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 Asked: 2/6/2018 How is risk factor determined after a DCIS diagnosis? My insurance pays for MRI if 20% or more...tables do not work for someone that has had DCIS.
 Asked: 2/6/2018 Hi Lillie. I have a follow-up question to what someone just asked about rate of recurrence for estrogen positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 2/5/2018 Does rate of recurrence for estrogen breast cancer increase dramatically after taking meds for 5 years or slowly start to increase? I know with tnbc the...
 Asked: 1/21/2018 I just read this statement, "we found that if you had a 2 mm margin for DCIS, about 14% of cases still showed some additional...
 Asked: 1/13/2018 Hello Lillie, I was wondering if having moderate background parenchymal enhancement on my breast mri is a risk factor in itself? I have read...
 Asked: 12/18/2017 Does taking synthroid increase the risk of breast cancer?
 Asked: 12/4/2017 Lillie, My question below 11/27/2017 regarding confusion over the ever changing Oncotype DX suggestions for chemo or no chemo with cut off scores changing into...
 Asked: 11/27/2017 Hi Lillie, My oncologist now refers to me as high risk.
 Asked: 11/25/2017 I have been deemed high risk post excisional biopsy in July showing ALH, radial scar, papilloma, calcification.
 Asked: 11/5/2017 I''m 36 with history of papilloma and adenosis and fibrocystic changes wich they found it from the ducal excision biopsy 2 years ago due to...
 Asked: 10/27/2017 Iím 41, my breast excisional biopsy has discovered microglandular adenosis and adh.
 Asked: 10/23/2017 I have 3 very small simple cysts in my right breast.
 Asked: 10/2/2017 What is the chance of DCIS recurrence after 10 years? Had lumpectomy and radiation for Grade 2 with necrosis.
 Asked: 9/27/2017 Hello. I was dx With DCIS solid type with necrosis grade 2.
 Asked: 9/26/2017 Hi, I finished chemoterapy for breast cancer November 2016 and radiation February 2017.
 Asked: 9/19/2017 After a breast reduction a tissue sample was sent of right breast.
 Asked: 9/18/2017 Perimenopausal took prometrium due to lack of prometrium causing thick uterine lining and polyps no hyperplasia or cancer 200 mg daily for a little over...
 Asked: 9/13/2017 My aunt is 94 years old and in very good health, high quality of life, drives great etc. Geriatric internist found a lump in her breast,...
 Asked: 8/21/2017 My wife was recently diagnosed with DCIS, level 2/3.
 Asked: 8/17/2017 I just finished Chemotherapy and after MRI, CT/PET scan and Mammogram I am showing no current sign of cancer! I believe it''s gone for good!Is...
 Asked: 7/18/2017 Hi I''m 26 and I was diagnosed with DCIS comedo type intermediate grade with microinvasion ,3cm. My doctor suggested doing a mastectomy and radiation
 Asked: 7/10/2017 Does having a multifocal DCIS increase my risk for recurrence? Core Needle Biopsy showed only 1 DCIS lesion, but after lumpectomy found 2 more DCIS...
 Asked: 6/20/2017 I have just received an answer to my question and it was suggested that I might be a candidate for the Comet study.
 Asked: 6/20/2017 I hope this is the right category for this question.
 Asked: 6/19/2017 Would health insurance pay for preventive mastectomy for someone with genetic mutation and a history of ovarian ca in grandmother ? No personal history of...
 Asked: 6/19/2017 Hello, and thank you for this wonderful supportive team of experts ! I am considering genetic testing.
 Asked: 6/14/2017 I have DCIS moderate grade one area two other areas have DCIS low grade.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 Hello, I was diagnosed with ALH 2 years ago and am currently taking tamoxifen.
 Asked: 5/31/2017 Hello, I''m 33 years old. I stopped breast feeding my first child about 10 months ago.
 Asked: 5/18/2017 hi I already asked - 5/17/2017 Just been told I''m stage 1 her2 positive, er/pr neg, clear nodes 2cm with "multiple" lvi !! Can I still...
 Asked: 5/17/2017 Just been told I''m stage 1 her2 positive, er/pr neg, clear nodes 2cm with "multiple" lvi !! Can I still be stage 1 with this...
 Asked: 5/12/2017 Can I use vaginal estrogen 3x per week at lowest dose after double mastectomy for Lcis in 2015 and .5C invasive ducal 18 years...
 Asked: 4/13/2017 So in 2015 I started having this on and off pain in my left breast (10:30 position).
 Asked: 4/10/2017 Hi I am premenopausal,had idc multifocal, node neg ,grade 1,stage 1, oncotype score positive,her negative.
 Asked: 3/4/2017 My wife has just been diagnosed with HER 2 positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/1/2017 What are the current guidelines regarding negative margins for pure DCIS with negative ER/PR receptors? When I had my lumpectomy/radiation last year, it was...
 Asked: 1/31/2017 After lumpectomy and radiotherapy, when the ideal time to get first mammogram of affected breast? Is 3 months after completion of radiation (16 sessions) considered...
 Asked: 1/28/2017 I was dx with stage 2B, multifocal IDC (8 tumors in right + DCIS and 2/19 + axillary nodes, 1 tumor in the left + DCIS, 0/3 nodes).
 Asked: 1/26/2017 My mother 58 years old was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma.
 Asked: 1/7/2017 1 1/2 years post diagnosis and 6 months out from acute treatments which included surgery, chemo and rads.
 Asked: 12/30/2016 hello. thank you for this forum <3.. 7 and 1/2 years since diagnosis.
 Asked: 11/28/2016 I thank you for your responses. They really do help me to move forward and put this DCIS in the past.
 Asked: 11/26/2016 Following up on an answer you responded with... 1- Lifetime risk of recurrence is 10-15%...
 Asked: 11/25/2016 I had a tiny (2.5mm) dcis with a papilloma a couple years ago at age 68.
 Asked: 11/25/2016 I have some lingering questions... 1. What is recurrence rate after lumpectomy/radiation for DCIS, grade 3 with necrosis, 1.8 cm, Clear margins, er/pr negative, 59 yrs old at dx? 2.
 Asked: 11/22/2016 Hello, Can you tell me if Amoxicillin is a risk factor for breast cancer? If so, is this long term taking it or short term taking...
 Asked: 10/11/2016 Thanks so much for your reply on lifetime risk of a second primary breast cancer for a 46 year old with a hx of ILC and LCIS last year.
 Asked: 10/10/2016 Hi, I would be very grateful for your help as I have confused myself reading about risk factors.
 Asked: 10/9/2016 I would be grateful for your help.
 Asked: 9/18/2016 2013 sept. I had WLE SNB 6mm IDC nst no calcifications.
 Asked: 9/14/2016 Just had my 6 month follow up mammo after lumpectomy and radiation for DCIS.
 Asked: 9/12/2016 I was diagnosed with ALH about 10 years ago and subsequently went through menopause.
 Asked: 9/11/2016 Nine years ago I had her2+(3+) and had lumpectomy, radiation, no chemo, and 1 year of Herception.
 Asked: 9/9/2016 What is the latest assessment on the relationship of primary Thyroid Cancer as a risk factor for Breast Cancer? I was diagnosed with Stage IVa...
 Asked: 8/31/2016 I read that eating animal protein can raise levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) that can promote the development and spread of breast cancer
 Asked: 8/27/2016 Dense breasts.....54 yr. old with IDC.
 Asked: 8/19/2016 Just was reading that new guidelines came out for DCIS margins regarding recurrence.
 Asked: 8/18/2016 IS the type of foods one eats and the amount of exercise regularly done a prediction of bc? that is, being a bit overweight and...
 Asked: 8/17/2016 I have been told that once I turn 80 my chance for breast cancer drops off.
 Asked: 8/16/2016 Hello, I''m 41 years old. my first Memogram found that I have dense breast Birads 3. In my age, with this finding, is it usually Roccomend To do Memogram...
 Asked: 8/15/2016 Diagnosed with Stage 1A Lobular tumor in right breast.
 Asked: 8/8/2016 What are your thoughts on BRAC1/BRAC2 testing? I was told by both my breast surgeon and oncologist that even thought there are a lot...
 Asked: 8/5/2016 Hi I asked the question about the combined oral pill using synthetic estogen and progesterone.
 Asked: 7/5/2016 Invasive ductal carcinoma. Stage 1 (T1A N0/2 Mx ), Grade 2, "micropapillary features".
 Asked: 7/1/2016 Following up on my prior question- So I am at an increased risk for recurrence, since I have 4 out of the 6 risk factors? This scares me.
 Asked: 6/30/2016 Here is something I came across on a dcis page.
 Asked: 6/20/2016 I was looking over some of my results/reports from my DCIS dx back in January.
 Asked: 6/9/2016 in ultrasound the result is, An illdefined SOL(aprx23*19mm)seen in 3 o clock position that is partlyisoecholic and partly composed of hypoecholic areas adherent to each...
 Asked: 6/9/2016 Thank you for taking time to address my concerns.
 Asked: 6/7/2016 Recurrence of my DCIS for me would probably be invasive? 1.8 cm grade 3 clear margins..2 being 1mm.
 Asked: 6/6/2016 In a recent response to someone''s question you stated that DCIS commonly recurs as invasive br ca.
 Asked: 5/29/2016 Hello, My mom 82 years had a wire guided central lumpectomy, removed nipple, intended to remove DCIS and calcifications.
 Asked: 5/19/2016 25 yrs old mom of 5 boys had a breast examine today Doctor sent me for ultrasound she felt 9-12 nodules on right outer breast...
 Asked: 5/11/2016 Went for a yearly mammogram and after several tests was diagnosed with multifocal, high grade er-/pr- DCIS in left breast.
 Asked: 5/4/2016 Hi! The other day, I injured myself and as a result, I have a lump in my breast.
 Asked: 5/2/2016 My breast surgeon did a BRCAPRO risk assessment on me durning treatment, never talked to me about it but it is in my records.
 Asked: 4/22/2016 I have been diagnosed with a stage 2 grade 2 invasive breast cancer which has spread to two lymph nodes.
 Asked: 4/22/2016 Hello, There is no Bi Rad score on my report.
 Asked: 4/18/2016 Is there a relationship between ER+ breast cancer and hypothyroidism?
 Asked: 4/4/2016 In 2013, was diagnosed with IDC of left breast, ER/PR positive her2neu negative.
 Asked: 3/30/2016 I had Dcis(intermediate non-comedo) in 2008. Had lumpectomy, radiation and finished 5 years tamoxifen.
 Asked: 3/21/2016 I spoke to my Onco regarding the Oncotype DX test.
 Asked: 3/17/2016 I have been diagnosed with stage 3 HER2+3 with it being in my lymph nodes as well.
 Asked: 3/5/2016 Lillian, Do you know the statistics for getting breast cancer in other breast once you have had it in one and have been...
 Asked: 2/24/2016 I am 57 yo, have been treated with lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation for stage I, grade 2 TNBC with apocrine features.
 Asked: 2/15/2016 could concomitant use of probiotic affect tamoxifen efficacy? thank you.
 Asked: 2/11/2016 Seeing an oncologist about possible chemoprevention for ADH.
 Asked: 1/21/2016 My wife, who is 42 years old, had a bilateral mastectomy because of DCIS nuclear grade 1.
 Asked: 12/28/2015 When I got breast cancer at 36, my older sister (39) got a risk assessment and was considered "high risk." She gets a mammogram...
 Asked: 12/14/2015 As asked below, is it your thought that a mastectomy should be performed over a lumpectomy with radiation for triple negative dcis? I have...
 Asked: 12/13/2015 I am 40 years old and was diagnosed at my first mammogram with grade 3 DCIS triple negative.
 Asked: 12/10/2015 Is ki67 20% a worrisome factor for metastasis even though stage was early no node , onco and grade low ...
 Asked: 11/29/2015 I would be grateful for the information about the predictive power of Ki67.
 Asked: 11/20/2015 I saw a genetic counselor today and according to her, my lifetime risk of developing breast cancer, is 34.1%, and my ten year risk is 15.3%.
 Asked: 11/20/2015 I am a breast and ovarian cancer survivor - Stage I moderately differentiated breast cancer 18 years ago at age 42.
 Asked: 11/11/2015 Can u get breast cancer by a guy sucking our boobs or by hickies done.
 Asked: 11/10/2015 I am a breast cancer survivor - had Multifocal IDC, NOS, Grade 3 associated w/extensive DCIS, high grade comedo pattern, positive EIC, hormone negative, HER2+++...
 Asked: 11/1/2015 am 44 years old. Small well defined lobulated lesion and few small ill defined areas seen in the upper outer quadrant of right breast, most likely suggestive of benign lesion.
 Asked: 10/29/2015 conclusion in mammography test indicates clinical correlation needed, what does it mean exactly..
 Asked: 10/21/2015 Hello I am brca 1 positive and have weakly er positive pr -her2- breast cancer.

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