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 Asked: 2/8/2009 I was diagnosed and treated in early 2007 with stage 1 IDC, 2 foci.
 Asked: 2/8/2009 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thanks as always for your forum.
 Asked: 2/8/2009 hi, thanks so much for this service.
 Asked: 2/1/2009 diagnosed with invasive lobular carcenoma march 2008 5.5cm ..
 Asked: 2/1/2009 Hello Lillie, I am 2 years out of IDC--stage 1, grade 3 ER/PR + HER2 -.
 Asked: 2/1/2009 I have stage IV breast cancer with bone mets.
 Asked: 2/1/2009 My liver mets keep progessing. My entire left lobe is cancer and much throughout right lobe.
 Asked: 2/1/2009 My 61 year old wife had a modified radical mastectomy,2 nodes involved, in 1991 followed by 6 months of CAF.
 Asked: 2/1/2009 my mother is about to switsh to tykerb ,she is taking tenormin ,stugeron and omeprazole,are any of those medications not recommended with tykerb,and if so...
 Asked: 1/31/2009 Hi Lillie, I have written a few times in the last two and a half years, I fear we are getting near the end of...
 Asked: 1/31/2009 If brain mets were present would a head CT scan done without contrast reveal them?
 Asked: 1/25/2009 Would it be possible to go back using my "Estring"? I used it for 6 years.
 Asked: 1/25/2009 what is detox ,and is it ok to do it while on chemo and where can i find more informations about nutrition facts during chemo thank you.
 Asked: 1/25/2009 dear lillie for how long should zometa be administrated in metastatic breast cancer ?
 Asked: 1/24/2009 Hi - My 58 yr old mother has stage 4 breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/24/2009 Hi, I am nine years status post infiltrating ductal carcinoma: ER-/PR+ and HER2+++...left mastectomy, 3/20 lymph nodes positive.
 Asked: 1/18/2009 Hello Dr.Shockney, Does Image Guided Radiation Therapy have any application (or is it effective) in targeting lung mets that do not respond to hormonal therapy...
 Asked: 1/18/2009 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thanks a lot for the quick reply.
 Asked: 1/17/2009 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thanks as always for your forum.
 Asked: 1/18/2009 DEAR LILLIE HOW ACTIVE IS GEMZAR AS A SINGLE AGENT IN METASTATIC BREAST CANCER WHEN COMPARED WITH A SINGLE AGENT XELODA.
 Asked: 1/17/2009 Hi Lillie, I am on abraxane and avastin.
 Asked: 1/17/2009 I was diagnosed with DCIS November, 2006, had a mastectomy in December, 2006.
 Asked: 1/12/2009 Is this considered high? CA15-3 = 216.
 Asked: 1/11/2009 I have a 2cm tumor on my hip caused from my right breast.
 Asked: 1/12/2009 I VE READ ABOUT ABNORMAL ABNORMAL GLUCOSE METABOLISM IN CANCER PATIENTS IS THERE ANNY APPLICABLE LOW CRAB DIET IN CANCER PATIENTS AND IS A ROLE...
 Asked: 1/12/2009 IS PREMEICATION WITH DIXON OR ANTI-HISTAMINES BEFORE HERCEPTIN,AND IS 2 YEARS THERAPY PREFFERED OVER ONE YEAR HERCEPTIN IN METASTATIC BREAST CANCER?
 Asked: 1/4/2009 I was diagnosed with stageIIIc breast cancer in May 2007, started 4 months chemo immediaetly, and received a radical mastectomy in December 2007 followed by...
 Asked: 1/4/2009 If liver mets progress, will liver enyzmes always elevate? Which enyzme(es)are most important to watch? Is a slight elevation of AST of concern?
 Asked: 1/4/2009 I had a fever of 100.5 before I took Tylenol.
 Asked: 1/3/2009 My wife was diagnosed with mets on both femurs, pelvis and T1.
 Asked: 1/3/2009 Dear Lillie, thank you in advance for your response and help.
 Asked: 1/3/2009 dear doctor i ve read an article about the antiangiogenetic effect of green tea ,i wonder if this was clinically confirmed and where can i...
 Asked: 1/4/2009 dearest lillie ive been browsing the clinical trials on cancer.gov there is one on zometa comparing two schedules of applications ,there was no further details...
 Asked: 12/28/2008 What tumor marker is the one to watch? (if you are looking).
 Asked: 12/28/2008 Being that I was just dx in Oct 2007 and had chemo 2007-2008.
 Asked: 12/27/2008 dear doctor iwant to ask about anti-her-2 vaccin ,is it available outside the u.s.
 Asked: 12/27/2008 Hello again and thank you in advance for your response.
 Asked: 12/20/2008 Hi, Lille, hope you are well. I read some comments from doctors at this year''s ASCO conference.
 Asked: 12/15/2008 I was dx Oct o7, Lft Brst, Stage 2/Grade 2, ER+, PR- HER2+.
 Asked: 12/15/2008 I have wwhat they think is paraneoplastic optic neuropathy.
 Asked: 12/15/2008 I''ve had cancer for 2 years. Mets to brain, liver, chest, neck.
 Asked: 12/2/2008 my question may soud unusual but i get herceptin weekly for metastatic breast cancer and somtimes i have to carry the drug with me to...
 Asked: 11/30/2008 my mother has a metastatic breast cancer to bone and lungs she is on zometa and weekly herceptin now,she usually gets a slight redness in...
 Asked: 11/30/2008 I''ve had breast cancer for a little over 2 years.
 Asked: 11/30/2008 Hi, Lille, are there any alternatives to Zometa for someone leary of ONJ? Any merit to Boniva or any of the other meds? Also, is...
 Asked: 11/30/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thank you so much for your reply to my long message from last week about my motherís condition!!!! She lives in India and...
 Asked: 11/30/2008 dear doctor lillie: thank you for this window of hope,my mother was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to bones and lung,her tumor is ER,PRnegative ,HER-2...
 Asked: 11/23/2008 I have had active cancer for over 2 years..solitary brain, liver, chest, and neck.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 I have lost nearly all my vision.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 Antibody tests were being done on my blood and/or spinal fluid.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 I understand with a paraneoplastic syndrome cancer is usually detected later....after the symptoms of the paraneoplastic situatiuon.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 what are the new drugs(approved or under study)for combination with herceptin ,and is avastin recommended to be used with herceptin without progression on herceptin alone...
 Asked: 11/23/2008 is it wise to switch from zometa to oral biphosphanate in stable status metastatic breast cancer after one year thank you.
 Asked: 11/23/2008 Hello Dr.Shockney, Thanks a lot for this forum!! Thanks a lot for answering all my previous questions!! I apologize in advance for the length of...
 Asked: 11/16/2008 Lillie, your kindness and wisdom are invaluable.
 Asked: 11/17/2008 What do you know about paraneoplastic syndromes? Especially optic neuropathy.
 Asked: 11/17/2008 WHAT IS THE ROLE OF TUMOR MARKERS IN MONITORING METASTATIC BREAST CANCER?THANK YOU.
 Asked: 11/17/2008 what kind of dental procedures MUST be avoided while on zometa,is using a drill included? thank you.
 Asked: 11/16/2008 Dear Lillie, Thank you for this service.
 Asked: 11/2/2008 What does the pain from BC bone mets feel like? I''ve had rib pain for a few months.
 Asked: 11/2/2008 Dear Lillie, I just read in another post about starting the ''2 year time out countdown'' after the completion of herceptin.
 Asked: 11/2/2008 I have been on Abraxane and Avastin since July.
 Asked: 11/2/2008 Could I have inflammatory meningitis or any kind of meningitis without a fever?
 Asked: 11/2/2008 Lille, I read in one of your responses that you have benign lung nodules.
 Asked: 11/2/2008 dear dr.shockney i would like to ask your opinion about calium/vitD SUPPLEMENTS IN METASTATIC BREAST CANCER TO BONE ,AND AT WHAT DAILY DOSAE AND SECONDLY...
 Asked: 10/26/2008 My wife was diagnosed November 2004 with breast cancer ERPR+ Her2 Neg.
 Asked: 10/27/2008 How likely would it be for BC to be metastatic (to lungs for instance) w/o node involvement? My mom recently had a mastectomy (no nodes...
 Asked: 10/26/2008 Thank you Lillie for your input. I wrote to you back in July.
 Asked: 10/26/2008 I have read that the two year mark is the first big timeline for breast cancer survivors.
 Asked: 10/26/2008 Lillie, I have recently been diagnosed with Stage IV numerous spots to the spine and base of the skull.
 Asked: 10/26/2008 HI, Lille, back again to pick your brain.
 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 breastcancer.org.
 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.
 
 
 
 
 

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