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 Asked: 8/23/2008 My 38 year old friend was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer during her elective hysterecomy in February 2008.
 Asked: 8/16/2008 Ms Lillie: Since my dx with Mets to liver 12/07, er/pr neg & her2+++, (the path report only states negative on the er/pr without a...
 Asked: 8/16/2008 Hi Lillie, I have a few questions I was hoping you could answer.
 Asked: 8/9/2008 I had Stage IIA breast cancer in my left breast July 07, lumpectomy, TC Chemp, & radiation.
 Asked: 8/9/2008 I am 52 yrs old, dx Stage IIb in Oct 06, er/pr +, Her2+, lumpectomy, 4 rounds AC, 4 rounds Taxol dose dense, year of Herceptin.
 Asked: 8/9/2008 I have a pleural effusion, liver mets and lymph nodes in my neck and sternum.
 Asked: 8/9/2008 3yrs ago I had a lumectomy left breast w/1 of 27 lympnodes positive invasive ductal ca, had 33 rads to breast & 3 to armpit.
 Asked: 8/4/2008 I have metastatic breast cancer on two places in my spine no pain, lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy neg, two re-excision without clear margins.
 Asked: 8/3/2008 What is meant when said "only have soft tissue metastases"?
 Asked: 8/3/2008 Would I still say I have brain mets if my solitary brain met was removed? .
 Asked: 8/3/2008 I have liver and lymph node mets throughout body.
 Asked: 8/3/2008 I always feel like I am asking dumb questions...not ever making my concerns clear.
 Asked: 8/3/2008 I have mediastinal, retrosternum, and para-aorta lymph node mets, single in both lobes of liver, and a solitary brain met removed Oct.
 Asked: 8/3/2008 Do you think we will see a trend toward greater survival for metastatic women in the future?
 Asked: 8/2/2008 What can I take to help my breathing? I have cancer around the lung (in the lining) and it is causing me to have labored breathing.
 Asked: 8/2/2008 Hi Lillie, long time since i posted here.
 Asked: 8/2/2008 I have mediastinal, retrosternum, and para-aorta lymph node mets, single in both lobes of liver, and a solitary brain met removed Oct.
 Asked: 8/2/2008 In the last year and a half since being dx with stage IV, triple negative breast cancer, I have been on a lot of drugs.
 Asked: 8/2/2008 My alkaline phosphate level decreased some after one round of Avastin and Abraxane...still elevated.
 Asked: 7/27/2008 I have asked you numerous questions. I ask because of my fear and anxiety over this disease, and what I don''t understand about it.
 Asked: 7/26/2008 I am on xeloda. Two weeks on, one week off.
 Asked: 7/26/2008 My wife was diagnosed with triple negative bc, stage 2b, metaplastic with one lymph node in 10/07.
 Asked: 7/26/2008 My mother is 69 years old with Stage IV breast cancer which was diagnosed in September of 2003.
 Asked: 7/26/2008 My mom is 67 years old, just diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, moderately differentiated, grade 2, nuclear grade II, 6 mitoses per 10 high power...
 Asked: 7/26/2008 Nov. 2006 Stage IIIB triple negative breast cancer Neoadjuvant chemo, mastectomy, radiation, and oral chemo Sept.
 Asked: 7/26/2008 Nov. 2006 Stage IIIB triple negative breast cancer Neoadjuvant chemo, mastectomy, radiation, and oral chemo Sept.
 Asked: 7/26/2008 No question, Lillie. I just wanted to thank you for all you do.
 Asked: 7/22/2008 My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at stage 4 in december 2007, Which by then had moved to her bones and spreading.
 Asked: 7/20/2008 Where is the periaorta? Mets there would cause what trouble...what symptoms?
 Asked: 7/20/2008 Can a pleural effusion ever go away?
 Asked: 7/20/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, I had asked you a few questions about my mother''s stage IV breast cancer in April 2008.
 Asked: 7/20/2008 IN a previous question, you told me a pleural effusion meant cancer sells in lungs.
 Asked: 7/20/2008 Dx Oct 07 at age 49, Metaplastic Carcinoma, triple negative tumor, Grade 3, 4.7cm, Stage IV at presentation due to one liver met and involvement...
 Asked: 7/19/2008 I''ve lost 20 pounds with my cancer.
 Asked: 7/19/2008 I would appreciate any information to help me understand mets to distant lymph nodes.
 Asked: 7/19/2008 Since discovering liver mets I''ve taken Gemzar and Carboplatin.
 Asked: 7/19/2008 I have paratracheal , mediastinal , retrosternal, and periaorta mets that showed significant increase in size and activity althoiough my liver mets stayed the same...
 Asked: 6/29/2008 Could you please explain what happens when the portal vein is affected by liver mets? If liver is starting to shut down, any idea generally...
 Asked: 6/29/2008 My mother is at stage 4, it started in the bones,liver covered with cancer, sleeps most of the time,very confused,hallusinates.we stopped treatment, she became to...
 Asked: 6/29/2008 I am presently taking Zometa and aromasin for metastatic BC to my bone.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 hi Lillie My friend and I met almost 4 years ago in a breast cancer support group after we were both diagnosed.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 In 1 and 1/2 year I''ve had Stage IIB, triple negative cancer....solitary brain met removed, 2 liver mets decreased with chemo, but new hot spots...
 Asked: 6/29/2008 My CT/Pet scan showed SUV of liver mets decreased from 14 to 4.
 Asked: 6/29/2008 Lily, does the amount of pain one has in liver and lung area reflect upon the prognosis? I have a malignant pleural effusion and extensive liver mets.
 Asked: 6/15/2008 Hi Lillie, This is a follow-up to your response regarding my status and my upcoming bone scan.
 Asked: 6/15/2008 I am a 1 1/2 yr survivor- dx 12/06, 2b, node involvment, er+ her2-.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 Hi Lily thank you again. I may have liver mets - 3 abonormailties largest being 2.5 the other two under 1 centimeter.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 Hi Lillie! Was diagnosed with Stage 2, Grade 3 BC of the right breast but opted for bilateral mast, 2/12 nodes were found to be cancerous.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 My Pet/CT scan showed suspicious, hot spots in abdomen.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 I''ve heard life expectancy two years from finding metastases.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 I feel good about my solitary brain met being sucessfully resected.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 I have mets to the liver, mediastinal lymph nodes, and abdomen.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 I am Carboplatin and Gemzar for mets in liver, abdomen, and mediastinal lymph nodes.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 Lily, I have mets to pluera, liver, and now it seems, more lymph nodes (neck and above collarbone).
 Asked: 6/14/2008 Late October 2006 diagnosed with Stage IIIB breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 If a person has primary lung cancer, the mediastinal lymph nodes are checked to see if it has metastasized there.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 I have metastases in mediastinal lymph nodes.
 Asked: 5/24/2008 Hope I''m not repeating, but last time did not seem to go through to you.
 Asked: 5/24/2008 I first had brain metastases, then liver.
 Asked: 5/17/2008 I was having left side pain that radiated around back/ rib cage in fall of 06.
 Asked: 5/17/2008 I''m a 3yr survivor, ER+,HER2+,stage 2, 3+Lymph nodes,had surgery, chemo, and radiation.
 Asked: 5/13/2008 Hi there - Have you ever heard of BC metastasizing to the lymph nodes in the abdomen? I''ve got some pain near the center line...
 Asked: 5/13/2008 If I now have mets in abdominal and chest lymph nodes what does that actually mean? Will mediastinal nodes likely progress to lungs? Could I...
 Asked: 5/13/2008 My cancer has progressed very rapidly. In one and a half years I''ve had solitary brain met with surgery and whole brain radiation.
 Asked: 5/13/2008 Lillie, I don''t mean any disrespect because you do wonderful work.
 Asked: 5/3/2008 My 70 yo mother-in-law has Stage IV BC with mets to bone only at this point.
 Asked: 4/27/2008 Dear Lillie, My orthopedic doctor told me that if breast cancer spreads to the bone, it will not go to bones below the knee or elbow.
 Asked: 4/27/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thanks a lot for your answers for my questions from last week.
 Asked: 4/27/2008 I''m wondering about reality of my prognosis.....survival...if I contine to progress in spite of chemo..I''ve had brain and liver mets back to back during treatment
 Asked: 4/27/2008 I was taking Gemzar and Carboplatin for liver mets.
 Asked: 4/27/2008 I am a 46 yr old 3yr survivor of Stage 2 (3 nodes +),ER+,HER2+ breast cancer.
 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,.....now liver metastasis and lymph node...
 Asked: 3/8/2008 MY MOTHER WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED WITH STAGE 2B IDC IN 2003,ER,PR NEG,HER-2;+3,SHE HAD 4AC THEN 4 TAXOL 3WKS.IN THE END OF 2007 SHE WAS DIAGNOSED...
 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.
 
 
 
 
 

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