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 Asked: 9/25/2013 I have submitted questions before and you have really helped me.
 Asked: 9/9/2013 As far as having Grade 2 cancer does that typically recur faster than grade 1 cancer? Oncotype is low risk but is grade 2.
 Asked: 9/2/2013 I was diagnosed with HER2 positive breast cancer at age 36 about 4 weeks before my daughter''s first birthday.
 Asked: 8/31/2013 My sister was diagnosed breast cancer stage 4 with complication on her liver and she cannot take an immediate chemotherapy due to the complication..what possible...
 Asked: 8/30/2013 I had a 1 cm, grade 1 cancer in 2011, mastectomy, ER/PR+Her2-, nodes clear.
 Asked: 8/28/2013 I took tamoxifan for 5 years and famera for 5 years when I had breast cancer 16 years ago.
 Asked: 8/20/2013 Does JH''s use the mammaprint test, oncotype test or both? I read oncotype is not fda approved, but this is the only test my doctor...
 Asked: 8/15/2013 I am 2 years survival stage 1 breast cancer .
 Asked: 8/5/2013 stage 1 breast cancer survivor 7 months.
 Asked: 8/2/2013 Iam 2 years stage1 breast cancer surviver.
 Asked: 7/31/2013 i am a woman who has been prescribed tamoxifen and no chemo or radiation following my mastectomy for stage 1 cancer.
 Asked: 7/28/2013 First of all, thank you so much for the very valuable service you offer.
 Asked: 7/25/2013 Can oncotype vary based on when a woman has her surgery and her monthly cyCle depending on how much estrogen she is producing? If so...
 Asked: 7/25/2013 I just got back pathology on my surgery specimen for stage 1, 1.2 IDC.
 Asked: 7/21/2013 Thankyou Lillie for all you do.
 Asked: 7/18/2013 I am a stage 1 breast cancer survivor who is taking tamoxifen at 52 years old.
 Asked: 7/15/2013 Hi . In 2008 dcis in left breast mastectomi and tamoxifen for 3/5 years .
 Asked: 7/12/2013 I am a stage 1a breast cancer patient and i have many gynecological concerns.
 Asked: 7/12/2013 I am having some difficulty understanding my health situation.
 Asked: 7/12/2013 Do you consider an 8% chance of distant recurrence over 10 years to be low, medium or high risk? ER/PR+, HER2-.
 Asked: 7/1/2013 Addendum to question on the Shingles vaccine. Per Highlights of the Prescribing Information (revised 4/2013) (found on the web): Under Contraindications: Section...
 Asked: 6/27/2013 This is regarding Tumor Markers. I''m a Stage 1A Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor.
 Asked: 6/26/2013 Just saw my new dentist for a teeth cleaning.
 Asked: 6/18/2013 I don''t understand the answer to a question that was submitted 6/12/2013 in this category.
 Asked: 6/16/2013 I am a 15 year old survivor who is in a difficult situation.
 Asked: 6/12/2013 I''m 46 years old and was diagnosed with IDC three and a half years ago.
 Asked: 6/10/2013 Hi Lillie!! Since your opinion STRONGLY matters to me, I read the article in the NY Times by Peggy Orenstein, "our feel good war" on April 25, 2013.
 Asked: 6/5/2013 Hi there and thank you so much for this service! I finished Tamoxifen four months ago and have had three periods since and have noticed...
 Asked: 5/22/2013 As of May 20th, I am 5 years post lumpectomy for a Stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 5/4/2013 I am a two time BCS and I am aware that soy is not good for me.
 Asked: 4/23/2013 I''m a 2.5 year bc survivor (lumpectomy,left breast).
 Asked: 4/18/2013 Hello and congrats on your important service, I am familiar with the concepts of the following: relative survival rate, overall/observed rate etc
 Asked: 4/7/2013 Hi Lillie--Carol from Chicago. Dr Rossen did my DIEP surgery in Nov 2011.
 Asked: 4/5/2013 Hi Lillie, I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer in August 2010.
 Asked: 4/4/2013 what is the percentage of stage 1 women who are CURED with SURGERY ALONE? what is the percentage of women who actually get benefit from Chemotherapy? What...
 Asked: 3/24/2013 I finished chemo 11 months ago for stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/21/2013 Many of the clinical trials i have been seeing seem to differentiate between Her 2 (0,+1,+2,+3).
 Asked: 3/21/2013 Some clinical trials have exclusion criteria that includes: Total bilirubin > 1.8 g/dL Creatinine > 2.0 g/dL Hemoglobin < 10.0 g/dL Platelet count < 50,000/mm³ WBC< 2,000/mm³ Why would factors such...
 Asked: 3/8/2013 I am approaching the five year mark and not sure of whether to continue tamoxifen or not.
 Asked: 3/2/2013 I am almost a 7 month survivor of Stage 1 breast cancer.
 Asked: 3/1/2013 My sister had a Stage i cancer of tubular variety and she was told that she has an excellent prognosis.
 Asked: 3/1/2013 hello, I have survived stage 1 hormone positive HER-2 negative IDC first dx 10-2004, to witness my marriage ending because I have zero sex drive.
 Asked: 2/26/2013 Two years ago, stage 1, grade 1, 1cm br.
 Asked: 2/24/2013 My breast tumor is approx. 14mm and my genetic test shows up to 10% distant recurrence rate in 10 years.
 Asked: 2/21/2013 I Have been told after Breast Cancer that you have to watch what types of lotion, makeup and etc that you use on your skin...
 Asked: 2/17/2013 I was diagnosed with IDC, grade 2 in February 2011.
 Asked: 2/6/2013 Hello I was diagnosed with stage 1, grade2, 5mm er /pr positive, her2 - .
 Asked: 1/29/2013 I am 38 years old, i had ER PR positive, her 2 negative breast cancer.
 Asked: 1/28/2013 I had 2 lumpectomies and radiation last year diagnosed with dcis and microinvasive, sentinel nodes remove we''re clean.
 Asked: 1/21/2013 Can the results of the ca27.29 blood test change from one test to another and still be ok as long as they are in th normal range?? .
 Asked: 1/18/2013 Hi Lillie, I was dx with 2B breast ca in 2010.
 Asked: 1/13/2013 What is the standard follow-up time to meet with the oncologist for women with Invasive early stage breast cancer? Is it every 3 months or...
 Asked: 1/10/2013 Hello!I was diagnosed a year ago with triple negative stage II breast cancer.I had six months of aggresive chemo and then radiation.I am without treatment...
 Asked: 1/4/2013 A little over 3 years ago I was diagnosed with ILC stage 1.
 Asked: 12/8/2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer triple negative right breast in 2011 completed treatment.
 Asked: 12/3/2012 I just asked a question regarding tamoxifen for a brca positive person.
 Asked: 12/2/2012 I''m brca positive, diagnosed with dcis, had lumpectomy and radiation.
 Asked: 12/2/2012 43 years old . dcis two focal in leftbreast.
 Asked: 11/13/2012 I''m a younger cancer fighter at 36.
 Asked: 11/12/2012 Hi after 6* CEF my left arm has vien esclorosis and bad view l do''t have port and every six sesion of chemo done through my left arm.
 Asked: 11/2/2012 Hi, I am (was) ER+, stage IIIA and recently celebrated 1 year C free.
 Asked: 11/1/2012 I was told I have DCIS with micro-invasive, grade 3, er-,pr-, her2+(3+).
 Asked: 10/31/2012 Hi stage1 mastectomi and chemo has done the last session 7 months ago for oncologist opointment he want tumor marker exam...
 Asked: 10/25/2012 Dear Dr. Shockney, I wrote to you when I was first diagnosed with early stage tubular breast cancer, and you reassured me that my prognosis was excellent.
 Asked: 10/25/2012 I am a breast cancer survivor and know how tough the battle is.
 Asked: 10/21/2012 Hi lilli. Idc size1.8*1.2*1.
 Asked: 10/18/2012 What are the recurrence rates for stage 1 breast cancer (treatment skinsparingtype4.
 Asked: 10/16/2012 Do you recommend wearing a medical alert braclet regarding lymphedema? Right now my risk is low but I worry about bloodwork, IV''s etc.
 Asked: 10/15/2012 Hi Lillie, my Mom was dx with ILC stage 3 with 23 post lymph nodes in 2009, her onc has always done tumor markers, ...
 Asked: 10/11/2012 Hi. I am 49 and a 7 1/2 year triple negative breast cancer survivor! I was wondering if you have other people ask you about how they feel-physically-after treatment for breast cancer-long term I mean? I feel that I never went back to 100%.
 Asked: 10/11/2012 Good Afternoon, 9 years ago I was treated for stage 3 breast cancer with dose dense adriamycin,cytoxan and taxol with neupogen support.
 Asked: 10/6/2012 Thank you for your answer to my earlier question about treatment for stage 1 grade 1 IDC.
 Asked: 10/5/2012 This may seem like a silly question but after reading some articles of late I feel a need for some clarification.
 Asked: 9/5/2012 Hi Lily, Post treatment, I always have blood tests every 3 months and my doctor checks it every visit.
 Asked: 9/4/2012 What is the definition of "completed treatment", does that include surgery, chemo, radiation and hormone treatment? The eligibility site said so long as I have...
 Asked: 8/30/2012 Hello. I had a lumpectomy for an 8 mm invasive lobular carcinoma, grade2, ER+PGR+ clear margins.
 Asked: 8/27/2012 Was treated for Stage IIb breast cancer w/ one clinically positive node.
 Asked: 8/24/2012 I had a double mastectomy 14 months ago.
 Asked: 8/2/2012 I am 53 (post menopausal) Invasive bc 5cm grade 3 No nodal involvement.
 Asked: 7/31/2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, 3A hr/prPos,her2neu, 26 of 28 lymph nodes.
 Asked: 7/15/2012 What is the standard for studies referring to OS (overall survival)? For example, if the study gives 88% for OS at 3 years, is that from...
 Asked: 7/15/2012 In a previous post (2/4/12 in Hormonal Therapy), it was mentioned that ILC doesn''t usually recur.
 Asked: 7/13/2012 My breast surgeon is retiring and I''m trying to decide on a new physician.I had breast cancer Stg I tubular in 2005 with lumpectomy/RT/tamoxifen.
 Asked: 7/12/2012 I got a different answer than the one you gave two questions down.....on May 30 I was given this answer, "completion of acute treatment-- surgery,...
 Asked: 7/2/2012 When does one start counting survivor years? Some people start counting from the day of diagnosis.
 Asked: 6/28/2012 Hi Lilli, I am a 2 1/2 year bc survivor.
 Asked: 6/24/2012 I finished ACT chemo in April of 2011.
 Asked: 6/16/2012 I had double mastectomy for multifocal, multi centric tumors which were all nuclear Grade 3, triple positive, only focal LVI, Unclear margins, micromet <1mm
 Asked: 6/13/2012 I am 42 and 2.5 years out from Stage 1 IDC ER/PR+ Her2-.
 Asked: 6/13/2012 What information do you have on the AMAS Cancer test developed by Oncolab Inc.? I understand that it is an antibody blood test that more...
 Asked: 6/12/2012 Do you know of other women who had breast cancer and uterus cancer around the same time caught very early and are doing fine? That...
 Asked: 6/12/2012 If I had uterus cancer breast cancer are my more likely to get colon cancer.
 Asked: 6/12/2012 Hi a couple of months ago I had uterus cancer and I needed a hysterectomy and no further treatment.
 Asked: 5/27/2012 What can I expect with radiation therapy after a partial mastectomy for IDC with a mass measuring 2.5cm with no axillary node involvememt.
 Asked: 5/16/2012 My question is... With other types of cancer I know followup scans are routinely done.
 Asked: 5/14/2012 I had a bilateral masectomy over a year ago, followed by chemo.I''m taking the drug tamoxifen and will be for the next four years.
 Asked: 5/8/2012 Mi mama tuvo cancer de mama hace 15 anos, al ano le quitaron un luna canceroso de una nalga, tuvo quimioterapia y tamoxifeno durante 5 anos.
 Asked: 5/4/2012 I was diagnosed with Stage II Breast Cancer in August 2010, It was ER+PR+HER2NEU+.

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