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 Asked: 9/13/2010 I am a 65 year old women diagnosed in April 2010 with an aggressive Lobular Cancer tumor in my right breast as well as positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 9/9/2010 Hi i had breast cancer stage 2 five years ago.I did chemo ,rads,zoladex,tamoxifen.I am feeling extremely welland I want to go on with my life.Every...
 Asked: 8/23/2010 Within the past year, I''ve followed up with my general gyn as well as a breast specialist to investigate an area of lumpiness in the...
 Asked: 8/16/2010 I am have been taking Remeron, 30 miligrams and Effexor XR and take Arimidex.
 Asked: 8/9/2010 My second breast ultrasound came back abnormal.
 Asked: 8/6/2010 What about Lamictal and Breast Cancer - ER Positive, Stage I, lumpectomy, radiation - 1-1/2 years ago..
 Asked: 7/15/2010 My psychologist has recently put me on Depakote and I found an article from 2004 JOhn Hopkins that stated that there is evidence that valporic...
 Asked: 7/5/2010 Diagnosed 2005 Stage 2 Breast CA,ER+ HER2+ IDC, Grade 3, 3 nodes +,had mastectomy,chemo, herceptin, radiation, tamoxifen, now on aromasin.Postmenopausal now for 5 yrs
 Asked: 5/24/2010 Thank you for your reply about Zyprexa but I wanted to state that I am post-menopausal.
 Asked: 5/24/2010 Need to know about interaction of Zyprexa because I previously have had Stage 1 breast cancer, estrogen positive with low reoccurence due to other testing
 Asked: 5/17/2010 I just finished chemo for stage 1 cancer.
 Asked: 5/5/2010 I am a navigator seeking info on beginning a support group.
 Asked: 4/26/2010 Can Matrix Energetics help with the stress assoicated with breast cancer? or with the fatigue and swelling?
 Asked: 4/9/2010 Lillie, I was diagnosed with stage 1 grade 3 breast cancer in 2002 Er+ PR- (Her2 not known).I have finally finished all treatments, took my...
 Asked: 3/30/2010 Lillie - I met you last week at NCBC.
 Asked: 2/25/2010 I celebrated my sixth anniversary of survival this month, but still have times when I am so afraid that the cancer will come back.
 Asked: 2/14/2010 Hi Lillie! I was diagnosed with ILC at age 44 in 11/2005 and am approaching my 5 year "cancer free" anniversary.
 Asked: 2/7/2010 Hi again Lillie-I have seen several questions posted from women who worry about recurrence over time.
 Asked: 11/7/2009 I am posting under this forum because this problem has upset me greatly! I will try to be brief but it is complicated.
 Asked: 10/17/2009 Is it true that if your diagnosed ER/PR+ (which I was) that down the road you have a greater risk of reccurance? I am 3...
 Asked: 8/30/2009 Hi Lillie Diagnosed 2006 IIb chemoinduced menopause 2 y Tam I year Femmara.
 Asked: 7/19/2009 Hi. I was diagnosed with IDC (grade 1, stage 1, 1.4cm) this past May at age 49.
 Asked: 7/4/2009 Hi Lillie, thank you thank you..again , it''s never enough.
 Asked: 6/14/2009 Hi, As time moves on (diag 2006 STG 2 (1node) ER/PR+,HER- BRACA- ) finished chemo 3/2007, the fear should subside because of that 2 year...
 Asked: 6/1/2009 I don''t have a question this time, just a comment (from a "chronic" user of this wonderful site)! Thank you for all of your support and wisdom.
 Asked: 5/31/2009 hi lillie I have posted many questions to you before, and love this site.
 Asked: 5/10/2009 I''m not sure if I put this question in the right category: Is it common for people who believe in scienc-based treatment to nevertheless opt...
 Asked: 5/10/2009 I ordered your book "Stealing Second Base" and can''t wait to read it! Thank you so much for your inspiration and great help.
 Asked: 4/26/2009 Many many thanks for your help with all previous questions! I guess I ''m moving through the process of treatment...getting over the shock of diagnosis,...
 Asked: 4/12/2009 Does the worry every end? A little over 2 years out (Stage II) and I still think and worry almost everyday, is today the day it will return!
 Asked: 4/4/2009 I was not sure where to post this, so my apologies if it is in the wrong category.
 Asked: 4/4/2009 hi Lillie I am not sure where I stand exactly in terms of remission.
 Asked: 4/4/2009 Good day.I have finished all my treatment for stage 2 breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/4/2009 Thank you so much for this site.
 Asked: 3/9/2009 I am 54 years old and had a mammogram last week as just part of a well check up (I have never had any problems...
 Asked: 2/14/2009 Iím 62, was diagnosed in Oct. 2004 with stage 1, grade 3, triple negative bc.
 Asked: 2/7/2009 My 32 yr.old daughter was diagnosed with HER2neu positive breast cancer,2 yrs ago.
 Asked: 1/18/2009 I cannot find the proper title for my concerns.
 Asked: 12/27/2008 I had a bilateral tram flap for DCIS stage 0 (confined to the milk ducts) eight years ago.
 Asked: 10/4/2008 I''ve been on Arimidex for almost 4 years.
 Asked: 8/26/2008 I was diagnosed as Stage 1, ER/PR-, HER2+++, negative nodes 5-1/2 years ago.
 Asked: 6/14/2008 Hi Lillie This may sound silly.
 Asked: 5/17/2008 46 yr old, 3yr survivor, had chemo with taxol 2005.
 Asked: 4/27/2008 Dear Lillie, who in your opinion is the leading authority on triple negative breast cancer? How can I find out Thank you.
 Asked: 4/6/2008 I am having a hard time with the thought of becoming menopausal and if it is really necessary to become menopausal.
 Asked: 3/31/2008 I am 50 yo, a DES daughter, and I went for screening mammography, and found myself on the roller coaster of "80% of these are...
 Asked: 3/16/2008 Diagonsed Stage IIA ER+/PR+ HER-(1 sentinal node positive, was encased), lump,chemo,rads,armidex.
 Asked: 3/16/2008 Lillie- I have heard that you are twice a breast cancer? Can you explain how you had different hormone receptors, Her2Neu each time? If I...
 Asked: 2/17/2008 I am one year out from treatment for stage 2, well differientiated, 1.3cm tumor and one microscopic 1.75mm node.
 Asked: 2/14/2008 When does that nagging feeling that your waiting for the other shoe to drop (reccurance or met)go away.I''m a year and a 1/2 out from...
 Asked: 2/14/2008 I am single and was diagnosed IIIB breast cancer in 2004.
 Asked: 12/31/2007 I had a breast mri which showed an area that was suggestive of a fibronoma, but a particular area of it was in question.
 Asked: 11/28/2007 I have masectomy inserts and I am going to travel via airplane for the first time.
 Asked: 11/18/2007 Hi there Lillie. Many people ask me if I am in remission, and if they "got it all".
 Asked: 11/11/2007 39 y.o. diagnosed with DCIS Stage 0, 2-areas left breast, and many calcifications both breasts.
 Asked: 6/23/2007 Just finished treatment surgery, chemo and rads, will start horomonal therapy..
 Asked: 6/16/2007 I finished with treatment for HER2+ Stage 2, Grade 3 breast cancer almost a year ago.
 Asked: 6/3/2007 Since completing my treatment for Stage 2 Breast Cancer about a year ago, despite repeated admonitions during treatment from medical and radiation oncologists regarding the...
 Asked: 5/1/2007 hi Lillie, I had 8 rounds of chemo before double masectomys, and the last MRI about 2 or 3 weeks before my surgery noted about...
 Asked: 4/22/2007 I completed treatment 06/2006 for Stage 2,HER+, ER+,T1N1M0 Breast Cancer, on tamoxifen.
 Asked: 4/2/2007 I e-mailed previously, as I was a prophylactic mastectomy patient, who had a negative experience attending a BC support group.I have since obtained counselling on...
 Asked: 1/14/2007 I am six months away from surgery, three from chemo, and one from radiation; on herceptin (Fish 4.7, ER/PR negative, Stage 1a) until September 2007.
 Asked: 1/9/2007 What are the differences between cancer that has gone metastatic particularly to the bones and the bone and muscle pain caused by femara? I have...
 Asked: 12/15/2006 Thank you for this service and your recent book Navigating Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 11/28/2006 I worry a lot about breast (health in general) issues.
 Asked: 11/14/2006 Dear Lillie, Dx. 12/04 age 50, Stg 2, 1.2 cm, + sent.
 Asked: 10/30/2006 Had recent mastectomy on right breast for 0.8 (grade 2) and 0.9 (grade 1) IDC tumors.
 Asked: 10/26/2006 I just found out 2 weeks ago that I have Invasive Ductal and trying to decide on my surgery.
 Asked: 10/26/2006 Had mastectomy recently on right breast for 0.8 (grade 2) and 0.9 (grade 1) IDC tumors.
 Asked: 10/22/2006 I will complete my 8 rounds of CMF next week.
 Asked: 9/24/2006 Thank you! It is Saturday night and you are still working at your volunteer job.What a service you do.
 Asked: 9/21/2006 hi Lillie. I check this site every single day as part of my daily routine and you have answered many questions for me that have made me feel so much better.
 Asked: 9/21/2006 I was diagnosed with stage 3 cancer 3 years ago and am doing well, NED.
 Asked: 9/18/2006 I just wanted to thank this site for the positive feedback i recently received prior to having a ductogram and recent surgery where i had...
 Asked: 9/6/2006 Hello Lille, many thanks for this wonderfull forum, I have found it both educational and uplifting, my dear wife who is 50 years young has...
 Asked: 9/6/2006 Hi: I have written to you in the past, and really appreciate your quick and informative responses.
 Asked: 8/25/2006 My friend had stage 3C she went through chemo and radiation and the cancer came back she is now stage 4.
 Asked: 8/14/2006 Your service has helped me in the past and I am grateful.
 Asked: 8/1/2006 Advice...I am 34 years old, I am overweight but healthy.
 Asked: 6/28/2006 I work in an office with a woman who has had stage 4 breast cancer for several years, and had been doing very well in a clinical trial.
 Asked: 6/21/2006 Recently had mastectomy for 2 small IDC tumors - 0.8cm grade 2 and 0.9 grade 1.
 Asked: 6/1/2006 Hi Lillie, I really need your help with this one.
 Asked: 5/25/2006 I''m two weeks out of my second lumpectomy, one margin wasn''t clear on first.
 Asked: 5/23/2006 I''m not sure where this question belongs, but I am distressed so will post it here.
 Asked: 5/15/2006 You responded to my question of 5/13, question #1, stating that the chance of recurrence is higher during the first 2 years, and I''m already...
 Asked: 5/13/2006 I am a 3-year survivor of a .7mm tumor, node negative, ER/PR-, HER-2+++.
 Asked: 4/27/2006 I can''t tell you how relieved I am to find the words "post treatment syndrome" on these pages.
 Asked: 4/7/2006 Hi, I finished treatment in november, had surgery, chemo, radiotherapy for a 1.2cm grade 2 tumour, no nodes.
 Asked: 4/3/2006 Hi. I am asking this question on behalf of my wife.
 Asked: 3/30/2006 I had my lumpectomy and SNB 2 weeks ago for Stage 1 and am getting ready for radiation.
 Asked: 3/28/2006 For what types of cancer is a PET scan given? Is it reliable?
 Asked: 3/7/2006 I am 43 years old and in November I went for my first mammogram.
 Asked: 3/5/2006 I am 44 year old currently on Herceptin, had stage 2 IDC with extensive DCIS, 3 nodes+, ER+ PR+, HER2 +, mastectomy,chemo with FAC, and...
 Asked: 2/28/2006 I''m not sure if this is the correct forum for this question...last summer I had a right mastectomy for two small IDC tumors (0.8 grade...
 Asked: 2/25/2006 I apologize in advance if this is not the right category- I am currently being treated for BC stage 1 no lymph node involvment and...
 Asked: 2/22/2006 in an earlier posting, you mentioned a verse about a ship that give you comfort when you are down, it mainly said it just left...
 Asked: 2/21/2006 I just read an article on how neurologists are advocating for more breast cancer patients to ask for MRIs to check for brain tumors.
 Asked: 2/17/2006 Lilly: I am scheduled for a mastectomy and diep reconstruction on 2/22 at JH.
 Asked: 2/13/2006 I wrote you on 2/6/06, explaining that I was three-years out, but still frightened.
 Asked: 2/6/2006 My mother is 70 years old and just recently had a sonagram and it found two nodules in her right breast.

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