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 Asked: 2/6/2006 Next week will be 3 years since my diagnosis.
 Asked: 2/2/2006 A year ago I had lumpectomy (1.8cm tumor), lymph nodes OK.
 Asked: 1/29/2006 I had bilateral mastectomies without reconstruction 01 Dec 05.
 Asked: 1/29/2006 A "friend" at work told me she read in a medical journal that for "Stage 1 patients there is a 20% to 30% metastasis rate.
 Asked: 1/29/2006 My sister has multiple myeloma. She had her stem cell transplant at hackensack University hospital in NJ.
 Asked: 1/25/2006 I went to but not sure of the results.
 Asked: 1/19/2006 when can I say that I am 1, 2 or 3 years out from breast cancer? I started with chemo, then surgery, then radiation followed by arimidex.
 Asked: 1/17/2006 When I called JHH I was given an appointment with a three week wait.I am very grateful that such opportunities are available there.
 Asked: 1/8/2006 My wife and I are waiting for results of a core biopsy.
 Asked: 1/6/2006 I had my first mammogram at age 38, I was called back the next day for another mammogram/ulstrasound.
 Asked: 1/6/2006 Just really feeling the blues today. I had an appointment with my onc.
 Asked: 1/3/2006 Hi, I am a HS student. I have been researching breast cancer for about 3 years now.
 Asked: 1/2/2006 I have upcoming surgery for a mastectomy and reconstruction.
 Asked: 1/2/2006 I am planning to have a simple mastectomy and diep reconstruction.
 Asked: 12/26/2005 Scared stiff! I think that would adequately explain the situation.
 Asked: 12/26/2005 I am 34 years old- white virgin female.My weight is 52kg.
 Asked: 12/19/2005 At what point does one become a BC survivor? Also, at what point does a persons risk of recurrence go down? .
 Asked: 12/16/2005 After all treatments are done, what does a person who has been treated for BC look out for?
 Asked: 12/11/2005 I was diagnosed in April with invasive ductal, stage IIA, I think.
 Asked: 12/11/2005 52 years old. Had bilateral mastectomies with a complete axillary dissection on the left side 4 days ago.
 Asked: 12/6/2005 I am really having a rough time, lately.
 Asked: 12/1/2005 I have recently been diagnosed with DCIS Insitu and invasive DCIS.
 Asked: 11/30/2005 Mother 62 postmenopausal, 1.8cm lump removed, grade 3 (although oncolgist mentioned that on further path testing cells were more medium), lump had no bad features,...
 Asked: 11/30/2005 Two years ago I had was diagnosed with IDC and LDC and had a mastectomy.
 Asked: 11/17/2005 After 5 years post-treatment for stage IIIa bilateral breast cancer, I asked my new (I moved) oncologist if we could change my visits to 1x/year,...
 Asked: 11/9/2005 I am scheduled to have an oophorectomy this month, what are all of the symptoms I could expect after the surgery.
 Asked: 11/4/2005 My friend is undergoing her 1st bout of BC.
 Asked: 11/2/2005 my best friend was diag.w/b.c.4 yrs ago bones spot on lung & liver now bone marrow partially imobilized by lg tumor on spine neuro.damage...
 Asked: 11/2/2005 I had a right mastectomy in June for two small tumors (0.8 grade 2 and 0.9 grade 1) node negative, no lymphatic invasion.
 Asked: 11/1/2005 My good friend has Stage 3. I stay with her when I can so I observe a lot.
 Asked: 10/19/2005 I had my last chemo treatment in June of this year and my last radiation in August.
 Asked: 10/19/2005 I am 66 yrs. old.
 Asked: 9/12/2005 Help! I have just read yet two more stories of Stage 1 cancers becoming stage 4 overnight.
 Asked: 9/10/2005 I was diagnosed in March with Stage 1 Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 9/8/2005 Please, can you give some suggestions on how to get over losing a very dear loved one from metastatic breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/4/2005 I have Metastatic breast cancer which I have been battling for 5 years.
 Asked: 9/2/2005 I am Stage 1 NED 3 years out and a medical worker.
 Asked: 8/14/2005 Hi,I found a lump in my left breast near nipple monday.
 Asked: 8/8/2005 I seem to be getting depressed. I''v been out of treatment and on tamoxifen for 5 months.
 Asked: 8/3/2005 do u charge for asking questions?
 Asked: 7/28/2005 Six years ago I was diagnosed with Stage iiiA cancer, 5.5cm, massive lymph node involvement and extensive lymphovascular invasion.
 Asked: 7/7/2005 In late September 2004 I was diagnosed with aggressive Stage 1, Grade 3 BC.
 Asked: 7/3/2005 Hi. My breast cancer is ER/PR positive.
 Asked: 7/1/2005 I recently had an abnormal screening mammogram that resulted with suspicious microcaclifications and that stereotactic biopsy is recommended, birads category IV
 Asked: 6/28/2005 a very dear family memeber has stage IV and the dr.
 Asked: 6/10/2005 Thank you for the very meaningful psychological support you provided by simply acknowledging my concern about being HER2+++ and treated without Herceptin
 Asked: 6/9/2005 I''ve read as much as I can find about the recent ASCO/Herceptin issue, including the Artemis article.
 Asked: 6/3/2005 post breast cancer treatment--is it unusal to have an ache or pain and then once you have it--you imagine it getting worse and worse until...
 Asked: 5/26/2005 I have just been diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
 Asked: 5/13/2005 I''ve all but lost faith in the breast cancer screening process.
 Asked: 5/8/2005 what are the chances of a reoccurence of a second cancer with having dcis and a mastectomy?
 Asked: 5/4/2005 My mother has just been found to have metastasized cancer cells in liver, lungs and bone including spine, and two weeks ago had brain surgery...
 Asked: 02/15/2005 The simulation for my boost treatments was done today after my regular treatment.
 Asked: 04/21/2005 I have been treated for breast cancer twice.
 Asked: 02/24/2005 I''m in my 30s, and I had a duct excision that revealed benign pathology last April, after 2 months of bloody nipple discharge.
 Asked: 02/16/2005 How do you deal with post treatment syndrome?
 Asked: 01/05/2005 I''m 18, and I''ve had lopsided breast since I was 13.
 Asked: 04/15/2005 I don''t have a question. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your advice and guidance through this difficult time.
 Asked: 02/05/2005 I recently finished chemo and radiation. My hair is about 1 inch long and I hope the color will continue to change to my normal black hair.
 Asked: 02/20/2005 When do you start counting your survival from? Is it the day I first found the lump? The day of surgery? Or the day treatment...
 Asked: 03/22/2005 i discovered last wed night my right breast was sore i began to give myself a breast examination and noticed where the pain was a...
 Asked: 01/14/2005 I had a mamogram done this morning on my right breast because it was red, swollen, and tender.
 Asked: 03/30/2005 I had a lumpectomy & SNB with 5 nodes removed 14 months ago.
 Asked: 01/03/2005 Three months ago, at age 46, I was diagnosed with intraductal papillomatosis and had surgery to remove the affected milk duct.
 Asked: 01/16/2005 I am currently being treated for breast cancer.
 Asked: 01/04/2005 How do you get over the fear of recurrance? It seems to be stopping me from initiating reconstruction.
 Asked: 01/14/2005 I had a mamogram done this morning on my right breast because it was red, swollen, and tender.
 Asked: 01/24/2005 I am 26 years old, in the last year i have lost approximately 35 lb, cutting calories only, no exercising.
 Asked: 11/29/2004 What should I reveal to my boss once I return to work if I am still undergoing treatment? Do I ask for reasonable accommodations?
 Asked: 11/29/2004 Out of no where I felt a little pain on the left side right beside my left nipple.
 Asked: 11/29/2004 I am 17 years old and for a short while my breasts have grown so big that i can''t wear my ususal clothes.I don''t want...
 Asked: 11/16/2004 My mother was diagnosed with an advanced breast cancer in May.
 Asked: 10/25/2004 I suspect that I have IBC,perhaps as a matastasis from cervical cancer or from having chronic HCV.
 Asked: 09/27/2004 I just want to make sure my plan of action sounds like a good one.
 Asked: 09/01/2004 I am a breast cancer survivor. I''ve been through it all.
 Asked: 08/19/2004 How can I make my breast bigger? I don''t want fake ones I just want them 2 be natural.
 Asked: 08/18/2004 While I was in the hospital having a mastectomy and during chemo, I discovered that my husband solicited an affair.
 Asked: 08/17/2004 How can I cope with the loss of my breast and self image? Since my surgery in December 2003 I will not allow nyone to...
 Asked: 07/27/2004 I am a 50 year old women with BC. My doctor recently switched me from Tamoxifen to Femara.
 Asked: 07/26/2004 Sir: You don''t really have a category that I can address, however, I read where 75% of Oncologists themselves would refuse chemo.
 Asked: 07/01/2004 I will have my last CMF otheraphy treatment in less than 2 weeks and Iam really quit sad about it.
 Asked: 06/11/2004 I have been feeling a dull pain in my upper abdomen on the right side for about 2 months now.
 Asked: 04/19/2004 I am 51 yo. Had invasive lobular breast ca--mamogram showed microcalcifications.
 Asked: 04/12/2004 hi my name is candace i''m 14 years old i was wondering if your mother has a small breast size does that mean that you will to.
 Asked: 02/27/2004 I just had my 1st mamogram at age 35.
 Asked: 02/27/2004 First, thanks for all your help from all of us! - Due to my fibrocystic breasts I asked for a mammogram about 4 y ago.
 Asked: 01/22/2004 I had a tram flap procedure done after I tore loose a muscle in my chest and a breast implant slid.
 Asked: 01/20/2004 I had a TRAM flap procedure in DEC 1998.
 Asked: 12/15/2003 I''ve had breast cancer three times..2 different types all of my right breast.
 Asked: 10/20/2003 On September 17, 2003 I had a needle localization biopsy with lumpectomy on my left breast, as a follow up to a stereotactic biopsy which...
 Asked: 08/28/2003 I had Breast Cancer in Aug.2000. I have had alot of medical problems.
 Asked: 08/28/2003 I started taking Tamoxifen 3 weeks ago following chemotherapy and radiation for node -ve estrogen receptor positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 08/07/2003 I have lost a father and brother to aneurysms, and ever since I seem to turn little things into big things.
 Asked: 07/30/2003 I have been on Tamoxifen for three years and am noticing some weight loss and hair thinning.
 Asked: 06/22/2003 I finished chemo for BC 2 years ago.
 Asked: 06/19/2003 I get these large lumps filled with pus which are extremely painful on my axillas and groin area, constantly, I am tired of taking antibiotics...
 Asked: 06/16/2003 I am a hospice nurse with a breast cancer patient who would like to donate her body for breast cancer research.
 Asked: 06/16/2003 I have liver cancer along with colon cancer.

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