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 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? ...
 Asked: 3/20/2012 Is hypofractionation radiation therapy a current option for triple negative breast cancer radiation therapy? If there are certain criteria for TNBC hypofractionation radiation therapy, what are the criteria? Is...
 Asked: 3/18/2012 I had my surgery at the end of Jan.
 Asked: 3/18/2012 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: 3/10/2012 Can your ribs under your breasts amd directly under the SNB scar feel tight and have sore areas a year after radiation treatment? ...
 Asked: 3/8/2012 Can you tell me how long after lumpectomy is radiation usually started? Someone told me that "everyone they know" started radiation one week after their...
 Asked: 3/7/2012 My mother is 62 years old. She was diagnosed with 1st Stage Ductal Carcinoma six months back.
 Asked: 3/6/2012 I had a lumpectomy after a diagnosis of DCIS and the margins were clear.
 Asked: 3/5/2012 Hello Lillie: Thanks for taking my questions and extending your time, energy and knowledge.
 Asked: 2/29/2012 I am 40 and just finished neoadjuvant chemo, TCH +L for multi focal IDC.
 Asked: 2/26/2012 My mother is 62 years old. She had undergone Modified Radical Mastectomy, 6 chemotherapy and is presently undergoing Radiation therapy and has already completed three weeks of radiation therapy.
 Asked: 2/22/2012 Thank you for your previous quick answer to my question on 2/9/12 regarding radiation therapy that I posted in the wrong category.
 Asked: 2/8/2012 I don''t understand positive margins in the fascia.
 Asked: 2/8/2012 HI, and thank you for taking my question.
 Asked: 2/8/2012 Hi I am about to undergo radiation. My pet ct was obscured due to a pnuemothorax that had occurred due to insertion of the port.
 Asked: 2/7/2012 I have mets to my jaw and the NP Discouged radiation becasue of the side effects like dry mouth and others. On my first round of...
 Asked: 2/7/2012 I am scheduled to start radiation therapy this week.
 Asked: 2/4/2012 Ten years ago I had a lumpectomy & 20 sessions of radiation because of a fibor sarcoma.
 Asked: 1/31/2012 Two questions: I was told that my expanders had to be fully expanded prior to radiation ( I am only going for the smallest of...
 Asked: 1/30/2012 Thank you very much for your swift response on my norwegian 60-year old mothers condition.
 Asked: 1/28/2012 My 23 year old daughter has stage 3 breast cancer, estrogen +, 2 of 11 lymph nodes involved.
 Asked: 1/26/2012 I was diagnosed with Stage 2B Her2+, ER+, PR+ breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/25/2012 One had neoadjuvant chemo and surgery for breast cancer but no radiation. If one now has second thoughts about not having radiation, what is the...
 Asked: 1/25/2012 In a few weeks I will begin radiation treatment following a lumpectomy for stage 1 breast ca.
 Asked: 1/24/2012 Do you perform Interoperative Radiation Therapy during the removal of a lumpectomy? .
 Asked: 1/21/2012 I had DCIS ...stage 0 grade 2.
 Asked: 1/20/2012 My 60 year old mother was sucessfully treated for breast cancer with surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy about 15 years ago and have now regrettably got...
 Asked: 1/16/2012 Patient is 76, had a lumpectomy on 12/30/11.
 Asked: 1/15/2012 I had a left breast mastectomy on December after a local recurrence.
 Asked: 1/12/2012 Hello, My mother is 77 and was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 1/12/2012 Hello, My mother is 77 and was diagnosed with invasive interductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 1/11/2012 I had TNBC in 2003, refused treatment except for mastectomy.
 Asked: 1/9/2012 I have been diagnosed with Stage 1b breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/6/2012 Hello. I asked about the radiation after a two month wait (after chemo) I have chosen the smallest of implants and the plastic surgeon at mayo expressed there is some risk- but that they are comfortable with the radiation after implants.
 Asked: 1/6/2012 Would a two month period ( for breast inserts) between radiation therapy and completing chemo compromise the efficacy and success of the radiation therapy
 Asked: 12/31/2011 should I have radiation on both sides if one (right) breast had a large ilc >4 cm and extensive LCIS? I am getting radiation on...
 Asked: 12/23/2011 Does the Breast Center offer whole breast hypofractionated radiation for DCIS patients who have had breast conservation surgery? Under what circumstances? I have...
 Asked: 12/22/2011 My mother is 62 years old. She had Ductal Carcinoma in her right side.
 Asked: 12/21/2011 I am five years out from dx and treatment of micro-invasive DCIS.
 Asked: 12/21/2011 I''m half way through my radiation treatment.

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