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My doctor called today with the pathology report from my surgery. my cancer is grade 3. Would like to have oncotype test, but surgeon put me off, to talk to the oncologist next week. Should I insist on the test?

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anonymous

Survivor since 2013 over 5 years
 
  • jennifer lewis Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2009
    Your oncologist may have more knowledge and and info than the surgeon. I would wait.
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  • lisa crawford Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Absolutely! Standard of care protocol includes testing
    over 5 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    yes you should. It will help you tremendously in other decision. There is also a test called Mammoprint and it was very beneficial information for me.
    over 5 years Flag
    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Thank you so much for your answer, I feel like I am being pushed into having chemo without knowing everything that I should

      over 5 years Flag
    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I did the test if for anything to see if I needed chemo. My number came in right on the border and could have gotten by with just pills since it was Estrogen+. My onc plugged in some numbers and by adding chemo. it dropped my recurrence rate way...

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      I did the test if for anything to see if I needed chemo. My number came in right on the border and could have gotten by with just pills since it was Estrogen+. My onc plugged in some numbers and by adding chemo. it dropped my recurrence rate way down. Betti

      over 5 years Flag
  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Yes to oncotype test !! Ask for it don't wait.
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Thank you all so much for your answers ! Lou
    over 5 years Comment Flag
  • T H Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    My Onocoligist did the order for the oncotype dx test
    over 5 years Comment Flag

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