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 Asked: 10/22/2010 I have stage 4 breast cancer but am currently on a "chemo holiday" since a mastectomy in September.
 Asked: 10/20/2010 I have IVstage Mestatic Breast Cancer located in T9 of spine.
 Asked: 10/21/2010 Are there any trials at Hopkins for treatment of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer using Telemerase? .
 Asked: 10/18/2010 My mother''s metastatic to the bones has now moved to the bone marrow.
 Asked: 10/17/2010 dearest lilliemy mother is on tykerb anxeloda for meastatic breast cancer diagosed 3 yrs ago.she has suffered of recurent low urinary tract infection .her creatinine...
 Asked: 10/16/2010 My mother was diagnosed with Her2neu breast cancer in 2001.
 Asked: 10/16/2010 I had stage 2 breast cancer 18 years ago with no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 10/15/2010 I have heard so many stories of stage IV women, some living many many years after this diagnosis, others barely making one year.
 Asked: 10/14/2010 my question is does breast cancer often metastasize to the esophagus or bronchial tubes?
 Asked: 10/12/2010 My mom, 83 was diagnosed with stage IV BC 4 yrs ago.
 Asked: 10/12/2010 Hello,My mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago and recently she was found with a small bone met to her spine.
 Asked: 10/4/2010 I had left breast cancer 9 1/2 yrs ago - Stage 1B I had mastectomy on Dec.
 Asked: 10/2/2010 My mom is on 2000 milligrams of exolada for metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/30/2010 Hello. I wonder if you can help me.
 Asked: 9/30/2010 I have had metastasis to liver for 5 and half years.
 Asked: 9/27/2010 Can you please tell the signs and symptoms of Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis? My mom has breast cancer and now drs tell us its spread into her...
 Asked: 9/23/2010 Hi LIlli,i need to Thanks u for the quick response regarding my mother in law .i realyy appriciate what u are doing for the community.i...
 Asked: 9/23/2010 just wanted to say thank you for your quick response to my question about my sisters shortness of breath.
 Asked: 9/23/2010 I have heard conflicting reports on when risk of recurrance decreases.
 Asked: 9/22/2010 Dear Lillie, You have been a major help in helping me understand breast cancer so I can be a better husband to my wife through this.
 Asked: 9/20/2010 I know that with MBC, chemo treatments continue until they stop working, and the patient moves on to another.
 Asked: 9/20/2010 My sister-in-law has Stage IV breast cancer (Bone mets).
 Asked: 9/18/2010 Does Breast cancer metastasize to the jaw bone.
 Asked: 9/18/2010 What is so magical about Herceptin every 3 weeks while Faslodex and Zometa are given every 4 weeks.
 Asked: 9/17/2010 my sister has just been told she has metastatic breast cancer in hip and rib.
 Asked: 9/17/2010 what are percentages of false negative core biopsies of the bone?
 Asked: 9/16/2010 Hi,My spouse has just been diagnosed with MBC with mets to lung (highly ER/PR+).
 Asked: 9/16/2010 My sister had breast cancer in 2009, and it was removed.
 Asked: 9/15/2010 If one is on Tamoxifen for early stage, hormone positive, Her 2 negative cancer, and is then diagnosed with stage 4 metastasized cancer (same properties),...
 Asked: 9/13/2010 Treatment answer and request for clarification:To my previous question you answered: "The purpose of systemic treatment for stage II b breast cancer is to kill...
 Asked: 9/11/2010 A treatment question: It seems that Stage IIB is often treated with systemic chemo to preclude metastastic spread of the cancer.
 Asked: 9/11/2010 I have been experiencing worsening right leg/hip pain for the past 3 weeks or so.
 Asked: 9/9/2010 My 79 y/o father was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in Jan2010 5/15 nodes were positive after colon resection.
 Asked: 9/8/2010 Hi Lillie. I am currently on 4000mg oral xeloda.
 Asked: 9/6/2010 I have been told that no matter what stage you are when diagnosed from stage I to stage III your chances of recurrance remain at 50%.
 Asked: 9/6/2010 Lillie thank you so much. I have an original post from 8/4/10.
 Asked: 9/6/2010 My mom was diagnosed with stage 1 grade 2 hormone resceptive breast cancer and treated with arimedex for 2 years.
 Asked: 9/5/2010 my mother has mestastatic breast cancer to the bone.
 Asked: 9/5/2010 I have 6-8 nodules on my lungs that have been pretty stable on faslodex until recently.
 Asked: 8/28/2010 dearest lillie my mother has received whole brain radiation 6 months ago for brain mets diagnosed after severe headache .she is now on xeloda +tykerbshe...
 Asked: 8/27/2010 hi Lilli,my Mother inlaw was diagnosed stage 4 at the initial time of came as a shock to all of that time she...
 Asked: 8/26/2010 Lillie, you have posted a number of times that women with bone marrow mets generally have "weeks to months" but I am pleased to report...
 Asked: 8/24/2010 Liver metastasis, complete response 4 cycles Taxol+ Herceptin.Mastectomy for the primary? .
 Asked: 8/24/2010 Can you please help answer a question.
 Asked: 8/23/2010 Would hilar lymphodenapathy be indicative of metastatic breast cancer? Nearly everywhere I read, it states it has to travel to a major organ, such as...
 Asked: 8/22/2010 Hi Lillie. I have written before.
 Asked: 8/22/2010 Thank you for your very prompt response to my question regarding my 70 year old Mom.
 Asked: 8/22/2010 This is a follow up to an earlier question.
 Asked: 8/20/2010 My sister just learned that she has stage 4 Breast Cancer that has metastasized into her lungs and chest wall.
 Asked: 8/18/2010 Can cancer in the bones be missed on a bone scan? Have had trouble with the left side of the spine at the very bottom since april.
 Asked: 8/17/2010 On 7/30/10 my 70 year old mom had a bone marrow biopsy and was diagnosed with Metastatic Carcinoma in bone Marrow.
 Asked: 8/16/2010 No question just an offering of hope! I was 35 and diagnosed stage 4 right of the bat w/mets to the liver.
 Asked: 8/15/2010 I am looking for BESTS PRACTICES for number of chemo rounds.
 Asked: 8/15/2010 I have metastatic breast cancer in soft tissue of neck with lymph involvement, 4 years after masectomy and reconstruction.
 Asked: 8/4/2010 Hello. Our mom, 75, stage 3b BC dxd 7 yrs ago.
 Asked: 8/4/2010 Hi hope you can put my mind at ease with an answer to my question.
 Asked: 8/4/2010 Bone and liver mets. I have looked for months for a site like this to try to help me get my head round this thing.
 Asked: 7/31/2010 In Feb 2010 I was dx with triple neg metaplastic carcinoma and/or low-grade adeno-squamous carcinoma.
 Asked: 7/29/2010 Does metastatic bone cancer from the breast show up in routine blood tests.
 Asked: 7/26/2010 Is it possible for it to spread to both the ribs and the liver? If so what are the treatment options I had a bone scan and a liver biopsy.
 Asked: 7/23/2010 A year and a half ago I had Stage 1 breast cancer in the right breast.
 Asked: 7/22/2010 Lilly my wife is 8 months out and stable from mets to the spine and neck.
 Asked: 7/21/2010 I had a 7cm tumor in right breast 19 months ago and am stage 4 due to right hilar lymphadenopathy.
 Asked: 7/19/2010 Well, I hope I can give hope.
 Asked: 7/18/2010 I am 45 years old and female.In May 2007 I was diagnosed with breast cancer of 4.5 cm with HER2_3+ hormone receptor-negative and lymph node...
 Asked: 7/16/2010 dear lilliemy mother is taking xeloda for metastatic breast cancer along with tykerb .she started with 3000mg daily .she experienced severe swelling aand redness on...
 Asked: 7/16/2010 I''d like to know why reconstruction is not recommended for stage IV patients.
 Asked: 7/16/2010 Why do most oncologists now think screening for metastasis is not useful and the wait and see for symptoms is the general consenses?
 Asked: 7/15/2010 my step mother has extensive bone mets and two tumors in the liver one being 8.4 x6.2cm the other 2x2cm.
 Asked: 7/15/2010 My mother has metastatic breast cancer that has spread to the liver, lungs and bones.
 Asked: 7/13/2010 My mother recently underwent routine petscan after chemo/radiation therapy for stage 111 breast cancer.I should add this is one yr to date of which her...
 Asked: 7/11/2010 Dear Lillie: I was diagnosed with a recurrence in the axilla and internal mammary node in 2007, approximately 7 months after I''d finished my treatment.
 Asked: 7/11/2010 dear lilliei ve been reading about a clinical trial in MD anderson about combining tykerb(among other drugs )WITH VALPROIC ACID.I WONDER IS VALPROIC IS USED...
 Asked: 7/10/2010 dearest lillie:my mother was diagnosed with multiple brain mets one in the left temoral lobe and two in the right cerebellar hemisphere.she only suffered of...
 Asked: 7/5/2010 dear lillieis prophylactic anti-epileptic therapy recommended in brain metsthank you.
 Asked: 7/5/2010 What are the symptoms of breast cancer to the lung.
 Asked: 6/30/2010 When breast cancer spreads to just ONE other distant organ what is the most dangerous place it can spread? Is there a list of the...
 Asked: 6/30/2010 My sister was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer two months ago.
 Asked: 6/27/2010 the mets have spread only to the ribs.
 Asked: 6/27/2010 dearest lilliei wanna ask you about her-2 is it effective and if you re not a US citizen could you get the vaccin,and if...
 Asked: 6/24/2010 I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct 06, had lumpectomy, chemo (AC and Taxol), 6 weeks of radiation...then started tamoxifen, took it for a...
 Asked: 6/21/2010 I wrote in before.
 Asked: 6/17/2010 Have you heard of using Tykerb by itself for treatment of a brain met after surgery and radiation? No diseanse any where else.
 Asked: 6/17/2010 Thank you for your response. She was on a hormonal therapy for a while but how that the cancer has spread to the bone marrow they are going to treat her with CFM chemo every three weeks.
 Asked: 6/17/2010 WHAT IS THE GOLD STANDARD FOR TREATMENT OF A SINGLE BRAIN MET FROM BC? Originally diagnosed with BC 1/05.
 Asked: 6/17/2010 My mom has metastatic breast cancer which had spread to her bone after being cancer free for 20 years.
 Asked: 6/14/2010 I was diagnosed stage 4 at presentation 18 months ago, due to right hilar lymphodenapathy and a 7cm tumor in my right breast.
 Asked: 6/8/2010 Hi Lillie: I was diagnosed with multifocal, contralateral, lobular breast cancer in May 2009.
 Asked: 6/8/2010 my breast is tender on the side where cancer was should I panic almost five years out??
 Asked: 6/7/2010 My surgery for Breast Cancer was in December 2010.
 Asked: 5/30/2010 I don''t know if this is where I ask, but I am 4 years out of treatment for stage 3 breast cancer (it was quite...
 Asked: 5/28/2010 I was diagnosed w/ pre-cancer 3 years ago but being Asian and under 50 years old, the risk was thought to be low.
 Asked: 5/28/2010 If BC has metastasized to the bone how does get into your bone marrow? Is it common for this to happen?
 Asked: 5/27/2010 My wife has been battling Stage IV BC for about two years with multiple bone mets in the spine and pelvic region.
 Asked: 5/24/2010 My 38 yr old cousin has recently been dx with stage 4 Metastatic Breat cancer to the liver ( the liver has multiple lesions).
 Asked: 5/22/2010 I am the one that asked the question about PET scans false positives - for a friend, and did not give you her complete info.
 Asked: 5/21/2010 I am asking this for a friend.

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