Video Q&A about Breast Cancer

Mon, Feb 5, 2018
12:15pm to 12:45pm CT

Description

Dr. Sarah McLaughlin, a breast cancer physician, and Dr. Robert Maxwell, a breast cancer radiologist, discuss and answer questions about breast cancer.

Learn more about:

  • the importance of early detection
  • advances in diagnostic tools and methods
  • treatment options

Location

Online

@tommie57

Is this where we watch the Q&A?

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Yes, @tommie57 The video will start shortly.

Welcome to today’s Video Q&A. If you haven’t already, please post your questions for Drs. McLaughlin and Maxwell.

You should say women, not ladies.

video says it is unavailable-can’t beembedded
what does that mean

@cassy The video is playing now. Try refreshing the page by pressing F5 on your keyboard.

Is there a way to listen without going through Facebook?

@louanne

Is there a way to listen without going through Facebook?

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no luck pressing F 5

Yes, @louanne. You can watch the video right here on this page. Do you have the volume turned on?

@colleenyoung

Yes, @louanne. You can watch the video right here on this page. Do you have the volume turned on?

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Screen says unavailable- this video
can’t be embedded. Well this be available
in print form on the website?

I believe you addressed my question during the chat but you didn’t mention raloxifene which was the basis of my question.

@yasmine

What adjuvant hormonal therapy is recommended for low grade DCIS,ER/PR positive,less than 4 cm with clean margins. Tamoxifen or an Aromitase Inhibitor? I am post-menopausal and have completed lumpectomy and radiation.

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Hi @yasmine, thank you for your question. Unfortunately, our doctors cannot provide specific treatment recommendations through this correspondence. If you would like to seek help from Mayo Clinic, please call one of our appointment offices (Arizona: 800-446-2279, Florida: 904-953-0853, Minnesota: 507-538-3270) or request an appointment online: http://www.mayoclinic.org/appointments.

@cassy

I am a very healthy 74year old female and have been on Letrozole for nearly 3 yrs. with ZERO side effects.
I realize resistance to treatment with Letrozole(all AI) eventually occurs in a large number of patients. How do you
know if it’s working ?? I have been unable to find a satisfactory answer other than recurrence.

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Hi @cassy. I sent your question to Dr. McLaughlin. She said it was for an oncologist to answer, and since she’s a surgeon, she can’t answer it. I’m sorry!

@BarbaraAnn16540

I am 64 year old female. I had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction in 2003. I have saline implants. Recent information about encapsulation and implants degrading has become a concern. What can be done to check for problems? How concerning should this be?

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Hey @BarbaraAnn16540, thanks for watching. I asked Dr. Maxwell and he said he is not concerned with implants and your annual mammogram will show if there are any issues.

@BarbaraAnn16540

I am 64 year old female. I had bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction in 2003. I have saline implants. Recent information about encapsulation and implants degrading has become a concern. What can be done to check for problems? How concerning should this be?

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Thank you.

@eliseb

Breast cancer dx in Jan 2017: had lumpectomy, 6 wks radiation now on tamoxifen, due for first mammo since my battle started, will be 53 this year. Oh and by the way, i have had MS since 1990s! Still standing, still walking..staying positive!!

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Thank you

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