Ask an Expert: Radiation Therapy

Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center
ForumQuestionsAsk a Question
Radiation Therapy
Questions about Radiation Therapy.
2376 Ask a Question

Page 1 of 24 [2,376 questions]    Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ... 24
 Asked: 9/25/2017 i was diagnosed with stage 3 IDC with HER2 pos...
 Asked: 9/25/2017 I am a 45-year old with L breast invasive ductal carcinoma, tumor: 1.5 cm, grade 1., ER +, PR +, HER2 neg.
 Asked: 9/25/2017 My wife just had a mastectomy for Stage III triple negative breast cancer, Stage IIB.
 Asked: 9/25/2017 Level 1 ER+ ductal carcinoma 4mm surrounding tissue clear, did not biopsy lymph nodes had a lumpectomy on right side 5cm.
 Asked: 9/24/2017 regarding my previous question about stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma in right breast.
 Asked: 9/24/2017 What happens to moderate growing cancer cells after a lumpectomy if treatment is not received within ten weeks?
 Asked: 9/23/2017 I have stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma in right breast.
 Asked: 9/21/2017 I had a lumpectomy 2 weeks ago and the following is my path report: Well differentiated tubular carcinoma 7mm in greatest dimension, involving posterior deep...
 Asked: 9/18/2017 My mother is 92. She has a marble-size cancer in her right breast.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 I have stage one breast cancer. I had a tumor the size of a pea removed.
 Asked: 9/13/2017 Regarding my previous question about radiation being done 5 months after lumpectomy for DCIS, its not for peace of mind that I am asking.
 Asked: 9/12/2017 It has been 5 months since my lumpectomy for less than 1 cm DCIS, intermediate grade, clear 2mm margins.
 Asked: 9/7/2017 I had radiation therapy 7 years ago.
 Asked: 9/5/2017 I recently had a lumpectomy/quadrantectomy where surgeon removed a 2.5 cm idc tumer Grade 2 and a 0.7 cm multifocal dcis (comedo type, high, nuclear...
 Asked: 9/5/2017 I was diagnosed with IDC, 3 mm, stage 1, er- prog pos, her neg from a surgical biopsy of a small lump.
 Asked: 9/3/2017 My mom had a mastectomy on July 19.
 Asked: 9/1/2017 I have her neg estrogen positive progestin positive breat cancer.
 Asked: 8/27/2017 54yr old otherwise healthy - I had a lumpectomy in Jan 2017 right breast 10 o''clock 9cm from nipple, TNBC, BRCA -ve, 2cm IDC basal...
 Asked: 8/25/2017 I had radiation, 50 grey, 5 weeks, to the right breast, right axilla and right supraclavicular.
 Asked: 8/22/2017 I am stage IIIC invasive ductal carcinoma with mets to axillary and supraclavicluar lymph nodes.
 Asked: 8/21/2017 I complete my radiation treatment in March 2016.
 Asked: 8/11/2017 It has been 18 weeks since my lumpectomy for DCIS.
 Asked: 8/11/2017 Diagnosed stage2a, 17mm tumor left breast with TNBC.
 Asked: 8/7/2017 I have dcis with lobular cancerfication.
 Asked: 8/6/2017 Does the radiation kill only cancer cells in the breast tissue or all breast tissue cells? .
 Asked: 8/5/2017 Please excuse this question if already asked....had no luck finding it.
 Asked: 8/5/2017 Dose radiation damage heart when the cancer was at left central position, why need all of margin clear before the radiation treatment? The tumor was...
 Asked: 8/1/2017 Want to refuse radiation. MX on right breast, 34, anterior margin positive, superior/deep margin clear.
 Asked: 8/1/2017 Hello, I was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma with a positive axulla node.
 Asked: 7/29/2017 Hello, I have DCIS high grade with central necrosis.
 Asked: 7/29/2017 I had radiation in 2015 on my left breast following lumpectomy.
 Asked: 7/29/2017 I''m 59 have IDC 1cm ,HER neg ER & PR+, lumpectomy hasn''t been scheduled-can a radiation treatment help spread before surgery?does a month make a difference?
 Asked: 7/25/2017 I had a lumpectomy on 4/14/17 removing a 1.3cm nodule with one sentinal lymph node positive, Because of the positive lymph node it was stage 2a.
 Asked: 7/24/2017 Need advice- I am 42yo, diagnosed with Stage II Grade 2 "soft" right breast cancer (ER+, PR+, Her2-).
 Asked: 7/22/2017 TNBC Node positive turned node negative. Is radiation necessary/recommended? Triple negative tumor 2.6 cm 1 pos node.
 Asked: 7/16/2017 How long after surgical removal(lumpectomy) of DCIS must radiation be started in order to be successful.
 Asked: 7/16/2017 Healthy 75 yr. old DCIS left breast lumpectomy 4 weeks ago, 1.5 mm, ER+, Grade 2 with central necrosis, solid pattern, negative margins greater than 2.0 mm from examined margins.
 Asked: 7/16/2017 I am undergoing radiation after removal of breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/16/2017 I am 55 years old and had DCIS stage 0, less than 1cm, intermediate grade, ER & PR positive, 2mm clear margins on my right side.
 Asked: 7/16/2017 I am 55 years old and had DCIS stage 0, less than 1cm, intermediate grade, ER & PR positive, 2mm clear margins on my right side.
 Asked: 7/13/2017 My radiation oncologist left practice before I finished chemo.
 Asked: 7/11/2017 In case of lumpectomy surgery where radiation is to follow, does the count to the start of radiation start after the first lumpectomy or after...
 Asked: 7/10/2017 Why if someone refused radiation and then gets breast cancer again .....why would they not be considered a candidate if on the 2nd cancer they...
 Asked: 7/10/2017 What would a report show if it was ER positive and HER2 negative? What would I look for? .
 Asked: 7/9/2017 Left Breast lumpectomy, Invasive ductal carcinoma, poorly differentiated, spanning 18mm in greatest dimension, present 2mm from the inked posteior margin
 Asked: 7/9/2017 PLEASE HELP!!! I had stage one left breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/7/2017 53 y.o. IDC stage 1b, er+, HER2-, lumpectomy 4/14/17 with 4 sentinel nodes removed, 1 micro met, radiation started, after 3 days, extreme pain in same arm as LN but only during the night.
 Asked: 7/7/2017 i am the one who said that Rad.
 Asked: 7/6/2017 I am 50 and had a lumpectomy and my margins are good-left breast . med oncologist says that this cancer not a threat and that it is behaving.
 Asked: 7/6/2017 I have multifocal invasive ductal carcinoma with extensive ductal carcinoma in situ.
 Asked: 7/3/2017 Hello! I am a 51 year old healthy woman.
 Asked: 6/30/2017 I have stage 2 breast cancer with 2 lymph nodes involved - one had 3 mm, the second one had isolated cells only.
 Asked: 6/29/2017 The importance of starting radiotherapy within 6 months of the lumbectomy, I''am 44 years old, I was diagnosed with stage 1 grade 2 triple negative...
 Asked: 6/25/2017 Hi, I am 60 years young and in pretty good shape. I am left sided, stage I, node negative, clear margin, ER positive, PR neg., Her2 positive...
 Asked: 6/24/2017 Is radiation To REMAINING NODES necessary after Axillary Clearance. 2(sentinel) of 21 nodes positive.
 Asked: 6/23/2017 My mom is 78, Stage 1B IDC - is radiation necessary? She is ER+/PR+ and HER2+, she had a lumpectomy in February, but there...
 Asked: 6/20/2017 I had 16 rounds of chemotherapy (4AC /12 Taxol)followed by surgery (Bilateral Mastectomy).
 Asked: 6/20/2017 I am a 72 yr old woman and had surgery in Nov of 2016 for DCIS in left breast.
 Asked: 6/20/2017 I am 68, had a lumpectomy after biopsy showing stage 1, grade 1 DCIS.
 Asked: 6/19/2017 Is it ok to wait 8 weeks after lumpectomy to begin the 6 week radiation treatments? My radiation oncologist said it is ok but I''m nervous.
 Asked: 6/16/2017 I had a lumpectomy with bilateral reduction on March 31 for IDC in my left breast.
 Asked: 6/15/2017 Can radiation only kill the cancer cells without damage the normal tissue and cell, or cause normal cell mutation? Why will the cancer still come...
 Asked: 6/15/2017 Hi: Does the gap(duration)between end of chemo and beginning of radiation for stage II/hormone receptor positive, one positive lymphnode (1/4) matter? E.g., is their any advantage...
 Asked: 6/15/2017 Hi, i will having radiation to both sides (including all lymph nodes and chest wall).
 Asked: 6/13/2017 hi do you need radiation if 1 lymph node is positive with stage IIB breast cancer BRCA positive? Lymph node shrank with Chemo to normal size.
 Asked: 6/13/2017 I have completed 6 rounds of chemotherapy, had a lumpectomy and am now free of cancer.
 Asked: 6/13/2017 I had double mastectomy for stage 2A BC (largest 4.4cm) - clear margins, nodes negative, Er/PR+ (90-100%), Her 2-.
 Asked: 6/10/2017 I''m 66, Dx with ILC,7mm, stage 1, grade 2, ER+/PR+,HER2(-).
 Asked: 6/10/2017 Can you kindly give me your opinion on IORT and partial breast radiation? Its effectiveness compared to the standard? Small lesion in left...
 Asked: 6/9/2017 I just read on (Link can be provided upon request, i cannot place it in my question box) that you can become a radiation therapist...
 Asked: 6/10/2017 I have had a bilateral mastectomy and chemo (AC/4 cycles+12 cycles of taxol & 4 cycles of carboplatin) due to triple neg BC.
 Asked: 6/9/2017 Hello. I am 31 year old and i just had a lumpectomy for DCIS.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 I want to become a radiation therapist and was wondering if one could enter the field with a degree in Radiology Technology and a degree...
 Asked: 6/7/2017 My Mom is 89. Had a bilateral lumpectomy and 8 treatments of taxol and Herceptin.
 Asked: 6/5/2017 I am 56, right breast DCIS low grade 0.4cm, had lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy.
 Asked: 6/5/2017 I am currently in treatment for DCIS stage 0 grade 3.
 Asked: 6/1/2017 Hello, I am 49 and was diagnosed with dcis of the left breast axilla, 1.2cm tumor removed, hormone receptor positive (99% estrogen 98% progesterone) ...
 Asked: 6/1/2017 Is it acceptable to forgo radiation after a lumpectomy with chemo( Oncotype DX score 26),clear field and clear lymph nodes, estrogen positive, stage 1.
 Asked: 5/31/2017 I had stage 1 Tumour removed six weeks ago.
 Asked: 5/31/2017 i am 56 with 1mm high grade (3)? DCIS had a lumpectomy 4 /21/17 they want to do radiation 2x a day for a...
 Asked: 5/31/2017 Hi! I was diagnosed with DCIS intermediate grade w/necrosis, PR/ER positive.
 Asked: 5/30/2017 Tnbc, 1.2cm,stage 1, no node involvement After chemo they recommended 16 rounds radiation.
 Asked: 5/30/2017 I had 7 weeks of traetmwnts that ended in February.
 Asked: 5/29/2017 I am 55 & just diagnosed with DCIS,stage 0,intermediate grade in my right breast.
 Asked: 5/29/2017 I am 50 with early stage IDC that was removed with good margins via lumpectomy.
 Asked: 5/21/2017 I had a stage 1 lumpectomy removed and the three lymph nodes removed were clear.
 Asked: 5/19/2017 This July will mark 3 years since my BC diagnosis.
 Asked: 5/16/2017 How many weeks should you start radiation after a lumpectomy Is it harmful to go 8 weeks.
 Asked: 5/16/2017 Due to get 16 doses in June.
 Asked: 5/14/2017 Newly diagnosed and don''t have all details yet but want to be prepared for my first appointments.
 Asked: 5/13/2017 My husband is starting his 5th week of radiation for esophageal adenocarcinoma & the fatigue is overwhelming.
 Asked: 5/13/2017 Dear Madam, I am 49 and I had a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction 10 weeks ago, after a needle biopsy showed ILC...
 Asked: 5/12/2017 I am 67 y/o female diagnosed with DCIS.
 Asked: 5/11/2017 Mastectomy and chemo with tram flap reconstruction 1997.
 Asked: 5/10/2017 radiation is used to treat patients after surgery evryday for a few weeks, how to prevent the secondary cancers caused by the radiation treatment?..
 Asked: 5/8/2017 Hello, I am a 46 year old premenopausal woman with a stage II T2 NOMO invasive tubular carcinoma, ER 8/8, PR 8/8, HER-2 negative by...
 Asked: 5/8/2017 66 year old woman, Stage 1 Grade 3 Tripple negative breast cancer, clear lymph nodes, 2 surgeries now margins clear.
 Asked: 5/5/2017 I''ve had TCHP chemo for Her2 & 10% ER positive, 3cm (L) invasive breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/1/2017 56 years old, Stage IIIa, ER/PR+, HER2-, 3cm sub-areolar mass removed via lumpectomy, extensive LVI, 4/18 nodes positive, no extra-nodal extension.
 Asked: 5/1/2017 I am 47 with multifocal IDC, 2.8cm largest tumor, ER/PR+, HER2-, Grade 3, 2 positive nodes, no LVI, genetics negative, OncoType score 23.

© The Johns Hopkins University, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Health System, All rights reserved.