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 Asked: 1/2/2015 My 58 yr old mother has stage 4 TNBC (tiny mets in lungs).
 Asked: 12/31/2014 Are permanent tatoos absolutely necessary during radiation for breast cancer? I am 50 years old with invasive ducatal cancer, stage 1, no lymph node...
 Asked: 12/21/2014 Due to a 2mm Invasive lobular carcinoma, bilateral mastectomy was done.
 Asked: 12/19/2014 I had a nipple discharge and a palpable mass on my left breast that 3d mammogram failed to see.
 Asked: 12/17/2014 How long can I wait between chemo and radiation? I have had a dbl mastectomy (8/5/2014), stage 2A with 1 of 3 nodes positive.
 Asked: 12/17/2014 After my breast biopsy, they found a 2mm cancer cel on my left breast.
 Asked: 12/16/2014 Hi. I have a question about the proposed sequencing of my treatment: chemo first, reconstruction/oopherectomy, then radiation.
 Asked: 12/14/2014 I have been diagnosed with a high grade stage 0 DCIS.
 Asked: 12/14/2014 Sorry also, they say radiation can cause other cancers in the future can you please explain what this means, thanx .
 Asked: 12/14/2014 Hi, I''m going to have radiation on my left breast, I had a lumpsectomy, my lump was lower breast just under near ribs, lump actually...
 Asked: 12/14/2014 Hi, I''m going to have radiation on my left breast, I had a lumpectomy, my lump was lower breast just under near ribs, lump actually...
 Asked: 12/12/2014 I had surgery 16 weeks ago and had a family issue and could not do radiation, Now I hear that it must be started within...
 Asked: 12/11/2014 54 year old dx on 10/31/14 with Left breast Invasive Lobular Ca.
 Asked: 12/6/2014 Can someone who has he mi pares is on same side where breast cancer was found still get radiation? My sister can hardly move or...
 Asked: 12/6/2014 Lumpectomy with radiation or mastectomy? Which would be most appropriate for stage 1 invasive ducal carcinoma on 40 year old woman.
 Asked: 12/4/2014 Hi, after lumpectomy, chemo, I''m having 6-7 radiation treatments,, I''m worried because I was told about possible heart damage, mine is on left side,, not...
 Asked: 12/3/2014 It has been almost 3 years since I had twice a day radiation treatments for 6 weeks.
 Asked: 11/30/2014 Is radiation ever done as a lone therapy? .
 Asked: 11/25/2014 I want to avoid radiation therapy after my lumpectomy.
 Asked: 11/24/2014 I had bilateral mastectomy, and 2 positive lymph nodes were removed on one side, the other breast was removed prophylactically.
 Asked: 11/21/2014 Is it common or uncommon to have radiation after axillary lymph node dissection? I am ER+ & PR+, HER2-.
 Asked: 11/20/2014 I''m 52, diagnosed in March 2014 with invasive lobular cancer - 11cm tumor.
 Asked: 11/19/2014 I am an 82 yr old woman who had a Lumpectomy in Sept, tumor was 0.8 cm.
 Asked: 11/17/2014 Is radiation therapy really necessary for a 76 year old woman who had a 6 mm tumor removed with no lymph node involvement?
 Asked: 11/17/2014 In February 2011, I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction for high grade DCIS.
 Asked: 11/17/2014 Is it possible for radiation on the sacrum to cause bleeding in the stool? Could it cause colon cancer? I had 5 radiation treatments in...
 Asked: 11/17/2014 In 2003 I was treated for stage 3 breast cancer with chemotherapy and radiation.
 Asked: 11/15/2014 I am 67 years old, ER+ & PR+, HER2-, 2 Class-1-positive tumors, bilateral mastectomy on 7/29/14, positive lymph node, plus 1 more removed.
 Asked: 11/10/2014 How effective will be post mastectomy radiation therapy if started 5 months after mastectomy? My friend (postmenopausal 59 years old)had mastectomy but no chemo due...
 Asked: 11/8/2014 78 yr old with stage 1 grade 1 invasive ducal carcinoma had recent lumpectomy with 2.5 negative margins, er positive, her negative.
 Asked: 11/7/2014 Sister in law (32 years old) underwent double mastectomy without reconstruction in May followed by 6 rounds of chemo including docetaxol, carboplatin, perjeta(4 rounds), Herceptin
 Asked: 11/6/2014 I have been recently diagnosis with Stage 1 invasive ductal cancer.
 Asked: 11/1/2014 I have been diagnosed with high grade DCIS.
 Asked: 10/29/2014 I am 48 yrs old woman suffering from breast cancer I have done my surgery and taken 6 cycles of chemotherapy now I don''t want...
 Asked: 10/28/2014 I am 55 years old diagnosed with non-ivasive DCIS with an Oncoltype DX number of 9.
 Asked: 10/28/2014 Thanks for your response. I had another question.
 Asked: 10/28/2014 Tomorrow I will be halfway through my 33 treatments of radiation 4 of which will be boosts.
 Asked: 10/28/2014 When radiation is completed, why is it necessary to have to see the radiation oncologist periodically when you still visit the surgeon.
 Asked: 10/27/2014 Will radiation cause blistering? Will it cause discoloration of the skin? Is it painful? How long is a session usually in minutes? What is the purpose of radiation?
 Asked: 10/22/2014 I have had chemotherapy and lumpectomy with lymph node dissection.
 Asked: 10/22/2014 I am a 78 year old woman who recently was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0.
 Asked: 10/19/2014 I had a lumpectomy on July 25 followed by SAVI radiation procedure 2 x a day for 5 days.
 Asked: 10/19/2014 What is the best over the counter cream or lotion to use on breast skin after daily radiation treatments?
 Asked: 10/11/2014 My sister has extensive bones mets to spine causing it to collapse in the thorasic area.
 Asked: 10/11/2014 Can 5 treatments of radiation cause a low red blood cell count as well as low protein and low white cells? I have spine and...
 Asked: 10/10/2014 I had recurrent breast cancer effecting the skin and lymphatic spaces and positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 10/5/2014 I am 47yo with triple negative breast cancer (grade 3, stage 1b (10mm), node negative)in LEFT breast.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 I am 55 years old and recently had an MRI biopsy and was diagnosed with 5 mm spot of DCIS, estrogen and progesterone negative, grade 3.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 I am 70 years old and have just had a lumpectomy for DCIS.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 Have LCIS and DCIS, and post surgical path report indicates that DCIS was extensive without clear margins.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 How long can you safely wait after a lumpectomy before starting radiation?
 Asked: 10/2/2014 Thanks for your timely response. Will get a JH referral.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 Safety of having new axillary lump on 2012 cancer site to be biopsied two years post surgery/25rad treatments..very burned skin last two treatments.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 I had modified radical mastectomy on right breast almost in mid June 2014.
 Asked: 9/26/2014 How long should breast tenderness last after lumpectomy.
 Asked: 9/26/2014 I have ILC left breast. If radiation is ultimately recommended how would my heart be protected? I have a Mitral Valve Prolapse and a strong family history of heart disease.
 Asked: 9/25/2014 I am a 56 year old female with IDC Stage 1A, T1B, N0M0.
 Asked: 9/24/2014 I''m 48, had a lumpectomy and a sentinel node biopsy in January.
 Asked: 9/21/2014 I have had chemo and lumpectomy for Her2 pos stage 2a breast cancer with negative nodes and clear margins.
 Asked: 9/13/2014 I am 43 yo diagnosed with DCIS.
 Asked: 9/12/2014 I had a double mastectomy. Right breast clear and left breast 1.9 cm Idc, isolated tumor cells in sentinel node and dcis covering whole breast.
 Asked: 9/7/2014 I am 41. In my left breast, I have 9 mm IDC grade 3, Er+/Her- to be staged during a lumpectomy next week, along with a sentinal biopsy procedure.
 Asked: 9/6/2014 50 y/o with stage IIB invasive ductal & mostly lobular carcinoma, grade 2-3, multiple foci of invasive ca with 3 cm mass, ER & PgR+,...
 Asked: 9/3/2014 Is it safe to juice while on radiation, if not, why ? Thank you.
 Asked: 9/2/2014 IDC stage 3 grade 3, chemo first, mastectomy second, radiation third.
 Asked: 9/1/2014 Is waiting 2 months after a lumpectomy for removal of peasized lump with clear margin, too long ?
 Asked: 8/30/2014 I had IDC,stage2A,I had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction at the same time,my sentinel node was clear.My tumor was estrogen positive,progesterone and her2 negative.My tumor was...
 Asked: 8/27/2014 I am 51 year old, had lumpectomy 3 weeks ago. According pathology report I have stage 1a cancer.
 Asked: 8/27/2014 Patient is 34 y/o, BRCA2+, TNBC, IDC, 2.4 cm, stage IIa, grade 3.
 Asked: 8/27/2014 I have DCIS in both breasts, and invasive in my right breast of 9mm.
 Asked: 8/24/2014 How common is it for radiation to cause significant breast shrinkage? I am 44 yrs old and s/p lumpectomy x2 on right breast will...
 Asked: 8/22/2014 After lumpectomy and SNB for invasive breast carcinoma pathology report shows clean wide margins and invasive tumor removed during lumpectomy was 1.5mm. According pathology report...
 Asked: 8/22/2014 How does a radiation oncologist determine the LENGTH of a patient''s radiation treatments? I had a re-excision about three weeks after my lumpectomy and am...
 Asked: 8/21/2014 My siste, 65, had a lumpectomy on 7/29 for IDC to remove a 8mm mass, and six lymph node removal or biopsy.
 Asked: 8/19/2014 Thank you for your response to my question on 08/18/14.
 Asked: 8/19/2014 my grandmother 83 yrs had bilateral limited mastectomies and axillary lymph nodes dissection for bilateral small locally invasive duct carcinomas, about 2 months ago, its...
 Asked: 8/18/2014 I just had a bilateral mastectomy on 8/7/14.
 Asked: 8/18/2014 had lumpectomy last week - 6mm - clear margins - lymph nodes normal - estrogen positive - 67 years old - 15 years ago had...
 Asked: 8/18/2014 I had a modified radical mastectomy done on right breast on 06/12/2014.
 Asked: 8/18/2014 My mother 82 y had bilateral lumpectomy for breast cancer and is taking tamoxifen.She has not received radiotherapy till now ( 3 months ) due...
 Asked: 8/17/2014 I had a bilateral mastectomy, not lumpectomy, on 4/30.
 Asked: 8/16/2014 I have had bilateral masterctomy on 4/30.
 Asked: 8/14/2014 Two weeks ago I had lumpectomy with SNB for small invasive liaison (5mm), 2 lymph nodes were removed, hormone positive, HER negative.
 Asked: 8/13/2014 I am 71, had an "incidental" 2mm area of DCIS found during surgery for a benign neoplasm.
 Asked: 8/6/2014 My lumpectomy surgery was June 4th. One node removed found to have micro mets.
 Asked: 8/2/2014 Ijust saw medical oncologist and radiology oncologist today.
 Asked: 7/30/2014 I was diagnosed with P/E neg, her2 + breast cancer, stage 1, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 7/28/2014 Should Centrum Silver vitamin once a day, vitamin C 500 mg once a day and a Rx Niaspan ER 500 mg one bid not be...
 Asked: 7/28/2014 Should I have not taken Rx Niaspan ER 500 mg Bid for cholesterol during 36 rounds of radiation? Also same question related to OTC...
 Asked: 7/28/2014 I am 56 and 4 months post op partial mastectomy left breast IDC stage 1b ER/pr+ her- 0 nodes.
 Asked: 7/22/2014 I am almost 67, good health and had a 4mm tumor removed, lymph nodes clear and grade 2 tumor , est + progesterone+ her2 -...
 Asked: 7/21/2014 All women have to take radiotherapy after nipple sparing mastectomy ? .
 Asked: 7/19/2014 I''m a 55 year old woman who was diagnosed with IDC.
 Asked: 7/16/2014 My Wife has just removed a 2.75cm Grade 3 tumor -- node negative, Estrogen and Pro receptive -- Her 2 neg.
 Asked: 7/13/2014 I am 56 and just had surgery to remove 1.5 cm of IDC.
 Asked: 7/9/2014 What is the best ointment to apply daily after daily radiation treatment? Is it ok to use aquaphor and 100% aloe vera gell...
 Asked: 7/9/2014 I have a very rare cancer, namely cancer at parotid gland (adenoid cystic carcinoma).
 Asked: 7/8/2014 I am 58 and have a Stage 0 DCIS in my right breast, and no family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/5/2014 I have stage 2b node positive ER/PR+Her2- infiltrating ductal breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/5/2014 I have IDC triple positive stage 1 grade 2.

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