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 Asked: 4/7/2013 Hi, is there any research done on whether radiotherapy is more, or less, or not, effective for BRCA+ TNBC patients? Have a good day...
 Asked: 4/7/2013 One more detail: surgery (quadrantectomy) was on July 25 2012, so more than 8 months ago.
 Asked: 4/6/2013 Hello, me again. If I were, however, to go the radiation route now (my last chemo was on 11 Jan, so 12 weeks past), would the therapy still be effective, or is it too late for me to go this route? My cancer was the most aggressive TNBC, Grade 3, stage 2A (2 cm), no node involvement with SNB at least (0/3).
 Asked: 4/6/2013 Hola,buenas tardes. Hace 4 meses operaron a mi madre de 68a,de un carcinoma intraductal in situ,de bajo,1,5cm y RE+.Tratamiento con tamoxifeno.y bordes quirugicos 0,4 el mas...
 Asked: 4/5/2013 Thank you very much! Just to ask a clarification question about metastasis, as my onc did point out that radiation would still be better...
 Asked: 4/5/2013 Hello. I was diagnosed with TNBC, 2 cm IDC, 3 cm including DCIS.
 Asked: 4/3/2013 I have been diagnosed with invasive carcinoma, triple negative.
 Asked: 3/30/2013 I had a lumpectomy on my right breast (1.3 cm tumor- ER and PR positive) My oncotype score was 15 and HER2 negative.
 Asked: 3/11/2013 Hello.otherwise healthy 31 y.o. diagnosed with TNBC, 2.5cm IDC,, stage 2, high grade and BRCA family history.
 Asked: 3/5/2013 My mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/26/2013 Hi Lillie, Thank you always for a quick response - always, am truly grateful.
 Asked: 2/14/2013 I am trying to choose between sentinel lymph node biopsy + mastectomy OR lumpectomy + radiation (and SNB), the main concern being chronic pain.
 Asked: 2/6/2013 Dear Lillie, many thanks for your quick answer! And for your time! Related to my previous questions (ILC 43 yo...), the tumor size was 3.6...
 Asked: 2/6/2013 Dear Lillie, can you please advise if radiation therapy is mandatory in a case of ILC, 43 yo, neochemo (4AC+4T), ER+, PR+, HER2-, Ki67 15%,...
 Asked: 2/3/2013 I Had Radiation Therapy 10 years ago and also internal Radiation for 48 hours for cervical cancer.
 Asked: 2/1/2013 Hello Can anyone tell me if by having breast radiotherapy alone (without taking cancer drugs) can cause peripheral neuropathy..
 Asked: 1/17/2013 I have been diagnosed with a small focus of low grade DCIS.
 Asked: 1/15/2013 thank you for this site, not first time.
 Asked: 1/13/2013 My mom had radiation therapy 3 months back for dcis and now she is experiencing some side effects.
 Asked: 1/10/2013 Can you help me understand...........Looking for general information.
 Asked: 1/1/2013 I am considering foregoing boost, due to >10mm margins.
 Asked: 12/29/2012 My 70 year old wife was diagnosed with DCIS a week before her kidney transplant, she had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 12/27/2012 My tumor was ER+PR+HER2-, lumpectomy, Oncotype DX test pending.
 Asked: 12/26/2012 I am 57 yo and had a very small invasive ductal carcinoma (1.5 mm)diagnosed as an "incidental finding" via sterotactic biopsy in October.
 Asked: 12/13/2012 I had asked an earlier question about radiating the supercavial nodes? You had suggested I get a second opinion from John Hopkins but I would...
 Asked: 12/12/2012 I have 2 of 3 positive nodes, had a lumpectomy and no chemo(low oncotype).
 Asked: 12/9/2012 hi my phatology report is pr week to moderate positive in total of cancer cells.
 Asked: 12/6/2012 Does radiation treatment always hit a part of the lung.
 Asked: 12/5/2012 Is the shortened course of radiation (4 weeks - I think { that''s followed in Canada used on Node positive.
 Asked: 12/2/2012 I''m 42 y/o. Breast augmentation (saline breast implant -under muscle) in 2009 for cosmetic reason.
 Asked: 12/2/2012 Hi Lilly I had breast reduction in mid august and pathology found single focus of DCIS -even though I had pre-op mammo that was clear.
 Asked: 12/1/2012 I have 6 tumors I right breast all about 5mm except one that is 2.1cm.
 Asked: 11/26/2012 Just had bilateral mast. for stage i breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/24/2012 I had blm in July, am completing chemo in December, ER/PR+, Her2-, 1.9 cm, Grade 3, 1/4 lymph nodes +, Oncotype dx score of 6--what...
 Asked: 11/21/2012 I had a recent lumpectomy for invasive ductal cancer, tumor .95 cm in size.
 Asked: 11/18/2012 I am 79 years old & have just been diagnosed with breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/15/2012 I cannot seem to find anything about breast reconstruction if you have to have radiation.
 Asked: 11/12/2012 I am 70 years old. I underwent a left side segmental mastectomy for grade 3 dcis last week.
 Asked: 11/8/2012 2 yrs ago I had stage 1b IDC, 2 lumpectomies, radiation,anastraole (3 more years) and now require a 5 level spinal fusion for unrelated spinal...
 Asked: 11/7/2012 With 4 weeks of radiation therapy as the recommended length of time, what are the pros and cons of 4 weeks vs 6 weeks? How...
 Asked: 11/5/2012 My mother is undergoing IMRT (25 cycles) for breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/4/2012 Is there any proof that doing chemotherapy after radiation is more effective than doing only the radiation? If so what are these trials and statistical...
 Asked: 10/29/2012 I have been diagnosed with grade 3 IDC and comedo high grade DCIS.
 Asked: 10/28/2012 I was diagnosed with invasive lobular/ ductal carcinoma in June.
 Asked: 10/17/2012 I had a lumpectomy last week for DCIS, less than 1 mm invasive found so now DCIS-MI.
 Asked: 10/17/2012 I have been diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma that is very small and will be scheduling a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 10/16/2012 I have been going to an NCI hospital and very satisfied after a bad experience in a regional hospital.
 Asked: 10/16/2012 I am trying to make a decision between a few options that were presented.
 Asked: 10/15/2012 Can you undergo radiation therapy even if have mastectomy to make sure every cell is gone? Im very confused.
 Asked: 10/12/2012 HI, I did undergo a mastectomy (right side) with expander implant.
 Asked: 10/8/2012 Hi,I had IDC grade2 ER,PRpositive Her2 negative1.2 cm ai 2 oclock left breast .
 Asked: 10/4/2012 I am 57 years old & was diagnosed with DCIS this month.
 Asked: 10/2/2012 I am a 64 year old female, diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma on 09/13/2012.
 Asked: 9/30/2012 I am 9 weeks post lumpectomy surgery.
 Asked: 9/22/2012 I had a lumpectomy 7.19.12. IDC 1 cm clear margins, clear lymph nodes.
 Asked: 9/21/2012 Please allow me to rephrase my previous question re: radiation treatment reprogramming breast cancer cells to form deadly metastatic stem cells -- more specifically, it...
 Asked: 9/19/2012 The radiation induced reprogramming of breast cancer stem cells UCLA study (Feb 2012, Stem Cells) has me greatly concerned that there are now breast cancer...
 Asked: 9/17/2012 I am now 6 weeks post bilateral lumpectomy.
 Asked: 9/14/2012 I''ve had lichen sclerosis for many years-genitally .
 Asked: 9/12/2012 I am 54 years old, was diagnosed with DCIS intermediate with comedonecrosis ER+ PR+ MIB-KI67 20% in left breast.
 Asked: 9/12/2012 I completed my radiation for idc of my left breast almost 5 years ago (33 treatments along with lumpectomy and chemo).
 Asked: 9/12/2012 My RO called and said that CT scan shows my heart lies near chest wall so she wants to do rads with a breathing device...
 Asked: 9/9/2012 am day 11 post lt mastectomy+skin preservation+implant Snb negative ,lympnode neg but i have 0.2mm margins anterior my surgeon suggested tamoxifen for 5 yrs but...
 Asked: 9/9/2012 Do women with autoimmiune dissorders who recieve left sided radiation for treatment of breast cancer have a higher incidence of cardiac complications than the general...
 Asked: 9/6/2012 Hi, my mom will be having radiation for her 3rd occurrence of bc.
 Asked: 9/6/2012 Any concerns I should consider before doing a clincial trial for 3 weeks of higher level radiation along with boosts vs traditional radiation of 6...
 Asked: 9/5/2012 i have invasive ductal carcinoma stage 2b grade 3.
 Asked: 9/5/2012 I am 56 years old, diagnosed DCIS micro-invasion (T1mic), sentinel node negative, and lumpectomy was done with very good negative margins (1.5cm).
 Asked: 9/3/2012 Hi, I''m 59 years old and have been diagnosed with IDC to the left breast.
 Asked: 8/31/2012 I am 57 years old, 3 years postmenopause, BMI 22.8, with good health and healthy lifestyle.
 Asked: 8/19/2012 DX with triple neg BC. 4.5cm.
 Asked: 8/19/2012 Is radiation acceptable part of treatment for someone with CREST (limited scleroderma )?
 Asked: 8/15/2012 I have read about Tamoxifen to be started after Radiation Therapy.
 Asked: 8/8/2012 Breast cancer radiation. After treatment #7 ( out of 33), nausea, vomiting and diarrhea started. Now 3 days duration.
 Asked: 8/6/2012 In general, where Triple Negative Metastatic cancer has been diagnosed and both clinical trial chemo + std.
 Asked: 8/5/2012 I am 59, DCIS, left breast, Grade 0, size:2.5mmx4mm, low to intermediate, cribriform and solid, non comedo, no necrosis, margins 3.5 and 0.5 posterior due...
 Asked: 8/4/2012 Is a boost necessary for DCIS? I am currently in radiation therapy.
 Asked: 8/2/2012 Radiation tech suggested paper tape and gauze to tape protruding nipple.
 Asked: 7/24/2012 Are there procedures or ways of blocking of the rad beams that can be done during radiotherapy that protect the heart and lungs? I...
 Asked: 7/20/2012 Dear Lillie, I''ve been recently diagnosed with BC (IDC).
 Asked: 7/18/2012 I had a lumpectomy done in Feb/12, followed by 6 chemo treatments over 18 weeks.
 Asked: 7/15/2012 Please help with nutrition advice for radiation.
 Asked: 7/14/2012 I completed Radiation in April and have had on going problems.
 Asked: 7/13/2012 my friend has DCIS grade 3 with microinvation, DCIS is less than 1 cm the Dr.
 Asked: 7/7/2012 Hi ,hope you all be fine ,I donnot wirite from unted states My sister is 41 Years old and diagnosided with lobular caricnoma breast cancer...
 Asked: 7/5/2012 I finished radiation therapy a little over a year ago.
 Asked: 7/3/2012 Is hair loss a side effect of radiation therapy of left breast & is the heart and lungs protected by radiation therapy..
 Asked: 7/2/2012 Acknowledge each case is different and one needs to have a radiation consult. However, is there general information on the following breast cancer radiation questions: (please indicate...
 Asked: 7/1/2012 After having a bilateral mastectomy in Jan.
 Asked: 7/1/2012 It has been almost 4 months since finishing 5 weeks of radiation for localized recurrence.
 Asked: 6/28/2012 Does Hopkins do deep inhalation radiation therapy? If so, at what locations?
 Asked: 6/24/2012 In general, would lymph edema post op to arm and chest area be a contra-indication to radiation? (Bilateral mastectomy and then chemo for T2N1 ...
 Asked: 6/21/2012 I am a triple negative breast cancer survivor.
 Asked: 6/17/2012 I had a double mastectomy, one breast had 2 cancerous areas.
 Asked: 6/16/2012 I was treated in 2011 for invasive lobular carcinoma on my right breast I had surgery, chemo and Six weeks of radiation.
 Asked: 6/14/2012 Hello it was discovered that I had invasive lobulsr cancer left breasted that didn''t show onmy mammal thesrea was smaller than one cm.
 Asked: 6/14/2012 After radiation for mastectomy, can lymph nodes in chest area still become enlarged? I am aware they can become calcified but can they become...
 Asked: 6/14/2012 I finished Radiation approx. 6 wks.
 Asked: 6/12/2012 I have stage 3 cancer and will undergo radiation after mastectomy.

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