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 Asked: 05/05/2003 I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer (stage 4B) in Feb 2000.
 Asked: 04/29/2003 Today, April 28, 2003 I was told that I have infiltrating carcinoma , NOS of the right breast which was detected on ultrasound but did...
 Asked: 04/27/2003 I''m 45 years old and had a needle-localized breast biopsy due to microcalcifications.
 Asked: 04/27/2003 What does a t- cup microcalcifications mean?
 Asked: 04/24/2003 My mother who is 87 years old recently had a masectomy to remove a golf ball sized tumor in her right breast.
 Asked: 04/24/2003 I am trying to decide between two oncologists.
 Asked: 04/21/2003 Where can I find information about Breast Cancer and Women in the United States?
 Asked: 04/21/2003 How long has the high incidence rate of breast cancer in African American women existed in the United States? How has it exited? How has...
 Asked: 04/21/2003 I am 39 years old. I have very fibrous breasts.
 Asked: 04/17/2003 Hi, I thank you for this helpful site.
 Asked: 04/15/2003 I was Dx with DCIS in one lube in June.
 Asked: 04/16/2003 I had stereostatic biopsy on the rt breast 12-06-2000 for calcification deep in the chest wall.
 Asked: 04/13/2003 I had a modified radical 3 years ago, 4 cm tumor, node negative, followed by 6 rounds of cmf.
 Asked: 04/09/2003 I was recammened to a oncoligist because of an abnormal pap what could this mean?
 Asked: 04/09/2003 I am 53 yrs old, I had a hysterectomy 20 yrs ago.1mo ago I came up with a small swelling under the right arm.
 Asked: 04/09/2003 I am 48 years old and my most recent mammogram noted bilteral nodular densities.
 Asked: 04/05/2003 I went to see several oncologists after my surgery for breast cancer.
 Asked: 04/03/2003 12 yrs ago I was Dx with lobular insitu & ductal invasive no lymphs involved.
 Asked: 04/02/2003 I am writing this for my neighbor who doesn''t use a computer.
 Asked: 04/02/2003 Please help me in my search for an answer,I am having a greenish discharge leaving spots on my bra ocassionaly, this usually happens when pressure...
 Asked: 04/02/2003 I had a bilateral mastectomy...approx. 3 weeks or so after my surgery I went to an oncologist where they took a blood test.
 Asked: 03/13/2003 My pathology report shows atypical ductal hyperplasia with columnar alteration with prominent snouts and secretions (capss) I will be having a surgical evaluation this week
 Asked: 03/11/2003 8 years ago, at 34 years of age I was diagnosed with DCIS, no positive nodes, in my L.
 Asked: 03/11/2003 I am 40 - just submitted a question regarding Ca 27-29 elevation and have more info which I just learned (!) My husband called the...
 Asked: 03/11/2003 I am 40 yrs old. In 10/2002 had invasive lobular cancer in right breast/double mastectomy for prevention/ sentenial node postitive/6 months chemo & 30 rounds of radiation ending 7/2002.
 Asked: 03/11/2003 My diagnosis was invasive ductal carcinoma (2 centimeters; no node involvement;).
 Asked: 03/11/2003 PLEASE HELP ME AND DON''T LAUGH! I am absolutely terrified at the moment.
 Asked: 03/10/2003 I would like to come to John Hopkins medical center for a second opinion.
 Asked: 03/10/2003 ALOHA! March 18 last year I felt a lump - NEVER showed on a mammogram, even with markers on it, but ultrasound was suspicious.
 Asked: 03/10/2003 I have Stage IIb infiltrating lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 03/06/2003 What would make your underarm sore? I suspect it is a gland because sometimes I notice it when I have my period and also when...
 Asked: 03/05/2003 I am a 58 year old white woman, overweight, diabetic, high blood pressure, high cholesterol.
 Asked: 03/04/2003 I am interested in any clinical studies completed which allowed IDC Breast Cancer stage II to complete Neo-Adjuvant Chemotherapy and complete Radiation with NO INVASIVE...
 Asked: 03/03/2003 Friday I was given biopys report - cancer, inter ductal, size 1.2 cm with lump ectomy size of 3x2.8x2.
 Asked: 03/03/2003 I am a 55 year old female.
 Asked: 02/28/2003 I am presently taking arimidex and have one year to go to complete a five year cycle.
 Asked: 02/21/2003 I was called today to come in for a "recall mamogram".
 Asked: 02/20/2003 I was diagnosed with DCIS in 2000 after having a small lump removed.
 Asked: 02/20/2003 I had chemo,four rounds of A/C,lumpectomy, and then 33 treatments of radiation,ending on Dec.6/02.
 Asked: 02/19/2003 What are the options for breast reconstruction following chemotherapy and radiation? I would like to avoid losing muscle.
 Asked: 02/19/2003 I am experiencing burning sensations in and below the inside of my right breast. I notice that they increase when I feel stress, but they can...
 Asked: 02/14/2003 I am 43, just had lumpectomy to remove 2.5cm tumor that is ER+, PR+, HER2+, and had axillary dissection with one lymph node involved.
 Asked: 02/13/2003 I am a 43 year old female.
 Asked: 02/11/2003 My Mom Just informed the family that she has breast cancer.
 Asked: 02/11/2003 I''m having stereotactic biopsies (both breasts) on 2/14/03.
 Asked: 02/11/2003 I had a mastectomy last a week ago I had no pain until this week Friday and have not used any thing for pain I had my...
 Asked: 02/06/2003 My Sister (now age 48), underwent a total right breast mastectomy, chemo and radiation for a localized 5 cm, HER-2+ tumor 9 years ago, followed...
 Asked: 02/05/2003 I was referred to Lillie Shockney by Dr.
 Asked: 02/05/2003 I just got back my mammogram results and thought you might help me understand the result.
 Asked: 02/05/2003 I had a mastectomy 4 years ago and a total hysterectomy in Nov 2002.
 Asked: 02/04/2003 I am 40 years old with no prior medical problems, and recently had my first mammogram.
 Asked: 01/27/2003 I had a needle biopsy that came back benign.
 Asked: 01/24/2003 I had a ultra sound on my thyroid and the results show 2 noduals the size of a centamenter..The doctor refered me to a specialist...
 Asked: 01/23/2003 I am 30 years old and was dx''d when I was 29 with invasive Ductal Carcinoma (ER+/PR+, 2.1+ cm tumor, 0 pos.
 Asked: 01/21/2003 I had breast cancer in 1995. Last year my CA27.29 came back at 38.5 and a mammogram indicated maybe a recurrence.
 Asked: 01/21/2003 I am 30 years old when i was 28 i was told i have DCIS with high grade nuclei.
 Asked: 01/21/2003 I''m 20 years old with no family history of breast cancer and was recently diagnosed with a fibroadenoma in my left breast (1.9 cm.) and...
 Asked: 01/17/2003 Ihave been diagnosed with Grade 1 tubular .6mm cancer with small focus of DCIS.
 Asked: 01/14/2003 I am 35 years old with no family back ground of breast cancer.
 Asked: 01/13/2003 I had uterine sarcome 2 years ago.
 Asked: 01/13/2003 I recently had a lumpectomy and 25 lymph nodes taken under arm, all were clear w/ tests all good.
 Asked: 01/13/2003 I had breast cancer in 1995 and had a lumpectomy followed by radiation.
 Asked: 01/13/2003 I was just diagnosed with one lump (1 cm) in the right breast, and 1 lump (2 cm) in the left breast.
 Asked: 01/07/2003 I am desperately seeking information on the use of Tamoxofin and it''s negative effect on M.S.
 Asked: 01/07/2003 I am a 53 yr old female with multiple nodular densities and calcifications which make mammos difficult to read.
 Asked: 01/07/2003 I had excisional biopsy for micro-calcifications in two areas of the same breast.
 Asked: 01/07/2003 Hi, My wife is going to start getting a yearly mammogram.
 Asked: 01/01/2003 I had my first mammogram last month at age 35 and was called back to advise that they found an adenoma.
 Asked: 01/01/2003 I had a lumpectomy in Oct. 2001.
 Asked: 12/30/2002 My daughter, who is now 23, was told two years ago by one gynecologist and then again recently that they could feel calcifications in her breasts.
 Asked: 12/23/2002 I have just been diagnosed with Invasive Duct Carcinoma with Tubular Pattern.
 Asked: 12/19/2002 I have a question that I would like to ask: I have a really bad family history of breast/ovarian cancer (on my fathers side) I...
 Asked: 12/19/2002 On October 21, 2002 I had a mammogram done.
 Asked: 12/04/2002 I couldn''t really find a suitable topic for this question so I will post it here.
 Asked: 12/04/2002 I have recently been diagnosed with a form of pagets disease stemming from a lesion that i had removed from my scrotum.
 Asked: 12/03/2002 My mammogram came back with "asymmetrical density, possible microcalicifications, inferior to implant" Can some implant surgery cause micrcalcifications and could it just be scar tissue?..
 Asked: 11/26/2002 I am a 48 yr. white female, presented with acute mastitis r breast 2mo.
 Asked: 11/26/2002 I am 51 years old with no family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/24/2002 I just have a hysterectomy in May this year.
 Asked: 11/24/2002 I am 42 with a family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/18/2002 After double mastectomy, 6 mos of chemo, now on tamoxifen for 5 years - am very concerned about being at risk for uterine cancer &...
 Asked: 11/17/2002 I had a mamogram two months ago.
 Asked: 11/17/2002 I am 45 years old now but was 43 at the time of my biopsy.
 Asked: 11/10/2002 I am a 45 year white female with no breast cancer history- I had my period shortly after I turned twelve- my first child at...
 Asked: 11/10/2002 I am 44 with a history of multiple fibroadenomas, one (left) intraductal papilloma (approx 14 years ago) and fairly nodular breast.
 Asked: 11/01/2002 I am 42 yrs. old and have been recently diagnosed with DCIS (4 mm) in one breast and invasive (maybe tubular) cancer (8mm) in the other breast.
 Asked: 11/01/2002 I have a two part question. First, does your facility take on patients that completed the surgery and treatmentfor breast cancer and are now on a monitoring program? I am 4 years out and doing well as far as i know, but my Dr.s do not do any testing except a yearly blood test.
 Asked: 10/27/2002 D.I.E.P. mastectomy reconstruction: Hello: I was reading your terrific website and was wondering if you could recommend surgeons of this quality in the Los Angeles area that can perform the D.I.E.P.
 Asked: 10/27/2002 I was recalled for magnification views due to my first mammo finding of a cluster of microcalcification in central right breast.On return the radiologist informed...
 Asked: 10/27/2002 what happens to the body when you have a thyroid disease?
 Asked: 10/26/2002 I had a mammogram showing a 1.8 spiculated mass with calcifications in the center.
 Asked: 10/26/2002 My Mom in her 70''s was diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/26/2002 My HMO called me today to give my appointment date and time for my oncology appointment.
 Asked: 10/22/2002 What does it mean if I have a clear liquid coming out of my breast,and i am not sexually active and only 14?
 Asked: 10/20/2002 About a year and a half ago I felt a small lump in my left breast.
 Asked: 10/20/2002 I found a lump in my L Breast while nursing my son.
 Asked: 10/15/2002 I am a 49 year old female who had a mammogram and ultrasound 10/10/02 and they have called me back for further tests.
 Asked: 10/13/2002 my mother is 75 years old, she has invasive duct carcinoma grade 2.she is a heart patient she could not stand general anesthesia.
 Asked: 10/10/2002 I have been diagnosied with Lubular Carcinoma insitu.

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