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 Asked: 11/13/2017 What are tumour markers? I have read so much about them but no one has ever mentioned them to us? My wife has breast cancer mets to liver and spine.
 Asked: 11/7/2017 Lillie, I just asked the previous question about my pathology report after seeing your references to the 2 mm margin on this resource - remembering that...
 Asked: 11/7/2017 My sister was diagnosed with Triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma she is 38 years old.
 Asked: 11/5/2017 Lillie can you tell me what this means: (thank you) Right nipple sparing mastectomy: Invasive Carcinoma: Ductal with prominent stromal lymphocytic infiltrate Size: Microscopic measurement 0.6 cm Histologic Grade:...
 Asked: 11/2/2017 Is a woman with an ER/PR positive and HER2 positive path report still a good candidate for hormone therapy? I had a margins re-excision and...
 Asked: 11/1/2017 Hi Lillie, A woman with a TNBC early stage 1 or 2 with one node micro mets who had mastectomy for a 5.5 cm...
 Asked: 10/31/2017 RE: early 70s woman question: Grade II/III Having a hard time convincing this patient that she should get a second opinion.
 Asked: 10/31/2017 Early 70s woman, diagnosed with 1.0 cm invasive ductal carcinoma without clear margins (multiple foci of DCIS), ER/PR+, HER2-.
 Asked: 10/30/2017 Hi Lillie, I literaly cannot thank you enough for your support over the past few months.
 Asked: 10/29/2017 Does ER/PR negative(her2 not tested for) DCIS have a similar recurrence pattern as TNBC? That most recur in the first 2 yrs? Or...
 Asked: 10/29/2017 What is the likelyhoid of reoccurrence then of treated stage 1 tnbc 3.5 yrs out?
 Asked: 10/28/2017 I read women posting reoccurrence of TNBC, stage 1-3, treated come back in 4.5, 6, 7, 10 yrs.
 Asked: 10/21/2017 I am to have my expander out and silicone put in my breast on Oct.
 Asked: 10/20/2017 Are DCIS stage 0 tumors tested for HER2 status? Diagnosis of stage 0 DCIS grade 3 negative ER/PR.
 Asked: 10/20/2017 For how long after lumpectomy and radiation should I continue to see the doctors for follow ups?(radiologist,surgeon,oncologist) Is there a standard of care for...
 Asked: 10/20/2017 Invasive Lobular Carcinoma in left breast, stage IIb, grade 2, T3N0M0, HER2 negative (1+), ER/PR 100% positive, MammaPrint Low Risk.
 Asked: 10/16/2017 In Dec 2015 I had a right mastectomy for Stage 1 IDC.
 Asked: 10/13/2017 My mother who is 60 years old was diagnosed with a stage 2A breast cancer 1 and half years ago.she had a mastectomy and chemotherapy...
 Asked: 10/9/2017 I had a fna biopsy done in april 2017 for a cyst the cyst disappeared and now it''s back after six months it was...
 Asked: 10/8/2017 How does STANDARD OF CARE change? What organization decides and how often does it change? Is there a fixed period of time that this is...
 Asked: 10/5/2017 I am a breast cancer survivor who is providing patient support for a woman in her early 70s who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/5/2017 Had dense dose AC x 4 and dose dense paclitaxel x 4.
 Asked: 10/4/2017 JUst went to breast surgeon with stage I or 2a IDC and was told that even if I want a double mastectomy I still would...
 Asked: 10/4/2017 What the heck... I just read, TNBC reoccurs anytime.
 Asked: 10/2/2017 I''m 62. Was diagnosed with IBC-tumor 3cm, Her2-, ERPR+ - waiting on Oncotype results.
 Asked: 10/2/2017 I am concerned with the answer you gave to the person with ILC 3.9 cm who was ER+PR+Her2 negative, sentinel node benign.
 Asked: 9/28/2017 Hello, I have been diagnosed with ILC, lumpectomy 3.9sm diameter, sentinel node benign.
 Asked: 9/27/2017 My 38 yr old daughter has been told she has a phyllotes tumor in her breast.Scheduled surgery is 10/11/17.Reading different data on chances it''s malignant.We...
 Asked: 9/18/2017 Hi Lillie, you have helped so much in the past when it has come to my mom and her breast cancer, for that I will be eternally grateful.
 Asked: 9/17/2017 Hi Lillie, just wondering. My mom finished her radiation on August 30th.
 Asked: 9/17/2017 I cpmpleted 33 rounds of radiation on JUne30 (bi-lateral, stage III--had chemo in th winter, 2 lumpectomy surgeries and lymphnode panel removed from left side)...
 Asked: 9/13/2017 37 months out from chemo treated Stage 1 TNBC.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 Hello Lillie - I am 7 years out Stage 1a (chemo,rad,lump,AI''s) er/pr+ her2-.
 Asked: 9/11/2017 Hello, I have been diagnosed with myxoid fibroednoma.I am 37 year old woman.
 Asked: 9/9/2017 Hi lilie I was diagnosed 3 years ago with er pr positive her2 neg stage 1 grade 1breast cancer. I was 36 yrs old and I...
 Asked: 9/8/2017 I had a lumpectomy on Aug.25th with sentinel lymph node removal.
 Asked: 9/8/2017 I am a Stage 3 BC survivor.
 Asked: 9/7/2017 Hi I had previously asked a question but I believe it wound up in the wrong area.
 Asked: 9/6/2017 I was diagnosed with ER/PR (highly positive) invasive ductal BC in the right breast 11/16 with ductal & lobular features-marker index 15%-Onco score was 18-I...
 Asked: 8/31/2017 Hi, I''ve had a lumpectomy for stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/27/2017 Hello, my 78 yr old mother had a clean mammogram last year, and this year was just diagnosed with a 7cm invasive ductal carcinoma grade 3, TNM 9.
 Asked: 8/24/2017 Hi! Thank you so much for this forum, and many thanks in advance for your guidance.
 Asked: 8/22/2017 Hello, Iím a 40 years woman and I write from Italy.
 Asked: 8/15/2017 A dear friend in Maryland has been diagnosed with Left invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 8/17/2017 Hello, I am in treatment for stage 2A mucinous carcinoma, ER positive/PR positive, HER2 negative, lymph node negative.
 Asked: 8/10/2017 Had mammogram and ultrasound in Feb due to finding on report, result was an ovoid partially circumscribed and partially obscured mass measuring 6mm located around...
 Asked: 8/8/2017 I had a 3D mammogram and ultrasound last week and the 3D mammo showed an area where the tissue "looked different" than the rest of the breast tissue.
 Asked: 8/6/2017 Hi again Thank you so much for replying I have another question If I take no cures, no chemo no radio, for how long i...
 Asked: 8/5/2017 Hi I have IDC grade 3 stage 2 Tumor size 3.3cm ER- PR- HER- I had a lumpectomy and No lymph invasion identified and lymph nodes are free...
 Asked: 8/5/2017 Two years out: Stage 1 Grade 2 8mm IDC highly ER/PR + Her2-, KI67 10%, Oncotype score 8.
 Asked: 8/3/2017 It suggested second surgery to get clear margins, I asked how much tissue would be removed, and the margin would be clear after the second...
 Asked: 8/2/2017 I had surgery for breast cancer three weeks ago now I need another surgery because the margins show positive, with that said will I need...
 Asked: 8/1/2017 I have been on arimidex for two years post double mastectomy for invasive lobular breast cancer-Grade 1.
 Asked: 7/28/2017 My 82 year old mother was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma while visiting with me overseas.
 Asked: 7/25/2017 I am having severe bone and joint pain with anastrozole and biphosphinate infusion in may of 2016.
 Asked: 7/19/2017 I had a lumpectomy (with a sentinel lymph node removal 2011 followed by radiation.
 Asked: 7/18/2017 Dx w/fibrocystic lump that is growing ,no pain, but makes it difficult for my self exams because I feel it -dr recommends a breast surgeon,but...
 Asked: 7/16/2017 I was recently diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma grade 2 and was told this is a very ...
 Asked: 7/13/2017 I just asked about TNBC, three yrs out.
 Asked: 7/13/2017 I will be three yrs out treated TNBC, Stage 1.
 Asked: 7/12/2017 If Stage 2 IDC is PR positive, ER positive, and HER negative, is it more likely to recur or metastasize if the PR is only...
 Asked: 7/7/2017 I am in Northern Virginia, in the middle of breast cancer treatment, and have felt very uncomfortable throughout the entire process, especially since my questions...
 Asked: 7/6/2017 Can you please tell me what this means? A DIAGNOSIS BREAST DUCTAL CARCINOMA IN SITU.
 Asked: 6/28/2017 Have you experienced many reoccurence S of treated stage 1 TNBC.
 Asked: 6/24/2017 I''m a 65 years old, from September 2016 until now I ad 3 biopsy for my left breast done and all negative. The last biopsy was...
 Asked: 6/21/2017 Ok. My dad was dx at 48 with stage 3 colon cancer, never any signs prior.
 Asked: 6/21/2017 Hi there I have had wide incision for 3 idc (small) er pr positive,her neg, nodes neg.grade 1 ,stage 1 oncotype 11.was treated with wide incision...
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I was diagnosed with DCIS via biopsy 4 weeks ago.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 So follow up question.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 Sorry to ask yet another question.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 With tnbc, stage 1, 1.2cm, neg node,lumpectomy,AC-T chemo, 16 dose radiation.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I had a needle biopsy last Week.
 Asked: 6/10/2017 Can invasive cancer cells travel from the breast to the collarbone lymphnodes if they have not travelled to the lymphnodes in the armpit? 6 of...
 Asked: 6/10/2017 Is Surgery best way to treat grade 3 DCIS tumor (1.9 x1.4 x1.5cm)? Is there alternative treatment other than surgery? It said DCIS rarely present in...
 Asked: 6/9/2017 Dear Lilie Does open cut biopsy or fine needle aspiration causes breast cancer to spread?? is it dangerous to perform because both are standards of care...
 Asked: 6/10/2017 I am a 49 year old female.
 Asked: 6/9/2017 Can pre-cancerous cells in the nipple and breast skin travel to lymphnodes and to other parts of the body? In this case these pre-cancerous cells...
 Asked: 6/7/2017 I am a DES daughter age 63 with stage 1A diagnoses followed by lumpectomy 6 years ago - biopsies showed DCIS but surgery showed more.
 Asked: 6/2/2017 Thanks Lillie for your response. My wife is having second thought and is now considering doing the chemo.
 Asked: 6/1/2017 Hello, Concerned about recent studies showing worse outcome for ilc v idc after 10 years.
 Asked: 6/1/2017 Dear Lillie, thank you so much for helping us in our difficult times.
 Asked: 6/1/2017 Conflicted... my Dr.
 Asked: 5/31/2017 Hello, I''m 65 years old , in the pass 6 months I had 3 breast biopsy and all of them the result was negative. I did...
 Asked: 5/30/2017 Can invasive cancer cells travel through the blood stream from the nipple and skin to the lymphnodes? .
 Asked: 5/29/2017 I have stage 2 grade 2. IDC.
 Asked: 5/29/2017 I am 33 yrs old with a BRCA 1.
 Asked: 5/26/2017 My mother had a stage 2A breast cancer 1year ago.
 Asked: 5/24/2017 Good day, I write from Italy. My wife was operated for a multicentric invasive ductal carcinoma of the maximum size of 0.9 cm.
 Asked: 5/23/2017 I am an 11 year survivor of DCIS and have been doing well.
 Asked: 5/23/2017 How a good surgeon to prevent cancer cells spread with wound, blood and body fluid during the surgery? why some patients got cancer back or...
 Asked: 5/23/2017 What are the chances of radiation causing heart problems later/.
 Asked: 5/23/2017 Why are hormone positive breast cancer''s more apt to return in later years then negative breast cancer? Do negative breast cancer''s, return, often in later...
 Asked: 5/22/2017 What are the chances of heart problems after Adjuvant Chemo, for TNBC? 4 rounds A/C, 12 Taxol. When would it surface.....
 Asked: 5/22/2017 I had a paratracheal lymph node light up on a pet scan plus an area in my chest wall.
 Asked: 5/21/2017 Thank you very much for fast answer my question.
 Asked: 5/20/2017 all treatments to breast cancer patients is surgery, radiation, chemo and antihormone without individual change, is it the only best option for cancer people? then...
 Asked: 5/12/2017 Tnbc, 1.2cm,node neg,stage 1a,grade 2 4 AC-T and on #8 of 12 taxol.
 Asked: 5/11/2017 A local oncologist told me that University hospitals would let students do the surgery, not the doctor I would like to see, he said surgeon...
 Asked: 5/9/2017 1. Is it safe to send a patient home after a radioisotope injection into the bloodstream for a bone scan and then have them come back in 3 hours for the scan? 2.
 Asked: 5/8/2017 Another question about bone scans. I read in a United Kingdom article that there are cancer risks to having a bone scan. 1.
 
 
 
 
 

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