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 Asked: 2/14/2015 Just wanted to say thank you! You''ve answered several of my questions lately regarding a breast cancer scare.
 Asked: 1/31/2015 I started tamoxifen in Nov. 2013.
 Asked: 12/22/2014 This isn''t a question, rather a note of thanks.
 Asked: 12/11/2014 I''m 20 years old...when I was 10 yrs i got pricked by a syringe of my granny who was a uterus cancer do I...
 Asked: 12/1/2014 I heard that the man who was doing the nipple tattoos after mastectomy is no longer coming toJohns Hopkins to do the work.
 Asked: 10/26/2014 In a recent post you tell someone that they cannot have stage three breast cancer because their tumor is less than 50mm (they do have...
 Asked: 10/25/2014 When does the fear that comes with this cancer business subside? I am 43yr old female and 2.5 years out from diagnosis of stage 1a TNBC.
 Asked: 9/11/2014 I was diagnosed with low oncotype low risk 1.2 cm tumor grade 2....
 Asked: 9/3/2014 I have a 2.1 mm tumor in left breast that is stage 3 with needle aspiration confirming lymph node involvement and a precancerous cluster...
 Asked: 8/9/2014 Dear Lillie, Thank you so much for the service you provide.
 Asked: 7/12/2014 My daughter in law has triple negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/8/2014 Does prozac interfere with Letrozole (Femera) ? How about Buspar.
 Asked: 5/5/2014 Many thanks for this service! I am 8 months from double mx and on Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 4/9/2014 I recently read in Artemis that new evidence shows women with HER2- and ER+PR+ breast cancer have a greater chance of recurrence between the 5th...
 Asked: 4/6/2014 I have BC mets to bones and liver.
 Asked: 3/14/2014 I had two breast cancers...1cm, stage 1, grade 1, ER/PR+ (strong)Her2-, no LVI, node clear.....the other was .8cm, stage 1, grade 3, no LVI, ER/PR+...
 Asked: 2/27/2014 I''ve been diagnosed 3 times with breast cancer in 3 1/2 years (last time triple negative)and at times it gets to me.
 Asked: 2/11/2014 I had er+ BC diagnosed in 2002 and am Brca2+.
 Asked: 2/3/2014 Hello, I am living in Sweden, and at the age of 42 I''ve got breast cancer( last year). I have now bone met.
 Asked: 1/31/2014 I just had bilateral mastectomy with reconstructive surgery.
 Asked: 1/27/2014 the doctor advises surgery of breast, I am in self denial & find it difficult to accept - dont know how to cope with it .
 Asked: 1/25/2014 I read your site and saw you say many aggressive cancers occur within the 1st 2 years.
 Asked: 11/22/2013 Hi Lillie, Just a thank you for getting me through a recent bone scan (clear results).
 Asked: 10/31/2013 Lillie, I am five years out Stg III and I wanted to take a little time today as I try to do every once and awhile to thank you for what you do for us.
 Asked: 9/16/2013 My mind is not in my control I always thought something bad about god and if i want to stop this thoughts they again pops up...
 Asked: 9/9/2013 Hi, I am 6 days out from a left mastectomy for stage 2 5.6cm invasive lobular breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/6/2013 I have been hearing about use of ketotic (spelling?) diet for cancer and how it can supposedly starve out the cancer cells, which cannot operate...
 Asked: 9/6/2013 Hi, I have stage 3 breast cancer, just completed chemo, am starting radiation in a few weeks, and was told to start tamoxifen now.
 Asked: 9/1/2013 No Kids. Not breastfeeding. What is a white pimple like spot in the middle of my nipple. It does not bother me.
 Asked: 8/26/2013 August 4 I had a lumpectomy. I had IDC, 2 cm, grade 2, er/pr+ her2- and the sentinal node and margins were clear.
 Asked: 8/8/2013 Hi Lillie! Just wanted to touch base again as my thoughts get the best of me.
 Asked: 7/21/2013 I had an excisional biopsy on Tuesday with wire localization for a small radial scar that was an incidental finding and my surgeon told my...
 Asked: 7/15/2013 I did not know were to put this question but it seems Psychological Support would be appropriate.
 Asked: 7/14/2013 I did not know were to put this question but it seems Psychological Support would be appropriate.
 Asked: 6/14/2013 Hi Lillie! Thank you again for what you do.
 Asked: 5/24/2013 what are the chances that a woman with a 1.3 invasive hormone + grade 2 and no lymph nodes or lvi will die from their...
 Asked: 5/9/2013 Aside from having BC I am an adult survivor of childhood physical and emotional abuse.
 Asked: 2/21/2013 Hi Lillie Yesterday my daughter received her pathology report after her bilateral mastectomy of last week.
 Asked: 1/16/2013 Hi Lillie. Dx 2009 @40 Stage 1A, grade 2, no lymph nodes, no LVI.
 Asked: 1/3/2013 Hello there! I first got in touch with you folks back in 2005 when I was first dx.
 Asked: 1/2/2013 Hi Lilly, thanks for doing such a great job.
 Asked: 12/5/2012 Lillie, i feel doomed to die. I am waiting for the oncotype dx and ki67 scores and i feel awful dread feeling.
 Asked: 11/23/2012 Oops just posted a question about emotional issues and incorrectly posted my tumor info as t1n1 m1 for TNBC.
 Asked: 11/23/2012 Hi I have finished my chemo on 10/4 for TNBC t1n1m1.
 Asked: 11/12/2012 I have double mastectomy l year ago .i think my hausband fear has sex.
 Asked: 11/8/2012 This is a follow up to an earlier question on my papilloma removal where the reply read not to get too concerned and that what...
 Asked: 11/8/2012 At this point it has been 2 months, 2 mammograms, 2 ultrasound guided needle biopsies- left result is papilloma, right result isn''t back yet.
 Asked: 10/17/2012 I have looked at statistics from each stage of the disease and I am terrified.
 Asked: 10/17/2012 I am so stressed out. I have so many fears.
 Asked: 10/10/2012 Thank Ellie, you are a boon to all of us. I had a followup question.
 Asked: 9/20/2012 Hello Lillie I am the person with Trip Neg.
 Asked: 9/20/2012 Hello I have Triple Neg with lymph nodes.
 Asked: 8/22/2012 Is it possible that taking a daily 1mg Arimidex medication to "melt" a breast cancer 3.5 over three months'' time? In 2005 I had...
 Asked: 8/20/2012 Thank you. I have to rely now more and accept the serenity prayer.
 Asked: 8/16/2012 I have grade 3 with er + pr + and her 2 neg cancer with a lump that is lobular that is a big lump with interconnected 3 lobes.
 Asked: 8/4/2012 Didnyou have your breast removed after getting it sevind ime lillie?
 Asked: 8/4/2012 Braca neg on questiion 245.. Er neg/ pr neg,5mm dcis grade two..
 Asked: 8/4/2012 Mine the the question jsut before sevxond cancer 5mm dcis erneg i was braca shouod have takne them off? Not afvosed frm jhipinks...
 Asked: 6/4/2012 Hello Lillie, I''m not sure if this is the right section for this posting.
 Asked: 4/15/2012 Hi Lillie, You helped me tremendously last year in my decision regarding chemo.
 Asked: 4/12/2012 I''m not sure where to post this. I recently had my 8 yr.
 Asked: 4/4/2012 I am scheduled for my 1 year mammogram and a breast mRI.
 Asked: 2/17/2012 Hello, I had an oopherectomy and am on arimidex.
 Asked: 2/12/2012 thanks for prompt response for my 1-21- .DR.T.performed surgery on feb 10 went well as expected.what do we ask him in our first follow...
 Asked: 2/12/2012 Does being er+ have a better prognostic outcome than er- even if your unable to take tamoxifen or other similar drugs.
 Asked: 2/12/2012 Hi my dear Lillie, I was diagnosed with breast cancer July 09 Grade and stage one now on Aremidex,mastectomy. I would like to tell my story...
 Asked: 2/7/2012 I need some words of encouragement. Next month I will be going for my one year check up and I am very nervous and scared.
 Asked: 2/4/2012 I am 49 years old and had uterus cancer and breast cancer within two months of each other.
 Asked: 2/2/2012 Does Hopkins do areola and nipple tattoos? Where to go for tattooing?
 Asked: 1/21/2012 please give me info on a support group for afraid i am being a pest and ticking off your staff with all the calls.i...
 Asked: 1/11/2012 I had a breast biopsy 2 weeks ago because i had a spot on my mamogram, they didnt really seem concerned about it, but I...
 Asked: 12/4/2011 I am 68, have had multiple breast biopsies since 1997, and so far, all have been benign (but still awaiting result from last Fri biopsy)...
 Asked: 11/27/2011 Going nuts..dcis5mm clear margins...however second cancer eight years ago 63 now..did lumpecony and radiation ..both omes.
 Asked: 10/30/2011 Thank you for your support and kindness.
 Asked: 10/23/2011 Thank you for being there. I was diagnosed in July 2009 with grade, stage one breast cancer, i had an mastectomy and now on Arimidex.
 Asked: 10/21/2011 Hello Lillie. I am nearly nine years out from Stage 1 Grade 3 multifocal bc.
 Asked: 10/9/2011 I am 45 y old, I have breast cancer , I will need tamoxifen.
 Asked: 9/28/2011 Hi, I have a question regarding anti-depressants and there affect on the efficacy of Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 7/27/2011 I am 82 yrs old. I am feeling confused and sad.
 Asked: 6/28/2011 Hi Lilly, I had stage 1, grade 1, ER+95%,PR+95%,Ki-67 18% IDC breast cancer for a diagnosis Nov.
 Asked: 6/11/2011 I had previously sent you a question regarding being on tamoxifen & no side effects & wondering if it was working & you suggested doing a CYP2D6 test.
 Asked: 5/12/2011 I am 63 yrs old & was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts in Dec ''08.
 Asked: 4/4/2011 So lumectpomy instead if masec for dcis5 mm renege 5mm clear margins solid pattern with lfocl necrosis conede type seen in some grade2 plus radiation...
 Asked: 4/3/2011 Didn''t know about you ? Would it be late after radiation tom later have marching on both plusrecontrucion hatvidouo?
 Asked: 4/3/2011 What are my chances of recurrence?withnthis dcis scheduled orvrabdiation .
 Asked: 4/3/2011 What are chances of reurranceanyway? Radiation on other breast in other breat ninevyears ago what kind if reonrtuvion? Starting radiation nextvweek.
 Asked: 4/2/2011 Ok lumpectomy 5 mm dcis er neg clear margins 5 mm brca neg.
 Asked: 3/20/2011 This genetic testing. Mutipl site I dint want all this other testing with pet scans possibility second breast cancerv 5 mm er/ pr neg margins.
 Asked: 2/12/2011 Hi Lillie,I was diagnosed 12/2009 with IDC.
 Asked: 2/11/2011 I can''t thank you enough for the invaluable information and support on this site!!The wheels are in motion for a mastectomy with sentinal node biopsy...
 Asked: 2/7/2011 Lillie, on Feb. 5th I reached the end of mammo, U/S, biopsy, MRI, lumpectomy, TCx4 chemo, and 4 Neulastas.
 Asked: 1/28/2011 I''m 51 diag w/bc 6-10 & had rt mast 7-28-10 w/sent node biop.
 Asked: 1/3/2011 I hope it is ok to ask a question here as I do not have breast cancer but am at high risk.
 Asked: 12/26/2010 Last week diagnosed with Stage 2, IDC, triple negative, grade 7.
 Asked: 11/8/2010 I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to respond to my question regarding support for prophylactic bi-lateral mastectomies.
 Asked: 11/1/2010 I am prophylactic mastectomy patient, who has struggled with reconstruction.
 Asked: 10/18/2010 This is probably a strange concern but I have got the problem that whenever I read something positive, e.g.
 Asked: 10/15/2010 From time to time fear just creeps up and keeps me occupied the whole day, barely making anything else than pondering about this disease possible.
 Asked: 10/11/2010 Hi I had an excisional biopsy that revealed PASH and a radial scar.

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