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 Asked: 1/2/2019 Hi Lillie: Not sure where to ask this.
 Asked: 12/25/2018 Dear lilie Thank you for ur answer concerning the neoadjuvant chemo..
 Asked: 12/23/2018 Dear lilie I’m a 5 years BC survivor early stage hormone positive her 2 neg .
 Asked: 12/23/2018 Does a d dimer of 2000 link to metatstic cancer if a Pulmonary emboli is ruled out by CT scan.
 Asked: 12/11/2018 My mother finished breast cancer treatment one year ago in VA.
 Asked: 11/19/2018 I was dx with stage 3 tnbc in June 2017 with a 6cm T3 tumor.
 Asked: 10/29/2018 Hello, My mom been in remission since July 2018 she was diagnosed with TNBC in 2017 she finished AC/T and Capecitbine chemo and radiation...
 Asked: 10/23/2018 I am 4+ years out from tnbc, stage 1, 1.4 cm tumor, clean margins, no nodes, bilateral mastectomy, 4 rounds of T/C, no radiation.
 Asked: 10/15/2018 I am a 12 year survivor of er, pr positive, her2- multifocal grade one breast cancer.
 Asked: 10/1/2018 Hi there. I had a lumpectomy 3 weeks ago to remove a 1.8 cm tumour (Invasive Carcinoma) in my right breast.
 Asked: 9/29/2018 I just heard about a supplement, Diindolylmethane (DIM), that has lots of cruciferous veggies.
 Asked: 9/13/2018 In you 9/12 answer to me regarding the recurrence risk for mastectomy versus lumpectomy w/radiation.
 Asked: 9/12/2018 My question of 9/6, please let me clarify.
 Asked: 9/11/2018 Hello-Diagnosed stage 1 TNBC May 2017. Lumpectomy, chemo, and rads.
 Asked: 9/11/2018 Since no one knows what causes cancer to reoccur and spread, is it wise to have a flu shot or a pneumonia vaccination? Couldn''t these...
 Asked: 9/11/2018 Hi Lillie, Another patient asked you 9/5/18 about a recurrance.
 Asked: 9/6/2018 Dear Lily, How soon can we start exercising after Zometa infusion? I generally do some weight bearing exercises and 20 mins of running on treadmill.Thanks...
 Asked: 9/5/2018 I had a lumpectomy in Dec 2013: Left Breast Grade I invasive ductal 12 mm DCIS, ER 8/8, PgR 8/8, HER-2 Negative, Ki 67 - 8% -- lumpectomy. I opted for no adjuvant treatment -- I felt two lumps on that same left breast almost four years later -- July 2017 I had a mastectomy: Left Breast Grade II invasive ductal 3 mm and 11 mm (21 mm apart) - Mastectomy only of left breast -- It was still a ductal cancer but considered a grade two because there were two tumors.
 Asked: 8/24/2018 Question about recurrence-after 5 years clean following 2.5mm dcis ER+ removed with clean margins followed by anastrozole for 5 years (no radiation, low Oncotype...
 Asked: 8/21/2018 I am Nurse Navigator at Highline Cancer Center in Seattle.
 Asked: 8/15/2018 TNBC, stage 1a, .8 cm, negative node, ki-67 15%, grade 2, mitosis 1.
 Asked: 8/15/2018 I run a group for tnbc stage one and my woman like myself go up and down with anxiety.
 Asked: 8/7/2018 I''m 14 months out from last chemo for tnbc..
 Asked: 8/6/2018 Im 12.5 years out from IDC, 1.2 cm, no nodal involvement, grade two.
 Asked: 7/31/2018 Hello, seems like recent studies indicate increased risk for some of us AFTER 5 year mark.
 Asked: 7/13/2018 Hi,I have written to you before and appreciate all the info you provide.I had reconstruction 6 months after radiation and had bilateral breast implants with...
 Asked: 7/13/2018 I had a bilateral mastectomy in 2015 with 2 nodes removed on the left side, and 3 nodes removed on the right.
 Asked: 7/11/2018 I am 75 and had a lumpectomy and radiation for tnbc.
 Asked: 6/27/2018 Thanks for your answer about breast cancer being very slow growing.
 Asked: 6/27/2018 What is the speed with which breast cancer grows? What size would it be to be observed on either a 3D mmmo or an mri? .
 Asked: 6/27/2018 I was diagnosed in May with TNBC, 1.3cm tumor, no lymph node involvement, so state is 1a.
 Asked: 6/26/2018 Dear Lillie, I was diagnosed with triple positive IDC in Oct 2014 (I was 62): 2 cm tumor & 5mm in situ in right...
 Asked: 6/19/2018 I am now at my three year mark since diagnosis of Stage IIa TNBC.
 Asked: 6/19/2018 Hi, I am a 10 yr Stage IIB TNBC survivor with DCIS and positive sentinal nodes.
 Asked: 6/4/2018 I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in 2010.
 Asked: 5/21/2018 Dx Stage 2a TNBC May 2016, completed neoadjuvent chemo (AC/T) Oct 2016 followed by bilateral mastectomy in Nov 2016 of which I achieved a pCR.
 Asked: 5/16/2018 Dx tnbc stage 1.
 Asked: 5/14/2018 Dear Lillie, I was diagnosed with her2 positive, hr negative breast cancer in May 2015 (cT2, pN1a).
 Asked: 5/8/2018 Hi Lillie, thanks in advance for your help and god bless you. I had BC 3 years ago, stage 1, Er/Pr+, Chemo and radiations.
 Asked: 5/7/2018 I was diagnosed and treated with estrogen positive breast cancer April 2016.
 Asked: 5/8/2018 Hi, i was diagnosed with type 2 bc, er/pr positive, her2 neg, lumpectomy, no chemo, 30 radio, oncotype 12%, brca 1/2 negative, now on zoladex...
 Asked: 5/7/2018 I was diagnosed with Stage IIa TNBC on June 17, 2015.
 Asked: 5/3/2018 I''m 45 years old and was diagnosed 9/29/2017 with IDC TNBC.
 Asked: 4/30/2018 Can I take 1mg of Anastrozole a long with essential oils.
 Asked: 4/26/2018 Hi Lillie, Your web site is fantastic and very helpful to us as patient’s.
 Asked: 4/23/2018 Got just diagnosed with breast cancer. Full pathology report not available yet But Er and PR negative.
 Asked: 4/16/2018 High risk of recurrence first two yrs.
 Asked: 4/10/2018 I am a 5 year survivor of stage 2A breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/5/2018 I am 32 and just recently finished my treatment for stage 1a tnbc(node negative and no lymphovascular invasion).
 Asked: 4/5/2018 I’m curious. In 2009 I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/26/2018 I am aged 72 and healthy. In 1999 I was diagnosed with stage 1 lobular cancer in the left breast which was followed with a lumpectomy and radiation.
 Asked: 3/26/2018 Hi I had lumpectomy and ACT for 3neg left breast.
 Asked: 3/19/2018 Why is the risk of recurrence higher in the first two years after diagnosis? BC is diagnosed at different stages and grades, suggesting that early...
 Asked: 3/19/2018 It’s been 2 years since my bilateral mastectomy.
 Asked: 3/19/2018 I had partial hysterectomy prior to being diagnosed with tnbc.
 Asked: 3/13/2018 I was diagnosed 11 months ago at age 46 with stage 2b, Er/Pr +, Her 2 -, 1 positive sentinel node.
 Asked: 2/27/2018 For stage 1A, do you ever use MRI or ultrasound or PET scans for yearly scans to check for cancer? What if the patient has dense breasts?
 Asked: 2/27/2018 It seems that treatment protocols and prognosis is often noted for 5 years, but what happens after 5 years? Doesn''t ER/PR+ or ILC come back...
 Asked: 2/26/2018 Hi, I am 8 years out, stage 1A, ER/PR+, HER2-, IDC/DCIS with some lobular features.
 Asked: 2/23/2018 Dx June, idc Er+ 90% her2 100% size 1.9.
 Asked: 2/19/2018 65yojust diagnosed with 5mm grade1, stage 1a, ER+, PR+, HER2-, KI67neg(8%) breast cancer in the upper inner quadrant of my right breast.
 Asked: 2/8/2018 Dear Lili I had a history of grade 1 stage 1 breast cancer 3 years ago..
 Asked: 2/7/2018 Diagnosed with tnbc stage 1 grade 3, 1.3cm no nodes.
 Asked: 2/6/2018 When is the CA125 lab test used for breast cancer?
 Asked: 2/6/2018 What is the percentage efficacy of tamoxifen in estrogen positive breast cancer in clinical trials? What is the percentage efficacy of aromatase inhibitors instead of stone
 Asked: 2/2/2018 the JH Breast Center was recommended to me by MSK where i was in a Breast Cancer Survivor-ship Program the past several years which included...
 Asked: 2/2/2018 What happens to patient’s who can’t tolerate the aromatase inhibitors for estrogen positive breast cancer? Are there long range survivor’s without AI’s?
 Asked: 2/1/2018 I am 6 years cancer free, 65 years old, stage 1, estrogen positive breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/30/2018 Dear Lilie Im following up with you on my previous question between night sweat and one elevated liver enzyme.. I''ve done the liver ultrasound as my oncologist...
 Asked: 1/28/2018 Dear lilie Concerning my previous question about my night sweat..
 Asked: 1/26/2018 Dear Lilie I just need to report my case to you..
 Asked: 1/22/2018 Dear Dr.: I recently had my survivorship meeting in which my report said my ki-67 was 40%.
 Asked: 1/19/2018 Is there information available that shows the incidence/likelihood of breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body if it is found in 1-3 axillary...
 Asked: 1/16/2018 Pre breast cancer my OB/GYN handled my breast exams.
 Asked: 1/10/2018 If tnbc recurs but not in organs are you always stage 4?
 Asked: 1/8/2018 Hi, sentinel lymph node removal and mastectomy in June of 2013 (clear lymph nodes).
 Asked: 1/2/2018 Hi I had a wide incision surgery to remove 3idc tumour a year ago(13mm,10mm and3 mm) at time I had been keen to have mastectomy...
 Asked: 12/30/2017 I am 3 1/2 years out from stage 1 tnbc: 1.4 cm tumor, no node involvement, clear margins, bilateral mastectomy, 4 rounds of...
 Asked: 12/28/2017 The patients less than or equal to 40 years of age are survived longer than patients above 40?
 Asked: 12/28/2017 A Ki-67, cell proliferation rate was never done on my pre-op core biopsy and my surgical lumpectomy sample.
 Asked: 12/25/2017 I was diagnosed with a 3.2 centimeter invasive ductal carcinoma, ER positive 95%, PR negative, HER 2negative, 0/2 nodes, and no lymphic vascular invasion
 Asked: 12/22/2017 Hello. My mother was diagnosed with stage 2 tnbc about a year ago when she was 49.
 Asked: 12/21/2017 For TNBC patients, is it better to be BRCA negative? I thought I read that those who were BRCA NEG responded better to chemotherapy.
 Asked: 12/18/2017 Diagnosed in 05/2016 at age 65 with a 2 cm TNBC tumor (DCIS/Stage 1/Grade 2)in right breast with apocrine features (negative for androgren receptor &...
 Asked: 12/15/2017 Is Breast Cancer Index accepted as an accurate tool for deciding to continue aromatase inhibitors for Er+ and PR+ IDC for beyond the first five...
 Asked: 12/7/2017 More about earlier question about recurrence risk for 1.7mm IDC w/tubular features, Ki67 1-2%, age 59.
 Asked: 12/6/2017 I am almost 2 years out and was diagnosed at age 35.
 Asked: 12/6/2017 Further to my earlier inquiry (17mm IDC w/tubular features, 1/5 nodes SLNB, Ki67 1-2%), it is Stage IIa, grade 1, age 59.
 Asked: 12/4/2017 When my Onc tells me there is a 13% chance of recurrence while taking Letrozole, does that mean the recurrence would be the same kind...
 Asked: 12/1/2017 Hi lovie, almost 5 yr DUCTAL bc.survivor.
 Asked: 11/27/2017 Stage 1 TNBC -after completion of 4 AC, 12 Taxol and radiation, what should the follow up treatmen/ testing be? I have read about CDK 4/6 inhibitors.
 Asked: 11/26/2017 I asked if tnbc was going to recur how soon it usually does.
 Asked: 11/26/2017 With slightly elevated Alp of 157 And apparently this is coming from bone Stage 1a tnbc, finished chemo end June And rads Aug.
 Asked: 11/25/2017 Stage 1a tnbc.
 Asked: 11/25/2017 I am 2.5 years from TNBC Stage 2A diagnosis and 2 years out from last chemo.
 Asked: 11/25/2017 Hi Lillie, Have any Johns Hopkins oncologists lowered medication doses for aromatase inhibitors or biphosphinates for the very small adult patients? I had severe side effects with...
 Asked: 11/25/2017 One last question..could high levels of vit d3 cause a rise in alkaline phophates? Just trying to find a plausible reason for elevation.
 Asked: 11/22/2017 I wrote earlier.
 Asked: 11/21/2017 Your answer of kidney disease because of slightly elevated phosphate levels.
 Asked: 11/21/2017 T.v.,stage 1 (1.2cm), Neg nodes Completed 4 AC and 12 taxol and 20 rads 3 month check up.

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