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 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.
 Asked: 6/12/2012 I was just diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 1, Tumor 3cm, Receptors: Estrogen +, Progesterone +.
 Asked: 6/8/2012 I had DCIS and a lumpectomy. I''m currently doing radiation-28 full breast treatments and 5 boosts.
 Asked: 6/5/2012 I am 35 y/o and have two little ones.
 Asked: 6/4/2012 I recently had a lumpectomy for a grade 1 stage 1 Infiltrating ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 5/30/2012 i just had re excision - here are the results- am i candidate for radiation? Breast right new posterior margin, excision: • Benign fibroadipose tissue with focal...
 Asked: 5/24/2012 I have 5 more weekly taxol treatments at Greenspring station.
 Asked: 5/23/2012 I was diagnosed with Paget''s Disease via biopsy.
 Asked: 5/22/2012 I just recently received an article in Artemis March 2012 issue "Radiation Treatment Transforms Breast Cancer Cells Into Cancer Stem Cells." I am totally confused...
 Asked: 5/21/2012 I finished 15 days of 30 of radiation to my left breast for DCIS stage 0 on Friday with no symptoms except darkening of the skin on my breast.
 Asked: 5/15/2012 Hi. How will the need for radiation be determined, and what are the possible trade-offs and risks of having a mastectomy with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction and no radiation v.
 Asked: 5/4/2012 I had a lumpectomy (with clear margins) for IDC stage 1 grade 3 and have just completed Rads.
 Asked: 5/4/2012 Are thyroid shields necessary today for breast cancer radiation fields? If yes, when. Question why there was mention of thyroid shields in the past? If thyroid problems...
 Asked: 4/26/2012 I was diagnosed with the invasive tumor on my left breast in June 2011 at the age of 49.
 Asked: 4/23/2012 I am going in for a re-excision Monday.
 Asked: 4/23/2012 I just completed a 3 week regimine of Radation and it itches now.
 Asked: 4/16/2012 Hello, I had IDC 1cm, grade 1, no nodes with less than 1mm deep margin after my mastectomy, and my surgeon and radiation oncologist both...
 Asked: 4/12/2012 Is Intraoperative radiation therapy available for early, insitu breast CA that does not have lymph involvement?
 Asked: 4/11/2012 I am 58 years old, diagnosed with DCIS stage 0,histolic grade intermediate, Primarily solid pattern with necrosis and calcification.
 Asked: 4/10/2012 I had IDC right breast. Stage 2a, Grade 1, ER+PR+Her2-, Onctotype DX score 16, 1 positive lymph node/15 (Levels 1 and 2 removed)with exracapsular extenstion of .3mm.
 Asked: 4/9/2012 I recently had a lumpectomy on left breast for DCIS grade 1 and excisional biopsy on right breast for atypical lobular hyperplasia.
 Asked: 4/6/2012 With all due respect, I believe you dodged the question.
 Asked: 4/6/2012 I have IDC. Had a lumpectomy 2/24/12.
 Asked: 4/4/2012 Hi, I was diagnosed with DCIS grade 3/3 through biopsy.
 Asked: 3/27/2012 Had neoadjuvant chemotherapy, TC X 6, (due to oncotype of 25 and two tumors, in right breast, close proxmity, approximately 3 cm total together).
 Asked: 3/24/2012 My next step is radiation therapy after recently being diagnosed with IDC, Stage One, after a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy (negative).
 Asked: 3/23/2012 I am 60 years old and recently had a lumpectomy on my left breast to remove a 2.2cm non-invasive DCIS grade 3 tumor.
 Asked: 3/21/2012 I was told I was in the grey area for Radiation Therapy.
 Asked: 3/20/2012 Is there any current concern regarding the short and long term side effects and overall survival for BRCA 1/2 carriers having radiation therapy? ...

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