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 Asked: 2/21/2014 My mother-in-law is 83 years old. Following her Mammogram she had a stereotactic biopsy(she described that they were ripping her apart) that found DCIS.
 Asked: 2/18/2014 DX: High grade DCIS with comedo necrosis and microcalcifications, ER+, PR+.
 Asked: 2/13/2014 Recent lumpectomy for Stage 0, 3mm DCIS, non-invasive papillary carcinoma., estrogen positive.
 Asked: 2/12/2014 I have read that for left breast cancer the radiation can cause heart problems and that one way to avoid this is to have the...
 Asked: 2/11/2014 I began radiation 7 wks after lumpectomy.
 Asked: 2/11/2014 My wife is triple positive, did neoadjuvtant chemo and is having bilateral mastectomy at end of month.
 Asked: 2/9/2014 Hi , my biopsies result came back with KI-67.
 Asked: 2/6/2014 I had a lumpectomy on my LEFT breast in January and was diagnosed with DCIS.
 Asked: 2/6/2014 I recently had a lumpectomy for a grade 1, <.5cm tumor with no lymph node involvement, 98% ER+PR receptive and HER negative.
 Asked: 2/2/2014 I am 61, s/p R side lumpectomy of infiltrating CA , tubulolobular type.
 Asked: 2/2/2014 My wife (40 yrs) was diagnosed after surgery with a DCIS tumor of 0.3 cm and of low grade of malignancy.
 Asked: 2/2/2014 IDC in right breast 2 cm and dr said possible stage 1.
 Asked: 2/2/2014 I had DCIS diagnosis and a subsequent lumpectomy.
 Asked: 1/31/2014 I am a 57 year old with breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/30/2014 Hi there. I am having my treatments done in the prone position.
 Asked: 1/30/2014 Hi... I was wondering how exactly does radiation work...does it actually kill breast cancer cells so they do not recur as I recently heard it actually...
 Asked: 1/29/2014 This question is about brachytherapy for uterine cancer.
 Asked: 1/29/2014 Pros and cons of 6 weeks vs.
 Asked: 1/26/2014 It has been 15 months since I had radiation of my left breast after lumpectomy for DCIS.
 Asked: 1/25/2014 I am outside of United States,in my country the start of the radiation therapy takes sometimes long time.
 Asked: 1/24/2014 I have recently had a lumpectomy for DCIS, high grade.
 Asked: 1/20/2014 I have recently had a lumpectomy for DCIS, high grade.
 Asked: 1/20/2014 After a lumpectomy for DCIS, high grade, with clear margins of 6 mm or more.
 Asked: 1/20/2014 My RO at a major cancer center is recommending the shortened radiation protocol.
 Asked: 1/20/2014 If you wanted to do a fat tissue breast replacemnt after radiation and are a thin person could you have a donor??
 Asked: 1/18/2014 I had an 11 mm lump removed November 26, 2013 stage I clear margins no nodes involved and am about to start radiation.
 Asked: 1/16/2014 Thanks for answering my previous question. My daughter started rad tx to her thoracic spine about a week ago but continues to have back pain radiating to her ribs.
 Asked: 1/16/2014 Hello there .I am about to start radiotherapy on tuesday coming.I have had a lumpectomy and then a second operation to cut to the margins.They...
 Asked: 1/16/2014 I am on radiation day 7 Whole breast, out of a planned total 28 fractions ( 180 per fx) then a course of 7-8...
 Asked: 1/15/2014 I just had a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders.
 Asked: 1/13/2014 Just received Onco score of 12. Had left breast lumpectomy 12/6/13 w/sentinel node bio.
 Asked: 1/10/2014 A year ago, I had a lumpectomy and SNB and started radiation 7 weeks after surgery.
 Asked: 1/9/2014 Opted for APBI after lumpectomy of 1.3 cm tumor with no lymph node or margin involvement.
 Asked: 1/8/2014 Hello. I have iDC stage 2b, 3 of 16 rt node positive.
 Asked: 1/6/2014 What is the maximum time to wait for radiation treatment to begin in stage 1 estrogen and progesterone receptor breast cancer? Thank you.
 Asked: 1/4/2014 I had BL mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with TE.
 Asked: 1/3/2014 My daughter had a bilateral mastectomy in 2005 for Stage II breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/2/2014 I''m not sure if this question is in the correct category.
 Asked: 1/1/2014 I was diagnosed with DCIS in was a fraction of a cm..
 Asked: 12/31/2013 I had a lumpectomy Oct 21, 2013.
 Asked: 12/27/2013 I had a left unilateral mastectomy two weeks ago and the pathology report puts me at Stage 3a, ILC 9.4 cm with 2 postive nodes out of 54, one at 8mm.
 Asked: 12/27/2013 I was diagnosed with DCIS October 7.
 Asked: 12/19/2013 I am 60 years old. I had a total hysterectomy surgery.
 Asked: 12/16/2013 I had a lumpectomy in right breast Nov 22, Stage 1, 1.6 cm tumor-negative margins and negative sentinel nodes.
 Asked: 12/16/2013 Had lumpectomy on Nov. 19 for stage 1 breast tumor that was 1.6 cm..
 Asked: 12/15/2013 I was diagnosed with breast cancer in May, had double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction (expanders) in June and am currently completing ACT chemo
 Asked: 12/14/2013 My wife has invasive lobular carcinomas, stage 1A, HER2-positive. The radiologist suggests whole breast External Beam Radiation Therapy over a seven week period verses Intraoperative...
 Asked: 12/12/2013 I have idc, grade 1, stage 1(they think).
 Asked: 12/9/2013 I had a lumpectomy done in both breasts.
 Asked: 12/9/2013 I had a lumpectomy for Stage 1, clear nodes breast cancer...
 Asked: 12/9/2013 Is radiation possible for patients on warfarin.
 Asked: 12/6/2013 Should tissue expanders be exchanged for implants before or after radiation? I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate tissue expanders, diagnosed stage IIIa (4 lymph...
 Asked: 12/3/2013 How long do I have to wait for Radiation therapy after a lumpectomy? .
 Asked: 12/2/2013 Hi! I am a 40 y/o woman with double mastectomy for multicentric rt sided low grade invasive ductal carcinoma, neg nodes (estrogen positive, progesterone positive...
 Asked: 12/2/2013 I had a lumpectomy grade 2 tunt until after 8 weeks following surgerymour, ICD, under 2 cm non Her2, E and P positive, margins...
 Asked: 11/30/2013 I have stage 4 with several mets to the spine, tailbone and pelvic bones.
 Asked: 11/30/2013 Hi there. I am a 47 year old woman who had a mastectomy on left side at the beginning of June 2013 and from the end of July had 6 X FEC-T chemo.
 Asked: 11/29/2013 can breast cancer radiation therapy be given monday - wednesday - friday for a longer period of time and be as effective as 5 days a week?
 Asked: 11/28/2013 I am 57 yrs. old and just had a lumpectomy for Type 1A BC, tumor was 1.4, 4 lymph nodes removed and all negative, thin margins.My Radiation Dr.
 Asked: 11/28/2013 I had a two-inch tumor removed from my left breast during a double mastectomy about three months ago.
 Asked: 11/27/2013 Diagnosed with .triple negative, grade 3, .8cm IDCIS June 2013.
 Asked: 11/26/2013 I am a 71yr old lady having had lumpectomy with sentinal and a another node removed 22 days ao .
 Asked: 11/25/2013 just a follow up question. after having a double mastectomy, how long do you have until you must decide on treatment (chemo/radiation).
 Asked: 11/25/2013 IDC 2.7CM positive her2 neg. 2 nodes found positive 47 years old onco score 11.
 Asked: 11/25/2013 Thank you very much for answering my question re: IDC IIIB/micromet/ DIEP Flap complemented with implants pre radiation.
 Asked: 11/24/2013 I was diagnosed with IDC IIIB in the left breast, and have completed six sessions of TAC, undergone skin sparing mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap...
 Asked: 11/21/2013 I am a 27 year old female.I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in August and it was contained in one spot and it was Stage 2.
 Asked: 11/21/2013 I am 47 with Infiltrating DCIS (intermediate grade) grade 2, margins clear, 2 lumps that became intertwined somehow total length of which was 65mm, 1...
 Asked: 11/20/2013 I had invasive lobular carcinoma, stage 1, left breast.
 Asked: 11/20/2013 I am currently undergoing radiation therapy to my breast, after having breast cancer surgery (for invasive ductal cancer). Will drinking one cup of green tea a...
 Asked: 11/19/2013 I was diagnosed with triple negative, stage 2, grade 3, node negative ductal breast cancer.
 Asked: 11/19/2013 I have breast implants and have been told that I will probably need radiation.
 Asked: 11/19/2013 I had a lumpectomy on Oct. 21st.
 Asked: 11/18/2013 I''ve been diagnosed with a Stage 1 very early detected invasive lobular cancer (6mm).
 Asked: 11/19/2013 are there actual statistics for recurrance in 60-65 year old women who are post menopausal women with stage 1 breast cancer 1.2 cm, no lymph...
 Asked: 11/18/2013 I have rectal cancer stage 3 now I have been through 4 wks radiation and my vagina is so burnt.
 Asked: 11/14/2013 DCIS patient had mastectomy, three sentinel lymph nodes were removed, one lymph node showed micro invasion, surgeon did not perform axillary dissection, after surgery she...
 Asked: 11/14/2013 Hello, 56 yo, post stereotactic core biopsy 8/12/13, MRI after biopsy nonmass enhancement ( 4cm AP extent site of proven DCIS), (2cm anterior &...
 Asked: 11/11/2013 Hello, I was dx with DCIS, had a partial mastectomy Sept 10 2010, no DCIS found in any of the removed tissue and it appeared...
 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.

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