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 Asked: 4/16/2015 I had a simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy.
 Asked: 4/16/2015 I had a simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy.
 Asked: 4/16/2015 Hello, many thanks for all your help! I have had lumpectomy, auchillary clearance,,6 x chemo, just completed 30 Rads, during my chemo I found a...
 Asked: 4/15/2015 I am 33 yrs old. I was dx with DCIS ER+, PR+, HER2+.
 Asked: 4/14/2015 Hi there, I have asked questions before, so thank you in advance.
 Asked: 3/29/2015 I had surgery last week and what we had hoped was stage one...was actually stage 2 with 3 positive nodes.
 Asked: 3/21/2015 Hello. I am writing from Vietnam.
 Asked: 3/19/2015 I was diagnosed with invasive carcinoma both ductal & lobular dec 12, 2014.
 Asked: 3/19/2015 I was diagnosed with invasive carcinoma both ductal & lobular dec 12, 2014.
 Asked: 3/13/2015 Im 29yrs old I have had nipple discharge for 6 yrs.the past 6 months I have developed bumps on my nipple my breast has grown...
 Asked: 3/13/2015 Sister had bad breast pain. Finally after several months of neglecting it , she was dx with triple neg br cancer stage 2b.
 Asked: 3/12/2015 I am 51 years old and have extremely dense breasts (Category 4).
 Asked: 3/11/2015 Hello. I am writing from a very rural area of the country.
 Asked: 3/6/2015 I have stage 3 invasive pleomorphic lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 3/3/2015 I have to wait 5.5 weeks for my surgery from the date of diagnosis.
 Asked: 3/1/2015 I am stage 1. 1.5cm ER strongly positive, PR slightly.
 Asked: 2/26/2015 I had an axillary dissection(level 1) in April of 2014 because of recurrence to axilla the anterior and posterior margins were not clear the cancer...
 Asked: 2/24/2015 I had DCIS and a skin and nipple sparing bilateral mastectomy in Dec.
 Asked: 2/24/2015 Good morning, I had an open breast biopsy with duct excision Feb.
 Asked: 2/23/2015 HI I HAD 5 STEROTACTIC.DUCTOGRAM.3 NEEDLE AND 2 LUMPECTOMY I HAVING ALH.IAM 49 AND JUST HAD LUMPECTOMY IN JANUARY WICH CAME BACK B9 BUT IT...
 Asked: 2/21/2015 What do you think about this treatment: Letrozole, Gonal F pen, Ovitrelle and Cetrotide regarding ovarian stimulation.
 Asked: 2/19/2015 Hi! I was diagnosed 11/2014 at age 49 with multifocal, microinvasive (0.5mm) DCIS (pTmi, pN0) Est/Pro 99/92% respectively, intermediate grade.
 Asked: 2/17/2015 I''ve recently celebrated my 12th year Cancer free.
 Asked: 2/17/2015 I was diagnosed with DCIS two years ago and had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 2/16/2015 After 25 continuous years of routine and diagnostic mammograms with the same imaging facility, I recently changed health care providers for breast imaging from a...
 Asked: 2/14/2015 I recently had a stereotactic core biopsy done for "a new heterogenous cluster of microcalcifications" that showed up on my mammogram.
 Asked: 2/6/2015 My image-guided biopsy shows the micro calcification is benign, although it was feared at the beginning there''s a 40% of it being malignant.
 Asked: 2/3/2015 These are my finding. Bilateral mammograms demonstrate the breast parenchyma to be scattered fibroglandular densities.
 Asked: 1/30/2015 Is it the standard of care to always remove some lymph nodes during either a lumpectomy, as well as a simple mastectomy?
 Asked: 1/23/2015 Hi Lillie, My name is Roni and I just got a second dcis diagnosis in the same breast/location.
 Asked: 1/22/2015 Been on Tamoxifen for 6months. No major side effects.
 Asked: 1/21/2015 Hi just wondering if letrozele can cause pain in the jaw, teeth and gums.
 Asked: 1/21/2015 I had a double mastectomy in July 2014 for DCIS and other markers in both breast forpossible future breast cancer and strong family history of BC.
 Asked: 1/17/2015 I''m back with yet another question! So, 3 days after my lumpectomy at Hopkins, and everything connected with the surgery is feeling fine.
 Asked: 1/16/2015 Why is breast tomosynthesis still considered experimental? Also, a lot has been written about variations in the amount of radiation exposure needed for a 3D and...
 Asked: 1/12/2015 I have a 1.2cm IDC, grade 3, er and pr+.
 Asked: 1/11/2015 I am curious, I have stage 2b, er/pr+, her2-, grade 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/9/2015 My sterotactic biopsy came back with atypical lobular hyperplasia/lobular intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1.
 Asked: 1/7/2015 So my DCIS lumpectomy is scheduled for this coming Tuesday morning at Johns Hopkins (very glad to be having it done there!).
 Asked: 1/7/2015 I have been diagnosed with Triple Negative IDC.
 Asked: 1/4/2015 I have now had 2 mammograms and ultrasound and am scheduled for stereotactic biopsy.
 Asked: 1/4/2015 My 59 yr old sister lives in a small town in central CA.
 Asked: 1/2/2015 I have been diagnosed with IDC. The tumor is 1.5cm, Grade 3, er and pr positive and HER2 neg.
 Asked: 1/1/2015 Ms Lillie, thank you so much for this service.
 Asked: 12/23/2014 My mammogram came back normal however my gyn wants me to go for an ultrasound because it shows I have dense breasts.
 Asked: 12/20/2014 Stage2b ..tumor 2.2cm with microscopic to 1 lymph node.
 Asked: 12/16/2014 IS OK TO COMBINE ANASTROZOLE 1MG.
 Asked: 12/11/2014 Does Johns Hopkins currently offer hypofractionated whole breast irradiation (the shortened course of radiation as opposed to conventional 5-7 week course) after lumpectomy in it''s...
 Asked: 12/11/2014 Thank you so much for responding to my question.
 Asked: 12/10/2014 My very experienced surgeon says I am a good candidate for BCS for my T1 invasive ductal carcinoma, but I am concerned because 8 of...
 Asked: 12/8/2014 I am 64, with no family history of BC, recent mammogram showed calcifications in left breast, prompting biopsy.
 Asked: 12/4/2014 I cannot for the life of me understand why an oncologist would do a CBE AFTER a mammogram.
 Asked: 12/3/2014 I have severe Crohn''s Disease. I was diagnosed with DCIS Grade 3, Comedo, Necrosis 2 cm tumor.
 Asked: 11/21/2014 I have been advised to have a Masectomy because the tumour is large in comparison to my breast volume.
 Asked: 11/18/2014 does my having dense breast tissue call for more examination beyond mammograms?
 Asked: 11/13/2014 Biopsy/path on left showed 2.5 cm IDC, stage 2.
 Asked: 11/13/2014 3 defined hazy areas with nodular opacities seen in superior and lateral quadrant of both breasts.
 Asked: 11/8/2014 48 yr old live in England , diagnosed in June with IDC 14mm.
 Asked: 11/7/2014 55 y.o dx with probable 5mm breast cyst.
 Asked: 11/6/2014 Hi, I had infiltrating ductal carcinoma 2 cm large, T2N1M0, ER+ PR+ HER2Neu-, Ki67 3%, 1 lymph node involved out of 4 examined.
 Asked: 11/5/2014 Have their been any studies regarding women STARTING Arimidex 6 years after going through Breast Cancer (invasive Lobular) ER and her 2 positive..
 Asked: 11/4/2014 I have had three abnormal mammograms every year.
 Asked: 11/3/2014 I have IDC stage 3A in one breast, and lobular invasive stage 1 in the other.
 Asked: 10/30/2014 I was diagnosed with dcis in 2006 via mammogram (calcifications found).
 Asked: 10/19/2014 May I had mammogram -findings breast parenchyma is heterogeneously dense Rt-scattered benign calcifications, subtle iso dense mass 4 mm.
 Asked: 10/9/2014 I recently heard about an alternative to cortisone injections by freezing the nerve and it will last two months.
 Asked: 10/8/2014 Thank you for responding to my question about the sciatic nerve injury following the TUG reconstruction.
 Asked: 10/7/2014 I was diagnose with infiltrative ductal carcinoma that measure 2.9 cm estrogen positive and progesterone positive ki67 85% and p53 positive I am moving out...
 Asked: 10/7/2014 I am interested in the TUG reconstruction.I have heard of two cases in the UK where patients having this operation sustained accidental injury to the...
 Asked: 9/30/2014 My oncologist in New Jersey does a CBE AFTER (not before) my mammogram and any sonogram, if needed.
 Asked: 9/29/2014 Hi I had a right mastectomy in 2006 for multifocal dcis, on recent gyn visit Dr found an area on left outer aspect...
 Asked: 9/27/2014 My mother had post menopausal breast cancer and I have fibroid adenomas..yearly mammograms since I was 28.
 Asked: 9/24/2014 1 year ago left breast mastectomy - stage 1 grade 2 mixed lobular/ductal.
 Asked: 9/23/2014 I had a double mastectomy in beginning of september with immediate reconstruction with implant.
 Asked: 9/22/2014 I have had a double mastectomy in beginning of september with immediate reconstruction with implant.
 Asked: 9/21/2014 I am a breast navigator in Kansas.
 Asked: 9/21/2014 Based on MRI-guided biopsy, I was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma - Stage 1 and Extensive LCIS in right breast so no chance for Lumpectomy.
 Asked: 9/15/2014 Hello, My question is concerning Tumor Markers. When I was diagnosed 2 years ago they did a CA15-3 and it was 15 before chemo...
 Asked: 9/8/2014 I''ve been diagnosed with a recurrence(pT2 pN0 pMX) 8 years after a lumpectomy &radiation.
 Asked: 9/6/2014 My wife has been recommended for a core biopsy, guided by ultrasound, for an abnormality in her right breast found by ultra sound.
 Asked: 9/3/2014 Referring to my question again. My wife was examined from August 2012 until August 2013 three times.
 Asked: 8/24/2014 Patient at NCI/academic medical center. 67yrs old, diagnosed with synchronous bilateral bc 11/13.
 Asked: 8/7/2014 I just had a double mast with TE placed after dcis removed and ALH, LCIS findings.
 Asked: 8/6/2014 after doing some research on the cause of low platelets in blood work, I found that this can have a relation to breast cancer that...
 Asked: 7/30/2014 My sister''s report of ER,PR and Her2neu find the results respectively...sir does this the symptom of cancer.if yes does it is curable and what is...
 Asked: 7/30/2014 I had ILC 1.6 cm ONcotype score 23, low ki-67, Er+ Pr- grade 2, bi lat mastectomies, 0/4 nodes, no chemo, working on hormone therapy,...
 Asked: 7/27/2014 Hi! I have noticed for the past year, I had an out of range nucleated RBC no.
 Asked: 7/21/2014 After normal mammogram ultrasound showed solid mass.
 Asked: 7/16/2014 recently diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer mucinous ductal in the right side was grape size tumor positive in first lymph node Er + margin a 3.
 Asked: 7/16/2014 Hi! I am diagnosed with Grade 3, triple negative DCIS.
 Asked: 7/15/2014 I was diagnosed with stage 1 TNBC a year ago, and my breast surgeon recommended a highly regarded medical oncologist nearby.
 Asked: 7/10/2014 I have small nodular opacity in the lower medial aspect of right breast - BIRADSII It is starting stage cancer or not?
 Asked: 7/7/2014 What is the best recommended follow up/imaging to detect recurrence following a double mastectomy for invasive her2+? .
 Asked: 7/7/2014 Does fat grafting via lipo-filling from the thighs into a reconstructed breast increase the risk of cancer recurrence?
 Asked: 7/5/2014 I have IDC, had lumpectomy right breast ,tumor 0,6cm.Pathologic result pt1b with pN0. No lymphovascular invasion, margini clear ER+ pr+ HER 2- THANK YOU VERY MUCH
 Asked: 6/27/2014 Do you diagnose and treat inflammatory breast cancer?
 Asked: 6/26/2014 What are the common issues during chemotherapy administration? What are the common problems/frustrations with the port/infusion system?
 Asked: 6/25/2014 What is the standard of care regarding the aftercare of breast cancer, particularly in the 1st year or 2 after diagnosis? Is it a...
 Asked: 6/21/2014 I have been diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma in my left breast thru a biopsy which showed an area less than a centimeter.
 Asked: 6/19/2014 I am a little concerned. I am 69, had a small dcis and small microinvasion.
 
 
 
 
 

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