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 Asked: 10/7/2011 Hi Iam now 52 had RT modified radical mast in Jan 06 T3N0 ER+ ACTaxol 2 yr of Tam and 3 years of Femara low BMD 3 times Zometa.
 Asked: 10/7/2011 Can women with a history of ER/PR positive BC be treated with Evista for osteopenia which has significant progression after onset of treatment with Arimidex?
 Asked: 10/2/2011 Hi i would just like to say your site has truely helped my concerns regarding my journey with breast cancer.
 Asked: 9/20/2011 Dear Lillie, many thanks for wonderful service and quick response to all my questions.
 Asked: 9/14/2011 i have had ongoing on/off constipation since the first and last chemo 9-2-10(25 issues in two days-god help me).
 Asked: 9/8/2011 I am a Breast Cancer survivor with 4 years survival behind me.
 Asked: 9/8/2011 Hi..8yrs ago had estrogen positive lymph node involvement, grade 1, 0.6cm.
 Asked: 8/25/2011 hello-i have had back pain different from my normal since chemo 9-2-10 finally today someone listened and ordered a bone scan and ab mri.
 Asked: 8/9/2011 hello-got the path report and it states predominately fibrovascular tissue with small focus of dystrophic calcification.
 Asked: 8/3/2011 hello-thank u for ur response so quickly.
 Asked: 8/3/2011 I was diagnosed with 17mm LC 5 nodes and ens in May 09.Could you please tell me, on average, how long it takes for blood...
 Asked: 8/2/2011 i just ask yesterday about the HCG diet for er pos stage one breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/2/2011 i would not ask this question if it was not of great importance to me.
 Asked: 7/31/2011 hello-i finished treatment for triple negative 11-2010, i was due for a bilateral mamm 5-2011-however, due to the fact i had severe issue w/ 1...
 Asked: 7/10/2011 Hi. I have had two breast cancers (both stage 1 breast cancer ER pos.) I''m 51, and pre-menopausal.
 Asked: 7/10/2011 Hi. I recently was diagnosed with a new primary cancer for the second time(grade 1, er positive, 8mm).
 Asked: 6/25/2011 Does having a complete hysterectomy with ovaries removed, for the sake of fibroid removal, lessen my chances of BC recurrence or mets? I am post-menopausal,...
 Asked: 6/19/2011 Hi, I was diagnosed in 2004 (lumpectomy and 4 nodes) and have had no recurrence.
 Asked: 6/11/2011 Hi Lillie, I had a lumpectomy in September, along with a second surgery for clear margins.
 Asked: 6/5/2011 Lily, My very thorough oncologist generally orders a PET scan once a patient has reached the 5 year mark.
 Asked: 6/3/2011 I have triple positive breast cancer and have undergone lumpectomy in 2010 and completed 6 chemo (TCH) and 30 radiations in Mac 2011.
 Asked: 5/20/2011 I had triple negative breast cancer stage 2B I had 3 lymph nodes that were positive and a lump 3 cm is my breast.
 Asked: 5/2/2011 Thank you! You replied, and I am supplying requested additional information.
 Asked: 5/1/2011 Thank you for this service. I am a 55 year old woman who was diagnosed with stage 1 infiltrating grade 2 cancer of the left breast in 2001, no lymph involvement.
 Asked: 4/21/2011 I am currently receiving chemo for stage 2, grade 2 breast ca.
 Asked: 4/21/2011 My results show that estrogen & progesterone is 0 and p53 and erb-B2 are negative.
 Asked: 4/9/2011 I was diagnosed with stage 1 BC in 2009 no lymph involvement, rad x36 and no chemo -Onco 18 and no adjunctive therapy taken.Diagnosed with...
 Asked: 4/7/2011 Hi Lillie. I am a breast cancer survivor and I''m worried I may be having lymphedema.Brief history: stage 1,right-side mastectomy in 2003.
 Asked: 4/6/2011 Following a lumpecteny in September 2006, I was diagnosed with DCIS.
 Asked: 4/5/2011 I am 34 and was diagnosed last November with a Stage 1, Grade 1, 5 mm IDC that is highly ER/PR+ and HER2-.
 Asked: 3/31/2011 your answer on 3/20/11: my concern over paget disease was dismissed by my surgeon.
 Asked: 3/27/2011 It has been recommended by my ophthalmologist that I take flax seed oil to treat dry eyes.
 Asked: 3/20/2011 Thank you Lillie for your response. I am feeling not so anxious after reading about this disease on John Hopkins Website.
 Asked: 3/19/2011 Thank you for replying so soon. I have no symptoms of paget disease except very little white flakes twice in two years.
 Asked: 3/18/2011 Not sure this is the right thread but will ask my question, anyway.
 Asked: 3/16/2011 When does a BC patient start counting her time as a "survivor"? Thank you..
 Asked: 3/11/2011 Is immune system sometimes damaged for years following chemo?
 Asked: 2/28/2011 I was diagnosed almost 3 yrs. ago--stage 3B or C, gr.
 Asked: 2/25/2011 I am just finishing up treatment for a Stage 1, Grade 1, 4.6 mm tumor that was ER/PR+ and HER2-.
 Asked: 2/22/2011 Hi Lillie, I am almost finished with my radiation therapy and today I was given my appointment for my 6-month mammogram in August.
 Asked: 2/15/2011 Hello, I had a bilateral mast. 3-10-09.
 Asked: 2/14/2011 Thank you in advance for your help.
 Asked: 2/8/2011 Thanks for your quick response. I reread my note, and see where I wasn''t clear.
 Asked: 2/7/2011 Dx in March 2008 with IDC in L breast and MRI revealed tumor in other breast a week later.
 Asked: 1/27/2011 Completed 5 years of tamoxifen. Had a physical 6 months later and my cholesterol had gone up 100 points in that 6 months.
 Asked: 1/19/2011 I had stage 1b IDC, 2 lumpectomies, 33 rads, lymph nodes negative, er+ and am on arimidex.
 Asked: 1/16/2011 Thank you so much for such a quick responce today concerning my 58 yr.
 Asked: 1/16/2011 My sister was diagnosed 10/08, age 58, with IDC, grade 3, Stage IIIc (11 positive nodes), estrogen positive.
 Asked: 1/10/2011 I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 31 (in 1984) and underwent a modified radical mastectomy of the left breast at that time.
 Asked: 1/8/2011 Hello, I was diagnosed in October 2004 at age 48 (premenapausal.
 Asked: 1/3/2011 This may be a crazy question. Diagnosed Stage 3 with 6 positive lymph nodes in ''95.
 Asked: 12/31/2010 Why did my EKG change after having a bilateral mastectomy with silicone implants? I was forced to undergo unnecessary, stressful, expensive cardio tests
 Asked: 12/29/2010 As I enter the new year I can''t help but wonder if my cancer will return.
 Asked: 12/16/2010 It has been nearly 6 years since my diagnosis of breast cancer.
 Asked: 12/16/2010 I have to have arthroscopic surgery to repair my meniscus which was damaged in an auto accident.
 Asked: 12/14/2010 I want to continue to be followed by my oncologist forever, and not see my PCP anymore (he misdiagnosed me originally), however my oncologist says...
 Asked: 12/9/2010 I have had chronic pain in my right breast since lumpectomy and radiation 4 1/2 years ago.
 Asked: 12/2/2010 Had stage 1 breast cancer in 2009 - mastectomy performed - beacuse of size had radiation - ONCODX performed - 15 % chance of recurrence...
 Asked: 11/21/2010 Hi LillieThanks again for your great service.
 Asked: 11/12/2010 Hello Lillie. I had slightly raised ALP levels whilst on Arimidex earlier this year.
 Asked: 11/11/2010 Hi Lillie,I finished my treatment in April.
 Asked: 10/22/2010 Is it presumptuous to consider myself "healed" after treatment, stage IIb, hormone positive? I hear so much about recurrence, especially when lymph nodes are involved...
 Asked: 10/20/2010 To Whom It May Concern,I am a survivor from breast cancer and recently I am having fluids on my lungs.
 Asked: 10/19/2010 Lillie, What do you think about the medifast diet for breast ca survivors? I am 15 months out from last chemo, am on arimidex.
 Asked: 10/19/2010 Diagnosed in 2008, stage 1, no lymph involvement-36 rad treatments,lumpectomy, ER/PR+, no chemo done based on Oncotype score of 18 -no adjunctive therapy either -just...
 Asked: 10/16/2010 You gave the answer that most patients after 5 years have got a recurrence chance of below 5% depending on the stage.
 Asked: 10/12/2010 In 1998 at age 45 I had stage 2 breast cancer,tubular, estrogen receptive, had lumpectomy,chemotherapy, radiation.
 Asked: 10/12/2010 Hello,After hearing lots of different things I was wondering what the 5-year mark really means.
 Asked: 10/8/2010 If we are lucky enough to have an oncologist who is comfortable with the use of local oestrogens, what factors does he take into consideration...
 Asked: 9/27/2010 Does CLA interfere with aromasin?
 Asked: 9/1/2010 Is there a limitation on surgical reconstruction for insurance coverage? If a survivor is 13 years out from the original breast cancer surgery, is current...
 Asked: 8/22/2010 HI, I had stage 1 breast cancer last year.
 Asked: 8/22/2010 Dearest Lillie-I have been taking arimidex for about 1 yr (stage 2 er pr pos breast ca).
 Asked: 8/19/2010 Hi Lillie. I was diagnosed with multifocal stage 1 Er+PR- breast cancer nearly 8 years ago.
 Asked: 8/12/2010 dear lillie, I only voluteered after lost of dog, mental healing,a give back.
 Asked: 8/12/2010 update: waiting on Patholgy report for endometrium biopsy.
 Asked: 8/9/2010 How long do breast implants last.
 Asked: 8/3/2010 I have a family history of breast cancer.
 Asked: 8/1/2010 Dear Lillie, I pray this breast issue does not interfere with my volunteer work.
 Asked: 7/31/2010 Dear Lillie, I"m no sooner home a day an already in trouble with left breast I was trying to catch up with cleaning, I started...
 Asked: 7/29/2010 Dear Lillie, Just got a call from gyn wants to do a Endometrium Biopsy for Lining thicking.
 Asked: 7/24/2010 Dear Lillie, Gyn appt. went fine!! Just some fibroys an a cyst that doesn''t look bad.
 Asked: 7/23/2010 I had a lumpectomy Sept. 2009.
 Asked: 7/21/2010 I was diagnosed 3 years ago with stage IV Inflammatory Breast cancer.
 Asked: 7/19/2010 Fatigue continues to be a problem at intervals since right mastectomy in Feb.
 Asked: 7/14/2010 Dear Lillie, Gyn would like to do a trans vaginal ultra sound next week, just to look around,based on whats found.
 Asked: 7/14/2010 I am a two year survivor of stage 1 breast cancer that was Her2 positive.
 Asked: 7/13/2010 Pre-Menopause Question,Starting May 08,period was irregular,on and off Till July 09 stopped,Gyn tested 5/11/09 FSH Results 53.1 and again on 5/11/09TSH W/FREE RFX TSH 3rd...
 Asked: 7/11/2010 Have there been reports of uterine bleeding from Arimidex.
 Asked: 7/10/2010 Hi Lillie, I am wondering if there is anyting I can do to get rid of arthralgia "like" symptoms from aromatase inhibitors.
 Asked: 7/10/2010 Dear Lillie, So far so good, STERNUM PAIN STILL GONE AFTER DRAINING!!!Thank god my oncologist was there for me!!! i feel so much better!!I trying...
 Asked: 7/6/2010 I had a masctetomy back in feb 2010 fot invasive breast cancer and node disction 1 postive stage 3 grde 2.
 Asked: 6/30/2010 Oh No!!I am praying it doesn''t happen again.
 Asked: 6/27/2010 Hi Lilly,I was diagnosed with Bc in June 2006 at age 42.
 Asked: 6/24/2010 How do i get that question to him?
 Asked: 6/24/2010 Lillie, I believe my pain is stemming from left breast muscle injury.
 Asked: 6/23/2010 If I am not wrong there was a website to calculate risk of recurrence, rates of survival in breast cancer.
 Asked: 6/20/2010 Dr. Lillie, i can''t believe a simple thing such as a bike ride has did me in.Left breast and left arm hurts and swollen, i have been taking motrin since,but doesn''t seem to want to simmer it down.

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