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 Asked: 10/25/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thanks for the reply in super-sonic proportion!!!!!!!! In your response to my long message about my mother, you said: "her body has to...
 Asked: 10/25/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thank your time and this wonderful forum.
 Asked: 10/25/2008 Hi Lillie: My sister in Canada has stage III breast CA with new metastasis to bone [seen on recent CT scan.] Her scan reads "healing...
 Asked: 10/25/2008 Hi ~ my sister has stage 3 triple neg breast cancer and is BRCA-1 postive.
 Asked: 10/25/2008 I have gained back the 20 pounds I lost earlier.
 Asked: 10/25/2008 Dx Lft BC 10/07, Had Chemo 4 rnds Toxatere/Carboplatin (had AML in 81 had BMT).
 Asked: 10/25/2008 my mother has been diagnosed with MBC to bone and lung ,she is ER,PR neg HER-2 +3 .SHE COMPLETED 12 CYCLES OF NAVVELBINE with 9...
 Asked: 10/25/2008 I am currently on Abraxane and Avastin....scanned after one complete cycle.
 Asked: 10/25/2008 I often read the posts on
 Asked: 10/25/2008 I am currently being treated for met breast cancer to the spine and one rib, with Zometa and Faslodex (monthly).
 Asked: 10/19/2008 Hi, Lille, I was curious about the vaccine trial at JH.
 Asked: 10/19/2008 i''m two years post dx of stage 3a IDC, had 4 AC, 1 Taxol (severe reaction), bilateral mast., 12+ nodes, but no mets.
 Asked: 10/19/2008 Hi, Lille, I understand Dr. Emens is doing vaccine trials.
 Asked: 10/19/2008 dear doctor is herceptin more recommended weekly than every 3 weeks in metastatic breast cancer,AND FOR HOW LONG SHOULD HERCEPTIN AND ZOMETA BE GIVEN AFTER...
 Asked: 10/18/2008 Hello, Lillie. You''ve answered questions for me numerous times and I appreciate your candor and expertise.
 Asked: 10/18/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thank you so much for a wonderful forum.
 Asked: 10/11/2008 Regarding my tumor marker question. Left Breas Stage2/Grade2 ER+/PR- HER2+ Did chemo Toxatere/Carboplatin 4 rounds 12/07-2/08 (Had AML in 1981 and had total body radiation.
 Asked: 10/11/2008 I can''t hear very well due to whole brain radiation late effects...I think.
 Asked: 10/11/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thank you so much for such a valuable forum and your time!!
 Asked: 10/11/2008 Hi Lillie, I have malignant pleural effusion among other mets.
 Asked: 10/10/2008 My tumor marker is 2.8 (the range is 2.5) should I be concerned.
 Asked: 10/6/2008 Other than plueral effusion, what are the other effects of lung metastasis? How are they manifested in symptoms?
 Asked: 10/4/2008 I am on Abraxane and Avastin..........3 cycles so far.
 Asked: 10/4/2008 I''ve read that the liver can fail from a mass growing or from infiltration? What exactly is infiltration? Does it just grow throughout liver, not...
 Asked: 10/4/2008 Is the portahepatus inside or outside the liver?
 Asked: 10/4/2008 My last scan showed that my lymph node metastases in mediastinal and paratracheal nodes had decreased 50% or less.
 Asked: 10/3/2008 I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma 4 years ago AFTER a prophalatic bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 9/27/2008 My friend has a very aggressive cancer.
 Asked: 9/27/2008 Iím sorry if this is too long, but I want you to look at my history and my new scan.
 Asked: 9/10/2008 Dx IIB BC, 2.3 cetimeters, Micro metastasis to 1 Sentinal node in 2/04 in AZ.
 Asked: 9/7/2008 Hello Lillie,in the last 6 months, I''ve been on arimidex and recently xeloda.
 Asked: 8/24/2008 Hi Lillie, I have a pleural effusion, liver mets and lymph nodes in neck.
 Asked: 8/23/2008 I am a 42 year old male and was diagnosed with Stage IIA breast cancer.
 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.

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