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Love ONLY, I THINK this article may show that AI's would

For Dr. Love ONLY,I THINK this article may show that AI's would work on stem cells. Am I right?http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22433454

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Dr. Love, Can you find anything that says that breast cancer

Dr. Love,Can you find anything that says that breast cancer stem cells usually go to the bone. Or the first breast cancer mets usually are in the bone and spread from there. This would be good because I have the zometa for the bone. I feel like I have seen things alluding to this in various places.

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Dr.Love, Read this: ". In conclusion, our data showed that

Dr.Love,Read this:". In conclusion, our data showed that CD44+/CD24-/low phenotype was found at a high frequency in tumors pT2, G3, pN3, positive for Ki-67, and negative for estrogen and progesterone receptors highlighting the hypothesis that CD44+/CD24-/low profile correlates with the more aggressive clinical-pathological features of the disease. "What do you think?

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Dr. Love, I just figured out that I don't think stem cells

Dr. Love,I just figured out that I don't think stem cells can be the main way that mets happen. This is because lots of people with ER+ breast cancer get ER+ mets. If it had to be caused by a stem cell it would be ER-.I feel like I have a monkey on my shoulder. Ever since I found out about the stem cells I feel hopeless and unsafe. It's because of the DTC's. If they shed off the tumor, stem cells must have shed too. And stem cells are super cells--they can live where other cancer cells can't. So they don't have to go to the marrow where the zometa can kill them.What should I do? I need to get passed this.

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Dr. Love, Of women who have breast cancer recurrences past 5

Dr. Love,Of women who have breast cancer recurrences past 5 years---say 7, 10, 12, 15, etc. years out----if they were ER positive to begin with, how many retain that ER positivity, and what percentage switches to ER negative?

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Dr. Phil, Please help me make sense of these two totally

Dr. Phil,Please help me make sense of these two totally contrary things.My oncologist is very precise. He is also brilliant. He is about 40 or 45 years old. He never speaks loosely and doesn't give false hope. He usually answers my questions with "we don't know" (which iswhathe said when I asked if he thought I had stem cells in my body).About six months ago he told me that if I live 5 years, I will live 20 years. My husband heard it too.Then, as you know, there are all these articles that talk about how breast cancer is special, and has delayed mets all the time. One quote from an ncbi article:"Tumor dormancy describes a prolonged quiescent state in which tumor cells are present, but disease progression is not yet clinically apparent. Breast cancer is especially known for long asymptomatic periods, up to 25 years, with no evidence of the disease, followed by a relapse."I really want to trust my doctor, because it is a happier resolution. But how can I with all this contrary information. I don't want to ask him, because I guess I'm afraid he'll take it back. Can you make sense of this?As you remember, the chances seem really high. Seven percent chance of mets every year after 5 years for women who had nodes.I wrote my breast surgeon though, and she said it was unlikely. Maybe she just meant the first 5 years.

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Dr. Love, Please help me make sense of these two totally

Dr. Love,Please help me make sense of these two totally contrary things.My oncologist is very precise. He is also brilliant. He is about 40 or 45 years old. He never speaks loosely and doesn't give false hope. He usually answers my questions with "we don't know" (which is what he said when I asked if he thought I had stem cells in my body).About six months ago he told me that if I live 5 years, I will live 20 years. My husband heard it too.Then, as you know, there are all these articles that talk about how breast cancer is special, and has delayed mets all the time. One quote from an ncbi article:"Tumor dormancy describes a prolonged quiescent state in which tumor cells are present, but disease progression is not yet clinically apparent. Breast cancer is especially known for long asymptomatic periods, up to 25 years, with no evidence of the disease, followed by a relapse."I really want to trust my doctor, because it is a happier resolution. But how can I with all this contrary information. I don't want to ask him, because I guess I'm afraid he'll take it back. Can you make sense of this?

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Dr. Love, Another article that scares me. Is there any hope

Dr. Love,Another article that scares me. Is there any hope to be drawn from this that would apply to my specific situation of having a 95%+ ER+ tumor:http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201401/new-breast-cancer-stem-cell-findings-explain-how-cancer

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Dr. Love (ONLY), I have one more idea. A bad one. Is this

Dr. Love (ONLY),I have one more idea. A bad one. Is this crazy? What if the stem cells came off early--BEFORE the surgery--so the pathology showed none, but there are in fact dormant ones in my body. What do you think of that?

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