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I just heard from my doctor that the pathology report was clean; the sentinel nodes and the margins were clean. He also said that it was very low grade as well. The Oncotype DX hasn't been done yet. It's low grade. Should I insist it be done? Thanks!

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stage_1 Patient 6 months
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    The test isn't considered "routine" and your pathology must meet certain criteria. If your doctor wants it done he will send the info. to the lab that does the test, then they will contact you with a lot of questions. They want anyone needing it to be able to get it done as it's quite pricey. My insurance company paid for it but I don't know if all will (I assume they do). Ask him/her about it and see if they feel you would benefit by having it done. Like I said I did it to see if chemo. was needed or not.
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    • Merri Sedgwick Profile
      anonymous
      stage_1 Patient

      Hi Beth,
      Thanks for the clarification. I appreciate your input and your insight. I now know what to ask when I see him next week.
      Take care,
      Merri

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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Merri, all the best to you, too. Betti

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I only agreed to an Oncotype DX test to see if chemo. would be of benefit or not. Everyone has to do what they feel is the right thing for them.
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  • Merri Sedgwick Profile
    anonymous
    stage_1 Patient
    Thanks for your reply. I thought that test was routine. I will talk to the surgeon and the oncologist to get their take on it. Here's wishing you well!
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