is to kill...
 Asked: 9/11/2010 A treatment question: It seems that Stage IIB is often treated with systemic chemo to preclude metastastic spread of the cancer.
 Asked: 9/11/2010 I have been experiencing worsening right leg/hip pain for the past 3 weeks or so.
 Asked: 9/9/2010 My 79 y/o father was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in Jan2010 5/15 nodes were positive after colon resection.
 Asked: 9/8/2010 Hi Lillie. I am currently on 4000mg oral xeloda.
 Asked: 9/6/2010 I have been told that no matter what stage you are when diagnosed from stage I to stage III your chances of recurrance remain at 50%.
 Asked: 9/6/2010 Lillie thank you so much. I have an original post from 8/4/10.
 Asked: 9/6/2010 My mom was diagnosed with stage 1 grade 2 hormone resceptive breast cancer and treated with arimedex for 2 years.
 Asked: 9/5/2010 my mother has mestastatic breast cancer to the bone.
 Asked: 9/5/2010 I have 6-8 nodules on my lungs that have been pretty stable on faslodex until recently.
 Asked: 8/28/2010 dearest lillie my mother has received whole brain radiation 6 months ago for brain mets diagnosed after severe headache .she is now on xeloda +tykerbshe...
 Asked: 8/27/2010 hi Lilli,my Mother inlaw was diagnosed stage 4 at the initial time of diganosis.it came as a shock to all of us.at that time she...
 Asked: 8/26/2010 Lillie, you have posted a number of times that women with bone marrow mets generally have "weeks to months" but I am pleased to report...
 Asked: 8/25/2010 I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 4 METASTATIC BREAST CANCER.
 Asked: 8/24/2010 Liver metastasis, complete response 4 cycles Taxol+ Herceptin.Mastectomy for the primary? .
 Asked: 8/24/2010 Can you please help answer a question.
 Asked: 8/23/2010 Would hilar lymphodenapathy be indicative of metastatic breast cancer? Nearly everywhere I read, it states it has to travel to a major organ, such as...
 Asked: 8/22/2010 Hi Lillie. I have written before.
 Asked: 8/22/2010 Thank you for your very prompt response to my question regarding my 70 year old Mom.
 Asked: 8/22/2010 This is a follow up to an earlier question.
 Asked: 8/20/2010 My sister just learned that she has stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized into her lungs and chest wall.
 Asked: 8/18/2010 Can cancer in the bones be missed on a bone scan? Have had trouble with the left side of the spine at the very bottom since april.
 Asked: 8/17/2010 On 7/30/10 my 70 year old mom had a bone marrow biopsy and was diagnosed with Metastatic Carcinoma in bone Marrow.
 Asked: 8/16/2010 No question just an offering of hope! I was 35 and diagnosed stage 4 right of the bat w/mets to the liver.
 Asked: 8/15/2010 I am looking for BESTS PRACTICES for number of chemo rounds.
 Asked: 8/15/2010 I have metastatic breast cancer in soft tissue of neck with lymph involvement, 4 years after masectomy and reconstruction.
 Asked: 8/4/2010 Hello. Our mom, 75, stage 3b BC dxd 7 yrs ago.
 Asked: 8/4/2010 Hi hope you can put my mind at ease with an answer to my question.
 Asked: 8/4/2010 Bone and liver mets. I have looked for months for a site like this to try to help me get my head round this thing.
 Asked: 7/31/2010 In Feb 2010 I was dx with triple neg metaplastic carcinoma and/or low-grade adeno-squamous carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/29/2010 Does metastatic bone cancer from the breast show up in routine blood tests.
 Asked: 7/26/2010 Is it possible for it to spread to both the ribs and the liver? If so what are the treatment options I had a bone scan and a liver biopsy.
 Asked: 7/25/2010 DEAREST LILLIETHANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE,MY MOTHER HAS STARTED HER LONG JOURNEY WITH MBC 2 YRS AGO WITH EXTENSIVE BONE METS,LUNG MEDIASTINAL LYMPH NODES...
 Asked: 7/23/2010 A year and a half ago I had Stage 1 breast cancer in the right breast.
 
 
 
 
 

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