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 Asked: 8/31/2016 Hello! I am American and live overseas.
 Asked: 8/30/2016 My mom was diagnosed with stage IV mets breast cancer with dermatomyositis in January 2016.
 Asked: 8/29/2016 I just finished radiation for DCIS -STAGE 0--am now taking Tamoxifen.
 Asked: 8/28/2016 I''ve had second excision lumpectomy for dcis and next step is radiation but I had radiation on my enlarged thymus and my concern is destroying...
 Asked: 8/25/2016 I had a lumpectomy with a 1.0 cm.
 Asked: 8/25/2016 Referring to www.hopkinsbreastcenter.org/services/ask_expert/viewquestions.asp?id=999836719 So what do you exactly suggest, what will be better for my health, continuing with radiation or stopping it till my infection is...
 Asked: 8/25/2016 Hello, I am 49 just diagnosed with DCIS, lumpectomy aug 1, 3-5mm margins, ER/PR +, 1cm x 8mm.
 Asked: 8/25/2016 Hi... got urinary tract infection during radiation therapy...
 Asked: 8/25/2016 I am 64 years old and Stage 1 breast, no nodes.
 Asked: 8/25/2016 I had a lumpectomy with a 1.0 cm.
 Asked: 8/25/2016 I was just diagnosed with a grade 1 6mm, ILC tumor in my left breast.
 Asked: 8/22/2016 Me again. I am a healthy seventy year old and have had radiation on my right breast for a 1cm tumor that was rated as a 1 on a scale of 1-5, as I previously stated.
 Asked: 8/22/2016 hi... completed 10/30 sessions of radiation.
 Asked: 8/19/2016 Is it standard practice to radiate 3 fields, whole breast, axilla and supraclavicular areas with 1-2 positive sentinel nodes? I was told by surgeon...
 Asked: 8/18/2016 Thank you. The question is for a previous one pure DCIS that is.5cm with clear margins and intermediate grade for 60 year old which radiation therapy...5 day partial breast radiation or 16 session whole Breast radiation...if it comes back ...if I get partial breast can they do radiation again there or not likely to give radiation again with either .
 Asked: 8/18/2016 Bilateral bc diagnosis at the same time.
 Asked: 8/18/2016 hi... why does one get fatigue during radiation therapy? I mean, since radiation is focused on breast and axilla only, why whole body gets affected? What are the ways to deal with it? Also, I have irritation in my throat, can radiation cause that too? I have got 8 radiations till now.
 Asked: 8/18/2016 diagnosed with stage 0 DCIS my tumor was.5cm intermediate grade er/PR negative.Had side margins.
 Asked: 8/17/2016 Do you start counting weeks until radiation begins from the first lumpectomy or from the second surgery for re-excision to get clean margins? There was...
 Asked: 8/16/2016 I am 70 and have had a lumpectomy.
 Asked: 8/13/2016 hi... Referring to www.hopkinsbreastcenter.org/services/ask_expert/viewquestions.asp?id=999836505 I talked to my oncologist, he says there must be a gap of 6-8 hours between two radiotherapy sessions.
 Asked: 8/12/2016 Referring to www.hopkinsbreastcenter.org/services/ask_expert/viewquestions.asp?id=999836502 Actually, tomorrow is my 5th session and they say my time will be fixed from then on
 Asked: 8/11/2016 What is better for breast cancer, vmat or imrt? Can both vmat and imrt be given on same machine? Is elekta XVI linac capable of giving VMAT?..
 Asked: 8/11/2016 hi... I got left mrm surgery and now getting VMAT radiation.
 Asked: 8/11/2016 3.0 cm invasive ductal cell. 4 mm additional site 3 cm away Mastectomy - 1 sentinel node positive, 1 sentinel node negative.
 Asked: 8/8/2016 What is the optimal time after a reexcision lumpectomy that radiation should begin? (Chemo was already completed before the reexcision.) I have heard both 3...
 Asked: 8/8/2016 What is your view on taking tamoxifen at the same time as radiation therapy vs.
 Asked: 8/8/2016 I will be receiving radiation treatments very soon for breast cancer(no chemotherapy required).
 Asked: 8/7/2016 I am 43 years old, 1.5 cm IDC in R breast upper inner quadrant, grade 3, had lumpectomy, 0/0 nodes, extensive LVI.
 Asked: 8/7/2016 I had a lumpectomy, then a week later doctor told me I will need re excision.
 Asked: 8/7/2016 I am 43, IDC grade 3, 1.5 cm, LVI, node negative.
 Asked: 8/5/2016 I had a lumpectomy for stage 0 DCIS.
 Asked: 8/4/2016 Hi, I finished my 35 rad treatments in April.
 Asked: 8/3/2016 Hi Lillie, I finished radiation in mid-April and my breast is still swollen and sometimes tender.
 Asked: 8/2/2016 I am 78 years old and just had lumpectomy for Stage 1A invasive breast cancer, node negative and estrogen positive.
 Asked: 8/2/2016 Hi, i''m in my last week of radiation treatment for non invasive hormone positive stage 2 ductal carcinoma clear nodes and my skin is just wrecked.
 Asked: 7/27/2016 Thanks for answering my question that started, "i completed 21 days of radiation therapy on June 16" for DCIS." I am actually experiencing what feels...
 Asked: 7/26/2016 I am 78 years old and just had a lumpectomy for Stage 1A, node negative, estrogen positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/26/2016 I am just finishing my 25th radiation treatment today.
 Asked: 7/25/2016 I''m 48 was diagnosed with DCIS, I had a lumpectomy and will start radiation therapy.
 Asked: 7/25/2016 Is protein therapy a good or even better choice for post lumpectomy surgery on left side invasive ductal stage 1? Want to reduce radiation risk..
 Asked: 7/25/2016 I completed 21 days of radiation therapy on June 16th for DCIS.
 Asked: 7/24/2016 I am starting my final week of radiation therapy and besides the burn am beginning to get a raspy voice and mild cough, as predicted.
 Asked: 7/24/2016 Are there studies that talk about the risk of radiation to the left breast in the prone position? (Lumpectomy was done on it) My dr...
 Asked: 7/19/2016 My wife was diagnosed with DCIS Stage 0 right breast about a month ago, MRI negative no invasiveness.
 Asked: 7/17/2016 How soon can you start exercising after radiation therapy? I had lumpectomy, 4 AC and 31 radiations.
 Asked: 7/17/2016 I was diagnosed with 2mm invasive ductal carcinoma in Nov 15.
 Asked: 7/17/2016 Dear doctor, My mother had a left breast mastectomy in 2011 for cancer treatment and completed all follow up treatments in regard to the same.
 Asked: 7/12/2016 Visited radiation oncologist and was told after two weeks of radiation would develop a cough due to part of my lung would be in radiation field.
 Asked: 7/12/2016 I was diagnosed with DCIS, high grade, ER and PR neg, stage 0, on March 9.
 Asked: 7/11/2016 Had oncoplastic surgery in May. 2 sisters w bc 10 yrs ago.
 Asked: 7/10/2016 Is 37 radiation treatments for stage 1 no nodes no LVI bc too much? When and why is CT prescribed for radiation treatment.
 Asked: 7/5/2016 I just finished 34 radiation treatments for stage 1 invasive lobular breast cancer June 23, 2016.
 Asked: 7/5/2016 When does Radiation for DCIS usually begin after a Lumpectomy? What does Radiation entail and what can I expect?
 Asked: 7/1/2016 I was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0 in March 2016.
 Asked: 6/28/2016 My mother 66 years She has had surgery and radiotherapy for 6 weeks(completed 10 days back) and her lymphocytes have become low to 5.7.
 Asked: 6/28/2016 I completed radiation therapy one month ago for DCIS.
 Asked: 6/24/2016 I just started radiation therapy 3 days ago.
 Asked: 6/23/2016 Is the recurrence scoring for an Oncotype DX DCIS test compromised if you are BRCA2.
 Asked: 6/23/2016 I am 37 years old, 9 weeks post-lumpectomy (with clear margins) for DCIS high-grade with comedo-necrosis, ER/PR negative, HER2 positive, OncotypeDX DCIS score of 50
 Asked: 6/23/2016 68 years old and BRAC2 determination in January 2016.
 Asked: 6/19/2016 My wife 41 was diagnosed with ILC, (grade 2, stage 2) she initially underwent Breast Concervation Surgery, however after pathology was done, the surgeon wasn''t...
 Asked: 6/19/2016 I completed breast radiation for DCIS (5mm, stage 0, ER/PR negative, non-invasive)3 1/2 months ago.
 Asked: 6/17/2016 When does radiation therapy usually begin after lumpectomy and SNB?
 Asked: 6/17/2016 Is an MRI performed before radiation treatment? If so, with or w/o contrast? Thanks!
 Asked: 6/17/2016 I am meeting oncologist next week after oncoplastic surgery.
 Asked: 6/17/2016 What is the best type of radiation therapy/technology for women who is having neoadjuvant Chemotherapy followed by double mastectomy .
 Asked: 6/13/2016 a study conducted by Zablostska and Neuget which corollates radiation therapy post mastectomy (but not post lumpectomy) with increased rates of lung cancer, 10 yrs+...
 Asked: 6/12/2016 Does breast size come into play to determine the length of radiation therapy? I am size 44D.
 Asked: 6/12/2016 I have had a unilateral mastectomy for invasive lobular carcinoma.
 Asked: 6/12/2016 Hx Stage IIb breast cancer 2010. Mastectomy w/implant reconstruction 2011.
 Asked: 6/11/2016 I had a lumpectomy 5 1/2 weeks ago for Grade 1C invasive ductal carcinoma 1.5cm, and 1cm DCIS intermediate grade II.
 Asked: 6/6/2016 I am 65, had a lumpectomy, .7 cm tubular carcinoma , clear margins and lymph nodes.
 Asked: 6/6/2016 I am a RN with over 19 years of ER, Trauma and ICU experinece.
 Asked: 6/6/2016 What is the my risk of local recurrence and distance with and without radiation therapy? I realize radiation is for local control.
 Asked: 6/3/2016 Is a radiation boost (16 GY?) adequate to deal with a micro focal positive margin of less than 1mm on IDC? The IDC being 1.9...
 Asked: 6/2/2016 I recently had surgery for DCIS and will have radiation treatments.
 Asked: 6/1/2016 After 16 radiation treatments on my left breast, no chemo involved, should the burning under the breast start to relieve.
 Asked: 6/1/2016 What are the complications involved when radiation is given over large seromas after left MRM surgery (200-300ml aspirated every 4-5 days)? or having seroma or not...
 Asked: 5/30/2016 I am post lumpectectomy for left breast DCIS, grade 3 with microinvasion on biopsy.
 Asked: 5/29/2016 Hi...
 Asked: 5/29/2016 Hello, my mom had a 1.2cm tumor that spread to 2 lymph nodes (so stage II).
 Asked: 5/27/2016 I am 37, recently diagnosed with DCIS 6mm, cribriform-type, low to intermediate grade, necrosis & calcifications.
 Asked: 5/25/2016 I asked similar question in metastasis forum, and they suggested to consult radio oncologist, I will take his opinion but I request a second opinion...
 Asked: 5/25/2016 Had a lumpectomy with 3 sentinel nodes removed on November 21, 2015 left breast.
 Asked: 5/23/2016 Best friend of 40 years had lumpectomy/rads 29 years ago.
 Asked: 5/20/2016 Are there any studies on whether radiation therapy is a recommended treatment for someone who had DCIS (high grade, ER+, with comedo necrosis) and had...
 Asked: 5/17/2016 I am a 62 year old who had a lumpectomy on my left breast and 5 lymph nodes were removed, 2 showed malignant, in January.
 Asked: 5/17/2016 My mom is undergoing radiation tomotherapy, 9 sessions are over for breast cancer and her neutrophil is 89.8%, lymphocyte% is 5.7% and eosinophil count is...
 Asked: 5/16/2016 I am 44 y old, who had neoadjuvant tx(C/T/H/P) for treatment of triple positive invasive mammary carcinoma low combined histologic grade 1.6cm with intermediate grade...
 Asked: 5/13/2016 I am 55 years old and had a 1 cm tubular carcinoma removed 4 months ago.
 Asked: 5/11/2016 Is radiation effective for multicentric breast cancer that has two tumor beds or is it too taxing on the breast? Does having a mastectomy eliminate...
 Asked: 5/8/2016 I was diagnosed with DCIS Grade 3.
 Asked: 5/4/2016 I had IDC stage 2A multifocal ER+,PR+,HER2-, so I had a right breast mastectomy, chemo a/c and now almost finished with taxol, 10/12 treatments finished
 Asked: 5/4/2016 I am scheduled to have a Lumpectomy on Monday, May 9th.
 Asked: 5/4/2016 I had a lumpectomy for DCIS and it proved to be multi-centric and some high grade with comedo-necrosis and an extensive intraductal component.
 Asked: 5/1/2016 IDC T2N0M0 66 yr old pt How many radiation sesssions reqd.pt has very low recurrence score of 4 and thus no chemo..
 Asked: 4/30/2016 I recently finished treatment for DCIS 1.8 cm (lumpectomy,Canadian protocol radiation of 16 whole breast and 2 boosts) grade 3 with comedo necrosis negative hormone...
 Asked: 4/30/2016 I am 69 years old and had a lumpectomy one month ago to remove a 1.4 cm.
 Asked: 4/29/2016 I am 45 with lumpectomy last week and final pathology report with 1mm residual tumor, DCIS stage 0.
 
 
 
 
 

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