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 Asked: 10/27/2014 Will radiation cause blistering? Will it cause discoloration of the skin? Is it painful? How long is a session usually in minutes? What is the purpose of radiation?
 Asked: 10/22/2014 I have had chemotherapy and lumpectomy with lymph node dissection.
 Asked: 10/22/2014 I am a 78 year old woman who recently was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0.
 Asked: 10/19/2014 I had a lumpectomy on July 25 followed by SAVI radiation procedure 2 x a day for 5 days.
 Asked: 10/19/2014 What is the best over the counter cream or lotion to use on breast skin after daily radiation treatments?
 Asked: 10/11/2014 My sister has extensive bones mets to spine causing it to collapse in the thorasic area.
 Asked: 10/11/2014 Can 5 treatments of radiation cause a low red blood cell count as well as low protein and low white cells? I have spine and...
 Asked: 10/10/2014 I had recurrent breast cancer effecting the skin and lymphatic spaces and positive lymph nodes.
 Asked: 10/5/2014 I am 47yo with triple negative breast cancer (grade 3, stage 1b (10mm), node negative)in LEFT breast.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 I am 55 years old and recently had an MRI biopsy and was diagnosed with 5 mm spot of DCIS, estrogen and progesterone negative, grade 3.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 I am 70 years old and have just had a lumpectomy for DCIS.
 Asked: 10/3/2014 Have LCIS and DCIS, and post surgical path report indicates that DCIS was extensive without clear margins.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 How long can you safely wait after a lumpectomy before starting radiation?
 Asked: 10/2/2014 Thanks for your timely response. Will get a JH referral.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 Safety of having new axillary lump on 2012 cancer site to be biopsied two years post surgery/25rad treatments..very burned skin last two treatments.
 Asked: 10/2/2014 I had modified radical mastectomy on right breast almost in mid June 2014.
 Asked: 9/26/2014 How long should breast tenderness last after lumpectomy.
 Asked: 9/26/2014 I have ILC left breast. If radiation is ultimately recommended how would my heart be protected? I have a Mitral Valve Prolapse and a strong family history of heart disease.
 Asked: 9/25/2014 I am a 56 year old female with IDC Stage 1A, T1B, N0M0.
 Asked: 9/24/2014 I''m 48, had a lumpectomy and a sentinel node biopsy in January.
 Asked: 9/21/2014 I have had chemo and lumpectomy for Her2 pos stage 2a breast cancer with negative nodes and clear margins.
 Asked: 9/13/2014 I am 43 yo diagnosed with DCIS.
 Asked: 9/12/2014 I had a double mastectomy. Right breast clear and left breast 1.9 cm Idc, isolated tumor cells in sentinel node and dcis covering whole breast.
 Asked: 9/7/2014 I am 41. In my left breast, I have 9 mm IDC grade 3, Er+/Her- to be staged during a lumpectomy next week, along with a sentinal biopsy procedure.
 Asked: 9/6/2014 50 y/o with stage IIB invasive ductal & mostly lobular carcinoma, grade 2-3, multiple foci of invasive ca with 3 cm mass, ER & PgR+,...
 Asked: 9/3/2014 Is it safe to juice while on radiation, if not, why ? Thank you.
 Asked: 9/2/2014 IDC stage 3 grade 3, chemo first, mastectomy second, radiation third.
 Asked: 9/1/2014 Is waiting 2 months after a lumpectomy for removal of peasized lump with clear margin, too long ?
 Asked: 8/30/2014 I had IDC,stage2A,I had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction at the same time,my sentinel node was clear.My tumor was estrogen positive,progesterone and her2 negative.My tumor was...
 Asked: 8/27/2014 I am 51 year old, had lumpectomy 3 weeks ago. According pathology report I have stage 1a cancer.
 Asked: 8/27/2014 Patient is 34 y/o, BRCA2+, TNBC, IDC, 2.4 cm, stage IIa, grade 3.
 Asked: 8/27/2014 I have DCIS in both breasts, and invasive in my right breast of 9mm.
 Asked: 8/24/2014 How common is it for radiation to cause significant breast shrinkage? I am 44 yrs old and s/p lumpectomy x2 on right breast will...
 Asked: 8/22/2014 After lumpectomy and SNB for invasive breast carcinoma pathology report shows clean wide margins and invasive tumor removed during lumpectomy was 1.5mm. According pathology report...
 Asked: 8/22/2014 How does a radiation oncologist determine the LENGTH of a patient''s radiation treatments? I had a re-excision about three weeks after my lumpectomy and am...
 Asked: 8/21/2014 My siste, 65, had a lumpectomy on 7/29 for IDC to remove a 8mm mass, and six lymph node removal or biopsy.
 Asked: 8/19/2014 Thank you for your response to my question on 08/18/14.
 Asked: 8/19/2014 my grandmother 83 yrs had bilateral limited mastectomies and axillary lymph nodes dissection for bilateral small locally invasive duct carcinomas, about 2 months ago, its...
 Asked: 8/18/2014 I just had a bilateral mastectomy on 8/7/14.
 Asked: 8/18/2014 had lumpectomy last week - 6mm - clear margins - lymph nodes normal - estrogen positive - 67 years old - 15 years ago had...
 Asked: 8/18/2014 I had a modified radical mastectomy done on right breast on 06/12/2014.
 Asked: 8/18/2014 My mother 82 y had bilateral lumpectomy for breast cancer and is taking tamoxifen.She has not received radiotherapy till now ( 3 months ) due...
 Asked: 8/17/2014 I had a bilateral mastectomy, not lumpectomy, on 4/30.
 Asked: 8/16/2014 I have had bilateral masterctomy on 4/30.
 Asked: 8/14/2014 Two weeks ago I had lumpectomy with SNB for small invasive liaison (5mm), 2 lymph nodes were removed, hormone positive, HER negative.
 Asked: 8/13/2014 I am 71, had an "incidental" 2mm area of DCIS found during surgery for a benign neoplasm.
 Asked: 8/6/2014 My lumpectomy surgery was June 4th. One node removed found to have micro mets.
 Asked: 8/2/2014 Ijust saw medical oncologist and radiology oncologist today.
 Asked: 7/30/2014 I was diagnosed with P/E neg, her2 + breast cancer, stage 1, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 7/28/2014 Should Centrum Silver vitamin once a day, vitamin C 500 mg once a day and a Rx Niaspan ER 500 mg one bid not be...
 Asked: 7/28/2014 Should I have not taken Rx Niaspan ER 500 mg Bid for cholesterol during 36 rounds of radiation? Also same question related to OTC...
 Asked: 7/28/2014 I am 56 and 4 months post op partial mastectomy left breast IDC stage 1b ER/pr+ her- 0 nodes.
 Asked: 7/22/2014 I am almost 67, good health and had a 4mm tumor removed, lymph nodes clear and grade 2 tumor , est + progesterone+ her2 -...
 Asked: 7/21/2014 All women have to take radiotherapy after nipple sparing mastectomy ? .
 Asked: 7/19/2014 I''m a 55 year old woman who was diagnosed with IDC.
 Asked: 7/16/2014 My Wife has just removed a 2.75cm Grade 3 tumor -- node negative, Estrogen and Pro receptive -- Her 2 neg.
 Asked: 7/13/2014 I am 56 and just had surgery to remove 1.5 cm of IDC.
 Asked: 7/9/2014 What is the best ointment to apply daily after daily radiation treatment? Is it ok to use aquaphor and 100% aloe vera gell...
 Asked: 7/9/2014 I have a very rare cancer, namely cancer at parotid gland (adenoid cystic carcinoma).
 Asked: 7/8/2014 I am 58 and have a Stage 0 DCIS in my right breast, and no family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/5/2014 I have stage 2b node positive ER/PR+Her2- infiltrating ductal breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/5/2014 I have IDC triple positive stage 1 grade 2.
 Asked: 7/5/2014 I am 72 and have recently been diagnosed with (ER+, PR+ HER2- ) low grade DCIS.
 Asked: 7/2/2014 I am age 60 with IDC and had a lumpectomy on my 2cm tumor which was ER+PR+HER2-.
 Asked: 7/1/2014 81 year old stage 1grade2 infiltrating ductal carcinoma recent lumpectomy with negative margins ER +, HER - tumor size 1.2cm nodes neg.
 Asked: 6/30/2014 55 year old woman, micro-calcifications in duct led to inscisional biopsy where an intermediate IDC of 0.7 mm (!) was found.
 Asked: 6/27/2014 2 years ago I received twice a day radiation for 5 weeks to chest wall for local recurrence.
 Asked: 6/26/2014 Radiation with or without boosts? Hi I have two different recommendations for radiation.
 Asked: 6/25/2014 I am 44, premenopausal and had a mastectomy, one breast only for IDC, ER+ 98, PR+ 96, Her2-, 3cm tumor, sentinel lymph node 1mm, eight...
 Asked: 6/22/2014 My previous question was regarding gray skin falling off post 25 full breast radiation treatments and 4 out of 5 boost treatments.
 Asked: 6/21/2014 Have completed 25 full breast treatments (200cGy each) and 4 out of 5 boost treatments.
 Asked: 6/21/2014 How long does radiation therapy last after all tx completed? Someone told me 2-3 years?
 Asked: 6/20/2014 What is the acceptable time/window to commence radiation after a lumpectomy?
 Asked: 6/19/2014 Can radiation therapy cause nausea.? On boost now at a 200 dose.
 Asked: 6/19/2014 Completed regular rads, 26 of them , and now scheduled for 7 boosts.
 Asked: 6/19/2014 I just finished 8 session of chemo (breast cancer- Stage IIa - lumpectomy ) I just found out that I have positive margin, I was...
 Asked: 6/17/2014 I have a 2 cm tumor IDC and one node with 0.15mm and one node negative.
 Asked: 6/16/2014 I was listening to Dr. Harris who was a speaker at the Miami Breast Conference held in March 2014.
 Asked: 6/16/2014 Addendum to my Q which received a (partial) response from you :” I live in Belgium, age 53, left mastectomy 5/19/14, bifocal DCIS + IDA,...
 Asked: 6/16/2014 I live in Belgium, age 53, left mastectomy 5/19/14, bifocal DCIS + IDA, intramammary LN negative, clear margins, pT2Nx (declined axillary dissection), now preparing for...
 Asked: 6/16/2014 Dx 2.4cm, grade 2, DCIS.
 Asked: 6/13/2014 My wife (54 y/o) was diagnosed on core biopsy (no of needles: 7.) to have papillary DCIS, NG1, no necrosis.
 Asked: 6/12/2014 My mom, who is a healthy, active 74 year old, was diagnosed with IDC, grade 1, stage 1, ER+, no nodes.
 Asked: 6/11/2014 Radiation Grey Area - Stage 1B 1/3 nodes.
 Asked: 6/7/2014 3/21/13 i was diagnosis with triple negative breast cancer with negative lymph nodes.
 Asked: 6/4/2014 Does the duration of post mastectomy radiation therapy vary, ( 3 wks vs 5 wks) and which is better?
 Asked: 6/3/2014 On 05/02/14, I had a lumpectomy on my left breast ...clear margins, no lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 6/3/2014 Hv completed 25 sessions RT last week post lumpectomy for 2cm DCIS clean margins.
 Asked: 6/3/2014 I have had lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatment sessions for a 6 mm tumor of DCIS, which presented with a bloody discharge.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 Am a 55 year old and was diagnosed with high-grade non-invasive DCIS, estrogen-receptive.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 I was diagnosed with stage 1 grade 2 IDC, 1.1 cm, widely clean margins, 3 negative sentinel nodes.
 Asked: 6/1/2014 71 year old woman. Grade 2 lobular tumor (2.8x2.5x2.0 cm) with microscopic invasion of muscle (posterior margin negative along 0.8 cm).
 Asked: 5/30/2014 70 year old woman has had a single mastectomy.
 Asked: 5/29/2014 I''ve been reading back on these q&a''s and see that you mention Radiation doesn''t kill cancer cells.
 Asked: 5/27/2014 I completed 23 out of 33 planned radiation treatments.
 Asked: 5/27/2014 I had a lumpectomy on May 9th.
 Asked: 5/26/2014 Dx DCIS 2cm with Lumpectomy done clean margins.
 Asked: 5/22/2014 hey, unfortunately I can''t get too technical but I had a lumpectomy that found a very small less than 1/4 cm ductal carcinoma with clear...
 Asked: 5/22/2014 In rads treatment , when do skin burns occur..? At anytime?
 Asked: 5/22/2014 I started radiation on a Wed,Th,Fri, then Monday thru Fri, then Mon,Tues, But now machine broken and physicists says not fixable.

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