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 Asked: 6/21/2006 What is the predictive value of the Nottingham grade for survival?
 Asked: 6/21/2006 My wife is 48 years old and has been battling metastatic breast cancer for 2 years.
 Asked: 6/21/2006 I am 4 yrs out of original bc dx.
 Asked: 6/21/2006 My 54 year old mother is battling metstatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/21/2006 Lillie, are there any chemo drugs available that will cross the blood brain barrier? My girlfriend has been told that they cannot give her more...
 Asked: 6/20/2006 I am sure you have been asked this many times, but I need to ask this again.
 Asked: 6/20/2006 I have arthritis as well as met.
 Asked: 6/20/2006 I had a 2cm, grade 2, er/pr +, her - (1+), one node +, dense lymphatic invasion, 12 months ago.Mastectomy, FEC chemo, Tamoxefin.
 Asked: 6/19/2006 My mother''s breast cancer spread to the liver.
 Asked: 6/19/2006 My 40 yr.old neighbor was diagnosed ~ 3 yrs.
 Asked: 6/19/2006 What role does Herceptin play in preventing or treating brain mets? Does it even travel to the brain region?
 Asked: 6/19/2006 I was diagnosed with stage 2 BC June 05.
 Asked: 6/19/2006 Just want to let you know the link for the Hortygabi paper: This article is not new, 1997, but it is interesting and gives...
 Asked: 6/16/2006 If I have a hormone receptor negative tumor, Her2neu absent, went through CMF protocol chemo in 1994, would Xeloda be effective for me 12 years...
 Asked: 6/16/2006 Apologize if this gets sent twice - hit the wrong button.
 Asked: 6/15/2006 Hi Lillie, thanks so much for this website it has been most helpful.
 Asked: 6/15/2006 There is a paper about long term survival of patients with metastatic breast cancer by Dr.
 Asked: 6/15/2006 Hi Lillie... This is my moms situation: 4 months ago she had surgery to remove a 4cm brain met.
 Asked: 6/15/2006 My aunt is battling stage 4 with mets in the bones.
 Asked: 6/15/2006 Had invasive stage 1 bc in 2004, neg nodes.
 Asked: 6/12/2006 I''m 36 yrs. old and was diagnosed on 3/27/06; IDC 1.85cm, in the 8:30 position, ER+ PR+, HER2-, Lumpectomy, SNB showed all 4 nodes negative, clean margins, Grade 1.
 Asked: 6/6/2006 I have a question, about the end of March of 06 my husband and I were moving into our new home.
 Asked: 6/6/2006 My mom has been on Herceptin for a while now for her constantly reoccuring mets.
 Asked: 6/6/2006 HI, I had bilateral masectomies with 4 AC and 4 taxotere.
 Asked: 6/6/2006 Hi, you mentioned joint pain a few questions ago: I''ve had a sore elbow for some weeks, which seems to be exacerbated by lifting; I...
 Asked: 6/6/2006 My Mom 71 yrs old, was in good health, recently has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer 5/06 to the adrenal gland, bones, liver, lymph node...
 Asked: 6/6/2006 I have mets to the lungs (after 15 years).
 Asked: 6/5/2006 How long does it typically take to see symptoms of mets in the bone and lungs from stage 1 breast cancer? Does the grade 3/3...
 Asked: 6/5/2006 I''m nearly 4 years out from diagnosis of IDC, Paget''s disease and DCIS, Stage I, neg sentinal node (0/1), grade 3 (8/9), ER+(5%), PR+(30%) Her2/neu...
 Asked: 6/5/2006 What does a metastasis to the skull look like? Does it make a lump?
 Asked: 6/1/2006 Besides a bone biopsy, what are ALL of the ways to distinguish between Paget''s disease and bone mets? Thank you..
 Asked: 6/1/2006 How do you distinguish between Paget''s Disease of the bone and bone mets from breast cancer? .
 Asked: 5/31/2006 Hi. Thank you for responding to my question (#4 on 5/30).
 Asked: 5/30/2006 How long does it take before signs of bone mets? I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/30/2006 Mother (age 70, extreme morbid obesity 330#) diagnosed w/ low-grade DCIS (L&R breasts) and infiltrating lobular carcinoma (R breast) in 6/2005.
 Asked: 5/30/2006 I have had an annoying sore spot in the area of my back lower ribs for about 10 weeks.Six weeks ago my oncologist had a...
 Asked: 5/30/2006 My mom recently had surgery to remove a 5cm tumor in her skull.
 Asked: 5/30/2006 Hello, my sister is 49 years old and was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in October of 2005.
 Asked: 5/30/2006 Is a popping or cracking noise in the chest area a possible sign of met breast cancer?
 Asked: 5/30/2006 Hello - I have bone and lung mets, am 47, still work full-time and am reasonably active but I find if I do something like...
 Asked: 5/26/2006 Why is it that the rate of recurrence is so high in the first 2 years.
 Asked: 5/26/2006 My mother was diagnosed 8 years ago with Stage IIIB bc.
 Asked: 5/26/2006 I have stage IIA breast cancer. Had chemo and radiation and I''m 3+ years out.
 Asked: 5/26/2006 Why isn''t there better screening for breast cancer? After being diagnosed with stage 1 in 2003, last Nov during my MRI the radioligist noticed an...
 Asked: 5/25/2006 Can you tell me the common sites for Breast Cancer to spread to and what symptoms to be concerned about.
 Asked: 5/25/2006 Hi there, you answered a question for me(#5 5/23/06),I have read that Whole brain radiation is only done when the patient has a life expectancy...
 Asked: 5/25/2006 44 Year old Female. 2 years ago March had IIIB infiltrating ductul carcinoma of breast.
 Asked: 5/25/2006 I am currently undergoing chemo for DCIS with lymph node involvement, had partial masectomy, radiation with 4 cycles of A/C at the same time, started...
 Asked: 5/25/2006 Diagnosed in Oct. 2004, I am stage 3c, supraclavicular node 1 cm tumor, ER/PR+, HER2+, 3 cm tumor in left breast taken by lumpectomy, no positive nodes under arm, 4 AC, 4 Taxol, radiation, arimidex and herceptin until two months ago when Gated Heart Scan went to 42 so needed to be off.
 Asked: 5/25/2006 Next month it will be four years ago that my wife was diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer (liver mets), she continues to undergo numerous...
 Asked: 5/23/2006 I had Breast cancer in 1980 with mastectomy and 16+ nodes.
 Asked: 5/23/2006 I know that survival and cure are different, but how can we be encouraged with this aspect of the disease? Is there any place where...
 Asked: 5/23/2006 My mom was diagonsed with Breast cancer in 1992 and since then she had taken chemotherapy almost 5-6 times.
 Asked: 5/23/2006 Hi Lillie..
 Asked: 5/23/2006 Hi there, my girl friend has stage 4 breast cancer with mets to her liver and brain, she was given 18months and is now thankfully...
 Asked: 5/22/2006 Thank you. I''v gone from stage 1 to stage IV in 3 years even with the stats showing it was only a 5% chance of recurrance.
 Asked: 5/22/2006 Inflammatory Breast cancer and Zeloda: I''m 58, diaogosed with IBC Jan 2001, initially treated with 4 x AC, 6 x CMF, radio at same time,...
 Asked: 5/22/2006 My daughter aged 42 was diagnosed with breast cancer six months ago.
 Asked: 5/22/2006 First, I wanted to say "thank you" for your wonderful sight.
 Asked: 5/22/2006 My mom was digonsed with Breast cancer in 1992.
 Asked: 5/22/2006 Hi, I am 40. I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carsinoma 5cm on May 2nd (2˝ weeks ago) and had a mastectomy and my lymph nodes removed the same day.
 Asked: 5/22/2006 What are recommended tests to monitor for possible mets of Lobular cancer? I understand it can spread to areas in the abdomen not typical for...
 Asked: 5/22/2006 52 yo with 5cm ILC, Grade 1, 23/23 positive nodes with axillary extension, bilateral mastectomy, 6 rounds Taxotere and Xeloda, now halfway thru 28 treatments...
 Asked: 5/18/2006 my aunt underwent mastectomy last year following Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma after a year a treatment chemo and radio ultrasound highlight a ''dark spot'' on her...
 Asked: 5/18/2006 My mother is 54 with bone mets.
 Asked: 5/18/2006 I was reading some of the questions and answers that have been posted in this section.
 Asked: 5/17/2006 If a tiny tumor (4mm) travels to the lymph nodes, does it mean it will more than likely metastasize regardless of the hormone receptors? Or...
 Asked: 5/17/2006 I am a 35 year old woman who was diagnosed with idc and dcis and lcis in my right breast.
 Asked: 5/17/2006 Hello. I have been living with Metastatic Breast Cancer for the past 8 years.
 Asked: 5/17/2006 My mother has just been diagnosed with metastic breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/16/2006 Hi. First I would like to thank you for your very thoughtful and informative web site.
 Asked: 5/16/2006 I am 57 and was diagnosed 2 years ago with stage IV breast cancer, (small lesion/left breast), and bone mets...diagnosis came after a persistant leg...
 Asked: 5/16/2006 My mother at 43 was diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/15/2006 I am a 44 year old with Stage 2,invasive ductal cancer spread to 3 lymph nodes, ER+, HER 2(3+), treated with mastectomy, radiation, and chemo.
 Asked: 5/15/2006 Was diagnosed in Oct 2002 with "aggressive, invasive breast cancer, both InSitu and DCIS.
 Asked: 5/15/2006 My question is why don''t they ever tell you a survial rate? I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at the age of 42.
 Asked: 5/15/2006 This is a scary section, is it hopeless?
 Asked: 5/14/2006 Just a little history - I have stage 1, grade 2 idc with clean margins and no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 5/13/2006 In August 2005 had lumpectomy and then reexcision for invasive ductal CA and also had DCIS.
 Asked: 5/10/2006 Inflammatory breast cancer 3 years ago. I had an ultra sound yesterday on a nodule that they said looked like a 6mm node with something surrounding it.
 Asked: 5/11/2006 My concern is I had breast cancer in 2004 with bilateral removal.
 Asked: 5/9/2006 Am I a good candidate for liver ablation/resection? I''m 43 yrs, with recurr bc and mets to the liver.
 Asked: 5/9/2006 My sister was diagnosed one year ago, late April, with breast cancer, ductal carcinoma, as stage III A, Est/Prog receptor positive.
 Asked: 5/8/2006 My 70-year old mother was diagnosed with stageIII breast cancer in Nov.
 Asked: 5/8/2006 Have you seen Evista being used to treat Stage IV BC at John Hopkins?
 Asked: 5/4/2006 Hello, I am 1.5 yr bc survivor.
 Asked: 5/4/2006 I had been dx w/ breast Ca 2A 3 yrs ago.
 Asked: 5/4/2006 What studies are currently under way at JH for women with advanced stage breast cancer?
 Asked: 5/3/2006 My mother in law passed away in February this year from mestastic breast cancer, she was 68.
 Asked: 5/3/2006 My wife is diagnosed with mets to the Liver and is devestated as was just about to undergo breast reconstruction tram flap.
 Asked: 5/3/2006 My Wife has been diagnosed with Mets to Liver on left side 55mm diameter.
 Asked: 5/3/2006 My wife recently underwent a mastectomy for DCIS with a sentinel node biopsy.
 Asked: 5/3/2006 I emailed in the past about PET scan and metastatic bone cancer w/ the original cancer being in the breast and lymph nodes.
 Asked: 5/3/2006 What does Zometa do for my bc metz to the bones?
 Asked: 5/2/2006 I have breast cancer her-2 positive. I have had a masectomy and am now on Herceptin for 2 yrs.
 Asked: 5/2/2006 Hello. I have been living with metastatic breast cancer for the past 8 years.
 Asked: 5/2/2006 I was just reading some of the questions and noticed you have a blog.
 Asked: 5/1/2006 What is the difference between brain and skull mets? Is treatment the same for both?
 Asked: 5/1/2006 I just read your recent blog on Yahoo regarding Metastatic Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 4/26/2006 My sister has invasive ductile breast cancer.

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