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 Asked: 11/11/2013 Thank you for all your help! I had my lumpectomy late May.
 Asked: 11/10/2013 I was diagnosed in May with IDC and a positive lymph node.
 Asked: 11/6/2013 I had a double mastectomy with 4 sentinal nodes removed of which two were positive, one had a extra nodal extension of 0.1 cm.
 Asked: 11/4/2013 Trying to decide between three week vs.
 Asked: 10/31/2013 I am 63. had radiation 12 years ago for early stage, no lymph gland, lumpectomy.
 Asked: 10/31/2013 I''m 67 years old post left breast lumpectomy September 16 2013.
 Asked: 10/29/2013 80 year old dcis stage zero radiation 3 week versus 6 week and tamoxifen following is current protocal .
 Asked: 10/29/2013 Hi, My sister was diagnosed with stage-2 hormone positive/Her-2 negative breast cancer in 2007.
 Asked: 10/29/2013 What is the basis for the radiation protocols that recommend six plus weeks over the previous 5 plus weeks.
 Asked: 10/26/2013 Hi, I''m 40 years old biopsy pathology report reads: DCIS nuclear grade 3, flat type, pTis + ADH and flat epithelial atypia.
 Asked: 10/25/2013 Sorry to bother you again but what is the least amount of radiation you can have with hypofractional radiation therapy?(no.
 Asked: 10/23/2013 I am a 57-year-old post-menopausal woman who has just had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 10/23/2013 Thank you for your answer to the previous question.
 Asked: 10/22/2013 I am 75 years old, had a lumpectomy for a 7mm stage 1 tumor with no cancer cells in the margins or lymph nodes.
 Asked: 10/22/2013 I am 55 y/0 diagnosed with IDC.
 Asked: 10/22/2013 Is it more effective to get tattoos prior to radiation treatment or are Sharpie felt tip markers just as good? What is the standard protocol?..
 Asked: 10/21/2013 can I have breast reduction surgery if I had radiation in one breast?
 Asked: 10/14/2013 How soon after lumpectomy should radiation occur?
 Asked: 10/14/2013 Thank You for your response.
 Asked: 10/14/2013 Hello, I am new to your page and really appreciate this site! Things have moved fast.
 Asked: 10/9/2013 I am needing some information regarding having Radiation Therapy or when Radiation Therapy is not necessary.
 Asked: 10/7/2013 It has been 6 mos. since my lumpectomy and the fluid buildup is increasing? I recently had an ultrasound and was assured it was FLUID.
 Asked: 10/7/2013 I had lumpectomy, chemo, radiation to the left breast in 2009.
 Asked: 10/7/2013 I was diagnosed with IDC, stage 1c, 1.7 cm tumor left breast, her2+++, er+/pr+, sentinel biopsy, node negative.
 Asked: 10/1/2013 I will have a lumpectomy on 10/15 for DCIS stage 0.
 Asked: 9/30/2013 what time interval should I expect between wide local excision with sentinel node biopsy (on Sept 3 2013) and the start of my whole breast...
 Asked: 9/30/2013 I recently completed 2 weeks of a 6 week radiation plan for pleural mesothelioma right lung, did a ct scan and had to stop due...
 Asked: 9/27/2013 I am concerned as I had breast cancer in left breast, Stage 1a, 6mm tumor, grade 2 clear margins, NO nodes and will be having radiation.
 Asked: 9/22/2013 I had a mastectomy with aln removal and chemo my onco said i dont need radiation 1+ lymph node removed along with 13-...
 Asked: 9/22/2013 I have only had two radiation treatments but I was wondering if it is possible to have hot flashes from them? Also is it...
 Asked: 9/21/2013 I was diagnosed with DCIS in right breast AFTER breast reduction surgery in Sept 2012 (nothing had shown up on pre-surgery mammo).
 Asked: 9/20/2013 I''m 51 years old and recently had a lumpectomy on my left side for a 0.5 cm IDC (stage 1, clear lymph nodes, ER/PR+, HER2-).
 Asked: 9/18/2013 My onco said i dont need radiation, because i had mastectomy, im almost done with chemo,i am t neg.
 Asked: 9/17/2013 I''m scheduled to start radiation 9 1/2 weeks after my lumpectomy.
 Asked: 9/16/2013 My 53 yr old wife just completed Canadian plan Radiation for Stage 1 N0 ER+/HER- IDC. She told her Radiology Oncologist that she was having intermittent...
 Asked: 9/11/2013 what about using Elocon, (mometasne furoate) to cope with some of the side effects of radiation dermatitis?
 Asked: 8/29/2013 I am having readiotherapy, I am in Australia, this is my 16 th day, they never covered my other breast and said its only target...
 Asked: 8/28/2013 Thank you for the great services! I''m 58 and I have my lumpectomy (right breast mass) on May 24.
 Asked: 8/26/2013 In July I had a double mast due to IDC,2 tumors in left breast measured 2.5 and 0.4.
 Asked: 8/22/2013 I''m 47 and am receiving radiation. After 5th treatment I noticed some swelling and tenderness.
 Asked: 8/21/2013 81 yr.old with severe COPD/emphysema, O2 2.5 24/7, otherwise good health.
 Asked: 8/12/2013 While having lingering breathlessness from radiation & also taking Exemestane, is it safe to go on a vacation to mountains with high altitudes? .
 Asked: 8/7/2013 How was the determination made that radiation on women after age 70 was optional after lumpectomies? They still keep them on hormonal therapy..
 Asked: 8/7/2013 Wife had lumpectomy eight weeks ago on right breast, T1N0M0, Her2-.
 Asked: 8/7/2013 I had breast cancer, lumpectomy and radiation therapy 10 years ago.
 Asked: 8/7/2013 My breast has been oozing for more than 2 months.
 Asked: 8/6/2013 I had lumpectomy June 27 and started radiation exactly 5 weeks later.
 Asked: 7/31/2013 My wife has Stage IIA breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/30/2013 Diagnosed stage 1 in left breast. 1.6mm very small.
 Asked: 7/29/2013 I had a lumpectomy with ALND with 2/22 positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 7/22/2013 I am 54 yo, perimenopausal, recently had lumpectomy (right breast) for DCIS and learned that all of the cancer had actually been removed during biopsy...
 Asked: 7/21/2013 I am 64, had a mild to moderate brain stem stroke six months ago, am still in rehab, and also diagnosed around same time with...
 Asked: 7/16/2013 Is it possible to have edema in the rib cage area after having radiation treatments to the chest wall? .
 Asked: 7/16/2013 I have to have re-excision after July 5 lumpectomy for two margins, probably August 5.
 Asked: 7/15/2013 In October 2012 I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in my left breast and dcis in my right breast.
 Asked: 7/11/2013 Had lumpectomy 3.5 weeks ago. Radiation will start soon and breast still sore.
 Asked: 6/30/2013 A year ago I underwent aggressive radiation treatments for a local recurrence on the chest wall of the mastectomy site.
 Asked: 6/25/2013 Is there a specific site at John Hopkins where radiation treatment takes place after breast conservation surgery? I need this information for planning for...
 Asked: 6/25/2013 I am having lumpectomies on bilateral cancer (one in each breast) in July at John Hopkins.
 Asked: 6/19/2013 had triple neg breast ca 2007 treated by lumpectomy,then wider incision with node removal but clear,chemo then 6 wks radiation.Now 6 yrs later very suspicious...
 Asked: 6/19/2013 I finished 6 chemo treatments out of 8 for stage 2 breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/17/2013 Two years ago I was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, had a double mastectomy with implants, Stage 1.
 Asked: 6/5/2013 My friend had a lumpectomy and axillary dissection followed by chemo, and is now receiving radiation treatments.
 Asked: 5/30/2013 I had bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy of both breasts with malignancy and implants in 1981.
 Asked: 5/26/2013 If I were to undergo lumpectomy for DCIS (12mm size, intermed.
 Asked: 5/21/2013 I have been diagnosed with breast cancer in both breast.
 Asked: 5/15/2013 Hi Lillie:I am postmenopausal, and I had lumpectomy for DCIS in December 2012, and I have completed radiation therapy for the whole breast, with a...
 Asked: 5/11/2013 I have 5 of 6 weeks of radiation completed and have some skin irritation under my arm, darkening and reddening skin and now sore.
 Asked: 5/9/2013 I am just finishing up 5 weeks of radiation for DCIS non invasive.
 Asked: 5/5/2013 Dear Lillie, BRCA1 TNBC 2 cm IDC.
 Asked: 4/27/2013 I was diagnosed with her2 positive +++ breast cancer in the left breast.
 Asked: 4/24/2013 Radiation therapy after 15 weeks post chemo - still effective or not? TNBC, BRCa1 VUS, 2 cm (3 cm including DCIS), grade 3, node...
 Asked: 4/19/2013 Would you recommend a work-up by a Cardiologist after completing radiation treatment (33 treatments)for breast cancer on the left side? If so, would it be...
 Asked: 4/19/2013 Hi Lillie, I am Stage 1, Grade 3, ER+ PR+ Her2- Oncotype score 18.
 Asked: 4/18/2013 Hi there, I was diagnosed with invasive ductal and lobular carcinoma and had a left breast partial mastectomy in November 2012.
 Asked: 4/18/2013 I have just read several new articles that show supporting evidence that radiation treatment does not kill breast cancer stem cells and in fact changes...
 Asked: 4/11/2013 Dear JH. I have TNBC and BRCA1 Unknown Variant.
 Asked: 4/9/2013 Hi. I had 3 sessions (out of 33 sessions) of radiotherapy (540 cGy) after being diagnosed TNBC BRCA1.
 Asked: 4/8/2013 My doctor is suggested the hypofractionated radiation for me..16 days of radiation.
 Asked: 4/8/2013 But I am so worried about the under armpit area lymph nodes to forgo rads and choose BMX now after 9 months that my cancer was diagnosed.
 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.

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