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 Asked: 8/27/2007 In 9/06 was diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 My wife, who is 43, was diagnosed with BC 7 years ago (HER2/Neu Positive).
 Asked: 8/27/2007 Could you please describe what skin mets look like? I have some red bumps that come and go in different parts of my body, including my chest.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 I have just been diag.with mets to lung, and possibly spine?My orig.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 I am 51 year old dx with Stage 2 BC in Oct.
 Asked: 8/27/2007 How long can people live w/ascites? Should doctors pick up on ascities and treat w/other than draining it? Is mental confusion a sign of end...
 Asked: 8/25/2007 I have malignant pleural effusion in my left lung.
 Asked: 8/20/2007 I was diagnosed with lobular bc in 1996 and again in 2005.
 Asked: 8/13/2007 I just wrote to you in a different category, but have one other question.
 Asked: 7/19/2007 My doctor relies completely on blood work results and how I am feeling to determine if I have a recurrence.
 Asked: 7/19/2007 A friend recently diagnosed with stage 4 after an original Stage II three years ago.
 Asked: 7/1/2007 My 38 year old sister-in-law was recently diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/23/2007 Please tell us what you know about highdose chemo and autologous stem cell transplant for stage IV breast cancer patients.
 Asked: 6/23/2007 Hi Lillie, My 35 yo sister, stage III Invasive DC, 6.5 cm tumor with lymph node involvement, Her2 (-), ER/PR (-), no genetic factors (had the testing).
 Asked: 6/23/2007 How often should we be checked up for Vertebrea Metastas-consiquence of breast cancer-? How recent is the medecine Ibondronat? After the radiotherapy on sacrum, a...
 Asked: 6/22/2007 My wife age 50 yr was diagnosed 1 year ago with 2cm tumor had lumpectomy with neg nodes and triple receptor neg....
 Asked: 6/15/2007 Lillie, Mother, 70, bc since 2000. mets followed with lobectomy 2002, crainiotomy 2004, lung, nephrectomy, liver August 2006, three brain tumors (one where she had craineiotmy in 2004) and lungs again April 2007.
 Asked: 6/5/2007 My mother''s breast cancer has moved to her liver.
 Asked: 6/3/2007 My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 4 1/2 years ago.
 Asked: 6/3/2007 After four years my wife''s breast cancer has metastasized to the bones.
 Asked: 5/16/2007 With Elizabeth Edwards in the news re: her metasized breast cancer into her bones, I know it has been said the cancer can be treated,...
 Asked: 5/16/2007 Lillie, i''ve written before. Mother, 70, bc since 2000.
 Asked: 5/14/2007 Cousin dx in 2003 w/bc. 7 pos in liver..can you pls educate me on the survival rate of HR- cancer patients? Chemo is working...and I know that the mission is to treat it like a chronic disease...but what is the average length of time that cancer can be held at bay? She''s been fighting numerous infections of late.
 Asked: 5/3/2007 My MIL was dianosed w/breast cancer 5yrs ago.
 Asked: 5/3/2007 I wrote before, 72 yo mother with bc metastasis since ''96, plueral, bone, lumps off and on the body, now in liver and stomach.
 Asked: 5/1/2007 My mom (51) was diagnosed in May 2004 with breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 Dear Lillie, My SIS-In-LAW was diagnosed with Metatstatic breast cancer and treated in May 2006.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 My wife had a mastectomy with reconstruction after a DCIS diagnosis in 2002.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 Are hormonals drugs such as Femara effective treaments for mestastatic breast cancer in the bone marrow?
 Asked: 4/22/2007 I am 33 yrs old had 9cm tumor removed in radical mastectomy operation.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 I have had Stage IV breast cancer for the last 7 years with extensive metastatic bone involvement.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 How are brain metastasis treated? What is the difference between sterotatic radiation and the gamma knife? I thought that gamma knife trreatment was the gold...
 Asked: 4/22/2007 My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 years ago when she was 79 years old, 4 positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 4/22/2007 If breast cancer metastisizes to the bone, is it usually in the trunk area (like, the spine, hip, ribs) as opposed to bones that are...
 Asked: 4/7/2007 I am BC patient post chemo doing avastin every two weeks and hormonal therapy - femara daily.
 Asked: 4/7/2007 My 70 year old mother has infiltrating lobular carcinoma Stage IV.
 Asked: 4/3/2007 I had stage3A IDC 1 1/2 years ago.
 Asked: 4/3/2007 Sister diagnosed with bc 7 years ago- had masectomey and red devil chemo treatment.
 Asked: 4/3/2007 my mother, 72, has been living with BC for about 22 years.
 Asked: 3/24/2007 A breast MRI showed a suspicious nodule in the right middle lobe of the lung, and a followup CT showed a 7 mm single pulmonary nodule.
 Asked: 3/19/2007 I have had a twitching eyelid for about a week now.
 Asked: 1/29/2007 Recently had a double mastectomy w/4 months of chemo adrymiocn/cytol and taxlo(two more to go) the trial drug Avastin and then hormonal treatment.
 Asked: 1/28/2007 My dear aunt Stage 4 for about 3 years now on Doxil once a month.
 Asked: 1/29/2007 Dear Lillie, I had a 3cm metastatic lesion to my brain after 2 yrs remission.
 Asked: 1/28/2007 Dear Johns Hopkins Metastatic Expert, My mom, in her 60''s had invasive breast cancer ductal & spread into entire left breast in 2003 & estrogen...
 Asked: 1/29/2007 I was diagnosed in September of 02 with infultrating ductal carcinoma in my right breast.
 Asked: 1/21/2007 Hi. Post mastectomy with immediate LD recon.
 Asked: 1/21/2007 44 yr old wife w/mets to liver.....suspicious spot on lung HRneg...I know stats are just stats, but what would life expectancy be.
 Asked: 1/17/2007 My friend is at India and has developed breast cancer grade -II in dec2004 and undergone MRM and also chemotherapy and Radiation but she developed...
 Asked: 1/15/2007 Re: breast ca. mets to cervix--My mother is 72 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, with mets to the bones in 1994.
 Asked: 1/15/2007 53 yo who had IDC Stage IIa in 2000 with lumpectomy,chemo,radiation and tamoxifen.
 Asked: 1/14/2007 I am 51 yr old and diagnosed with Stage III IDC tumor 4cm with lymph node involvement on Nov.
 Asked: 1/9/2007 Hi, I am 45 years old and was diagnosed with stage 1 neg invasive ductal carsinoma breast cancer 5 years ago.
 Asked: 1/7/2007 sister in law 40yrsbreast cancer with lung mets skull mets and brain mets vomiting headaches poor balance today had fall confusion taken into hosp what...
 Asked: 1/9/2007 Hello. I was diagnosed 1/06 with invasive ductal carcinoma at age 38, node neg, 2.8cm plus additional DCIS throughout breast.
 Asked: 1/8/2007 My wife''s breast cancer was discovered to be metatstatic in late 2005, original surgery was late 2001.
 Asked: 1/8/2007 Hi Lillie,My SIL was diagnosed with CARCINOMA LEFT BREST less than 2 years ago.
 Asked: 1/8/2007 I am Stage IV Breast Cancer survivor; however, there are tumors in my liver (which have shrunk but now have increased one millimeter - tiny).
 Asked: 1/4/2007 Stage IV 3 years with mets throughout body, on Xeloda but onc wants switch to Doxil.
 Asked: 1/4/2007 I was diagnosed in 1991 with inflitrating duct carcinoma (two focei) and multifocal intraductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 1/2/2007 In June, 2006 my husband''s aunt was diagnosed with MBC to her brain as well as additional spots to her bones throughout her skeleton and...
 Asked: 12/20/2006 In 2002, my wife was diagnosed with Polycythemia Vera with anemia and breast cancer within several weeks.
 Asked: 12/15/2006 Howlong does the average person last with Metastatic breast cancer to the bones? Cancer is located in Sacrum now has moved over the the left.
 Asked: 12/15/2006 First thank you for all of the wonderful information you dispense.
 Asked: 12/15/2006 Hello, I am a 40 year-old female.
 Asked: 12/15/2006 My daughter (37) has just told us she has metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/13/2006 This is not really a question as much as just a statement, we have been watching my mother in law just wither away since the...
 Asked: 12/13/2006 Could you discuss tumor markers and what use they serve? Also needing to know what "tumor fever" refers to.
 Asked: 12/13/2006 I have been told to try Femara after bone mets have been noticed.
 Asked: 12/13/2006 My doctors have been "watching" my liver for years (since dx of bc).
 Asked: 12/13/2006 Lillie, my mother (62) has metastatic bc, she was diagnosed with primary 4 years ago and had lumpectomy, chemo and radiation.
 Asked: 11/29/2006 hi Lillie, if I had micromets in 1 node after after surgery, is that what determines my risk of distant mets, or if it was...
 Asked: 11/28/2006 Thank you Lillie. I and my family have learned so much from you.
 Asked: 11/28/2006 Are we surviving longer than 18 mos.
 Asked: 11/28/2006 My cousin had a lumpectomy with snb 11/2006.
 Asked: 11/28/2006 My wife (54) had lumpectomy and limph gland removal 9 years ago.
 Asked: 11/27/2006 My Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer (3+cc lump, and one lymphnode) in January of this year.
 Asked: 11/27/2006 76 year old mom in law had left breast mastectomy in 2005 due to a 3 cm mixed infiltrating intralobular and intraductal breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/22/2006 Not sure where to put this... 4 years'' ago today (11/22) I was diagnosed with bc.
 Asked: 11/20/2006 My mother has stage IV breast cancer which had spread to her bones, spinal bones, lungs and liver.
 Asked: 11/20/2006 My mom had a lumpectomy, axially disection, followed by chemo and radiation.
 Asked: 11/19/2006 My mom is 71 yrs old. She was first diagonised in May''00.We were told it was caught VERY early,she had a lumpectomy & then Adriamycin & Cytoxan q 3 wks 4 txs 6/00-8/00& radiation & took Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 11/16/2006 Lille, I have written several times about my mother who in the past has had mets to lung and brain.
 Asked: 11/15/2006 Is a portacath necessary to receive Avastin? Is it recommended?
 Asked: 11/15/2006 Thanks for answering my earlier question. My mother is 71 years old and we have taken a second opinion wherein they have suggested cyclopat with a combination drug.
 Asked: 11/15/2006 I was diagnosed with ductual breast cancer in 2001.
 Asked: 11/14/2006 My mom has breast cancer, underwent a lumpectomy and axillary disection.
 Asked: 11/14/2006 My mother was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to her liver and right lung in June 2006.
 Asked: 11/14/2006 This is a question regarding the care I''m currently getting for metastic breast cancer in my bones.
 Asked: 11/14/2006 I have had an consistent ache in the lower back rib area for 6 months which mostly bothers me at night.In March I had a...
 Asked: 11/14/2006 my question was number 1 on 11/13/06 what is the best treatment that will stop the disease on brain mets.
 Asked: 11/13/2006 my mom had inflammatory breast cancer in 1999 since has had the disease reoccur in her perodic gland, jawbone, ribs,hips, spine and in 2004 she...
 Asked: 11/13/2006 18 months ago my cousin in England had a tumor on the upper arm bone, which was discovered when the arm broke, this turned out...
 Asked: 11/11/2006 I have metastatic breast cancer (Nuclear Grade II) with bone metastasis only, estrogen and progesterone positive, HER2 negative with no lymph node or soft tissue...
 Asked: 11/8/2006 HI Lillie, my friend with Bc with mets to liver and brain has blood clots in her lungs, loosing bladder/bowel control she is up to...
 Asked: 11/8/2006 Hello - I have bone and lung mets and have recently finished Femara, tried Aromasin for 6 weeks but it didn''t bring my cancer markers...

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