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 Asked: 6/12/2017 Hi. I am a TNBC patient, and thought I had reached the 5 year anniversary without issues.
 Asked: 6/12/2017 I was dx with tnbc, May 2013.
 Asked: 6/10/2017 Just asked the question regarding tnbc, stage 1a 1.8, recurrence and survival.
 Asked: 6/10/2017 Hello. Diagnosed in January with TNBC, 47 years old, size 1.8, node negative.
 Asked: 6/8/2017 Dear Lillie, it it possible to undergo a hysterectomy or oophorectomy while taking letrozole medication? Thanks.
 Asked: 6/7/2017 I have triple negative breast cancer - stage 1 .
 Asked: 6/6/2017 I was dx with erpr-her2pos BC. Stage IIA.
 Asked: 6/1/2017 Is there any information on take no Soy meal replacement s like Medifast, to loose weight if You had a ally ststge estrogen positive /progesterone...
 Asked: 6/1/2017 Hi Lilly I have been treated for TNBC 2.5 and 1.5 tumour had 16 Taxol, 3 Carboplatin and 4 AC, lumpectomy and radiation.
 Asked: 5/31/2017 Hello! Just read Olivia newton john has had a 25 year distant recurrence.
 Asked: 5/29/2017 Dear Lillie, Again god bless you for the great work.
 Asked: 5/24/2017 Invasive Lobular Stage 2 ER+PR+ Node -, 4 rounds T&C, Exemestane for next howmanyyears.
 Asked: 5/23/2017 In TNBC, nodes negative, does result of mammoprint determine if adjuvant chemo would be beneficial? If so, is typical AC-T chemo used? Being told since...
 Asked: 5/21/2017 I was diagnosed in Sept. 2016 with stage 1 TNBC, 3 spots in right breast, (one DCIS was 0.2 cm, and two IDC was 0.9 cm and 0.4 cm).
 Asked: 5/17/2017 I had lobular carcinoma in situ in 2002, had it removed, and took tamoxifen for five years.
 Asked: 5/14/2017 Having Multiple Sclerosis is my risk of developing breast cancer even higher? First breast cancer....I had lumpectomy, chemo 8 treatments, and 33 radiation .Not even 3...
 Asked: 5/12/2017 I am aprox 3 years out of a tiny IDC,specifically a large dcis with invasive component of 5 mm.
 Asked: 5/8/2017 After a diagnosis of Stage 1, Grade 3 (no node involvement) TNBC 2 years ago I had a double mastectomy with diep flap reconstruction and no...
 Asked: 5/5/2017 Hi Lillie-- I have been out of treatment for TNBC just over 1 year now.
 Asked: 5/5/2017 I was diagnosed with stage 2, E+/P+, Herz2 -, a year and a half ago.
 Asked: 5/5/2017 Question about risk. With a history of a tiny dcis (100% ER+ removed with clean margins) plus 5 biopsies, now taking anastrozole, what is my breast cancer risk? In general, will it go down with the passage of time since the dcis and biopsies or, because general risk of breast cancer goes up with age, will it increase? My dcis was removed when I was 68 and now I’m 70 – recent biopsies were completely benign.
 Asked: 5/4/2017 I''m having low back and r/l hip pain.
 Asked: 5/3/2017 I am a bit confused. I have seen conflicting posts/answers about what the two year mark means in regard to risk of recurrence with TNBC.
 Asked: 5/2/2017 Hi, I am a 55 year old women with recurrent (2nd time) non-metalized breast cancer (same breast, same site).
 Asked: 5/1/2017 I am 2.5 years passed tnbc diagnosis, 1.4 cm Tumor, grade 3, no nodes, clear margin, double mastectomy and 4 rounds of cytoxin and Taxotere.
 Asked: 4/28/2017 Hi I am Triple Negative, and braca positive.
 Asked: 4/26/2017 Diagnosed in Jan. ''17 Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Stage 1, Grade 2, 1.7cm tumor in right breast.
 Asked: 4/24/2017 Just wondering about alcohol and breast cancer.
 Asked: 4/19/2017 Hello, my wife is age 38, diagnosed in Sept with TNBC (brca negative).
 Asked: 4/10/2017 Hi Lillie, Really struggling with the idea of taking meds for AI related bone loss (one vertebrae dropped to -2.7 in past two years).
 Asked: 4/8/2017 May 2014 diagnosed with stage 1b (.6cm tumor with .2mm node cancer) ER+100%/PR=100%/HER- Mastectomy followed with Tamoxifen usage for 2 1/2 years so far
 Asked: 4/6/2017 Hello again, Was wondering what long term complications are likely for breast cancer survivors.
 Asked: 4/6/2017 I am 2.5 years out from Stage 1 high grade multi focal IDC.
 Asked: 4/6/2017 I have TNBC, Stage 2B, lymph node negative.
 Asked: 4/5/2017 35 yr old, Stage 1 triple negative breast cancer, tumor 0.4 cm.Histological grade 3, low differentiation, core grade 3, invasive adenocarcinoma, Ki67=55%, 0 lymph nodes...
 Asked: 4/5/2017 Dear lilie If anyone had breast cancer and he''s out now..
 Asked: 4/3/2017 I had a mastectomy w/out reconstruction last year aged 48, for high-grade multifocal DCIS (ER-/PR-) with no further treatment as margins were good and SNB...
 Asked: 4/2/2017 I asked previous question about removing port.
 Asked: 3/30/2017 Asked MO when I could have port out.
 Asked: 3/29/2017 Hello, I''m 35 I was diagnosed with TNBC late last year, stage 2B, grade 3, had 2 lymph nodes removed and double mastectomy last year,...
 Asked: 3/25/2017 Dx tnbc,1.2cm,stage 1a ,grade 2,node negative Lumpectomy,chemo,rads. I believe you told me earlier.
 Asked: 3/25/2017 Are there any studies that brake down tnbc recurrence by ages.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 I was ER/PR positive stage 2B. No lymph node involvement.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 Dear lilie sorry for asking u much but when u say that most early stage breast cancer become long time survivors does it mean...
 Asked: 3/23/2017 Dear Lillie, First of all god bless you for doing this great work.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 Hi i had 4.6cm tumour and 4 14lyn nodes involved tnbc got chemo first got a partial response tumour shrunk to 0.4mm then had a...
 Asked: 3/23/2017 Do cancer cells brake away from smaller tumors less often than larger tumors? Its all so confusing.
 Asked: 3/23/2017 Dear lilie why do I always read that unlike other cancers that we usually say it''s cured after 5 years breast cancer recurs many years later..
 Asked: 3/19/2017 When does clock start for recurrence of tnbc? I''ve read from date dx, some say after chemo,? .
 Asked: 3/17/2017 I had stage 2, grade 3, ER/PR+ breast cancer at 29 years old with no genetic causes.
 Asked: 3/17/2017 I am 32 years old, finished with treatment for stage 2 ER/PR+ BC (chemo/lumpectomy/radiation) and currently on hormone therapy (zoladex and arimidex) My...
 Asked: 3/16/2017 What is recurrence rate for tnbc, stage 2, 3cm, negative node Chemo,radiation and surgery.
 Asked: 3/16/2017 Dear Lilie Im 2 years out of treatment from IDC ,ER, PR strongly positive luminal A stage 1... my question is i was going to a nutritionist...
 Asked: 3/16/2017 Hello, When you say recurrence may most likely happen in the first two years, are you saying two years from diagnosis or other? Thank you in...
 Asked: 3/14/2017 What would be the survival rate for a TNBC with size 1.2cm turmor 1 sentinel node involvement, clear margins, grade score 3, lumpectomy then 4...
 Asked: 3/14/2017 Dear lilie for er pr positive tumor when we say after treatment that''s the chance of recurring is 10percent..
 Asked: 3/13/2017 Due you recommend brassica tea while taking chemo or as a regiment once chemo is completed?
 Asked: 3/13/2017 Dear Lillie thank you for being there for us.
 Asked: 3/12/2017 I read an article on PubMed that suggests that AIs may target the TRPA 1 channel, "a major pathway in transmission and neurogenic inflammation".
 Asked: 3/9/2017 I am 68 and was diagnosed with stage 1TNBC in Oct 2016 ( tumor size 9 mm, grade 2, 0/2 nodes and clear margins on lumpectomy).
 Asked: 3/9/2017 Just read an article that once diagnosed with tnbc you have a much higher chance of getting a new tnbc in other breast? Is this true?..
 Asked: 3/8/2017 I had a bilateral mastectomy two years ago.
 Asked: 3/5/2017 I have IDC stage 2 grade 3, no lymph node spread.
 Asked: 3/3/2017 How soon after lumpectomy and radiation should you have first mammogram of affected breast? My surgeon said 3 months.
 Asked: 2/27/2017 Multi-centric breast cancer followup question. Lillie, i asked earlier about how to stage a multi-centric IDC.
 Asked: 2/26/2017 I have been diagnosed with ER+PR+H- grade 1, low Ki, IDC with 2cm tumor in one quadrant and up to 3mm tumor with same characteristics...
 Asked: 2/25/2017 i was just diagnosed with IDC stage 1A/her2 positive breast far as recurrence is concerned what would be my best option? lumpectomy...
 Asked: 2/22/2017 Hi Lillie,I was diagnosed with idc (1cm)stage 1 grade 3 in left breast.I am er+,pr+, her2-.
 Asked: 2/10/2017 I was reading back thru previous questions on tnbc.
 Asked: 2/5/2017 Dear Lillie thank you for being there for all of us.
 Asked: 2/2/2017 Tnbc, 1.2cm,stage 1a,grade 2. Lumpectomy, AC-T chemo started today Just reading over pathology report.
 Asked: 2/2/2017 I was diagnosed with TNBC in March 2015 at 48 years old.
 Asked: 2/2/2017 I was diagnosed with TNBC in March 2015 at 48 years old.
 Asked: 1/30/2017 Dear Lilie, I read this sentence one the net..
 Asked: 1/30/2017 Dear lilie is it true that tumors that locate in the inner breast between 3 to 6 o''clock are more aggressive?? Mine was 2cm low grade...
 Asked: 1/29/2017 Thanks for always being so helpful! I was diagnosed stage 1a with two grade 1 tumors.
 Asked: 1/29/2017 I am a 14 year survivor. Diagnosed in 2003 as Stage 1, neg.
 Asked: 1/26/2017 With tnbc,does size and stage have anything to do with recurring? It seems with all I read there seems to be no difference? If it...
 Asked: 1/23/2017 I am recently diagnosed tnbc, stage 1, grade 2.
 Asked: 1/20/2017 Small 100% ER+ dcis was removed, no rads, no chemo.
 Asked: 1/17/2017 Dear Lillie My wife who''s a 3 years survivor of stage 1 grade 1 luminal A is doing well till now..
 Asked: 1/17/2017 Hi :) I am 21 months away from diagnosis ..
 Asked: 1/13/2017 What if I don''t take Tamoxifen? Mastectomy, IDC, 4mm, ER/PR+, HER2-, no lymph node involvement, no genetic abnormalities, no family history.
 Asked: 1/11/2017 Dear lilie, I am a 2 yrs survivor from IDC stage 1 luminal A.
 Asked: 1/10/2017 Lillie, I thought I had asked you every conceivable question.
 Asked: 1/6/2017 I am a 5 year Breast cacer survivor.
 Asked: 1/4/2017 Here I go again Lilly...I am going to take your advice about getting a second opinion.
 Asked: 1/3/2017 On Dec. 14th and 19th of of 2016 I asked questions regarding whether or not I should get chemotherapy.
 Asked: 12/26/2016 What are the specific signs of TNBC recurrence to look for? My doctors don''t do any lab testing or scans since my bilateral mastectomy in...
 Asked: 12/25/2016 Not clear about post treatment f/u. I am post menopausal with extremely dense breast.
 Asked: 12/24/2016 Dear Lillie, Thank you for this forum. I have ER+, PR+, HER2-, stage 2B,2/3 positive nodes.
 Asked: 12/21/2016 My mother who is 58years old was diagnosed with breast caner.I need to clarify about her prognosis The conclusion of the pathology report is as follows. 1)Invasive...
 Asked: 12/20/2016 Thanks for answering question Dec. 14th about not receiving chemo.
 Asked: 12/19/2016 Also, Lillie, I forgot to ask: Can Tamoxifen cause low platelets? I was diagnosed with anemia like 20 years ago, but it went away.
 Asked: 12/19/2016 Hi Lily, I went through treatment in 2012 for stage 1 er+/pr+ breast cancer, oncotype 12.
 Asked: 12/19/2016 I had biopsy December 9 and a stage 1 tnbc diagnosis December 14.
 Asked: 12/14/2016 I was diagnosed with Stage 1 TNBC (invasive ductal) and had surgery.
 Asked: 12/14/2016 My background: Diagnosed at age 44 on 4/30/15 with TN IDC and DCIS in right breast, stage 2b, one node involved (confirmed via MRI, PET...
 Asked: 12/12/2016 Hi Lilly.. I am an 8 year survior.
 Asked: 12/12/2016 I was dx with TNBC via a PET CT.

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