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My oncotype DX score was 60, very high! Has anyone else had scores this high??? Does a high score impact my overall prognosis and chance for recurrence or new cancer after chemo?

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Survivor since 2012 about 8 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2007
    Hi Deb, I found a very good explanation about the reason for the Onco DX, and the theory behind it. http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/oncotype_dx.jsp As I understand it, the test helps women and their doctors predict whether their type of cancer, even though you are node negative, is likely to reoccur. The tests that come back a high score are the types of breast cancer's where it would be advantagious to receive further treatment such as chemotherapy and/ or hormone therapy. You probably have an upcoming appointment with your oncologist to ask these questions. There is a website that is called Ajunctive Online or something similar. Your oncologist can plug in your type of cancer, staging, size, type and come up with your percentages. It will show your chances with chemotherapy and without. It was impressive and I went through chemotherapy and hormone therapy. If after you talk to your oncologist, and you still have questions, go for a second opinion. I would also advise you to bring along a friend, spouse, other family member who can take notes. You will probably need some help processing all the information. You will do fine. It's a big journey but your have a whole bunch of women who have been there.... done that. Healing hugs, Sharon
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • nicole blagburn Profile
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    Étude du cancer du sein
    I would like to know the answer to this too. I found out my score next week.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Lori S Profile
    anonymes
    Étude du cancer du sein
    With that score did you receive a percentage for recurrence? My score was low 30's with 19% chance for recurrence. Because of that, I did chemo first before radiation.
    about 8 years Flag
    • deb s Profile
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      Survivant depuis 2012

      Yes, and it is 1/3, without chemo. I think that is the chance for recurrence for all oncotype dx high risk individuals, whose score range from 31-100. It is hard for me to believe that individuals within that range all have the same percentage for...

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      Yes, and it is 1/3, without chemo. I think that is the chance for recurrence for all oncotype dx high risk individuals, whose score range from 31-100. It is hard for me to believe that individuals within that range all have the same percentage for recurrence, but I have been unable to locate any data regarding this.

      about 8 years Flag
  • deb s Profile
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    Survivant depuis 2012
    Thanks so much for your reply, Sharon. Both of the websites that you provided have been VERY helpful. You have helped me to find information regarding some of my unanswered questions and to relieve a bit of my anxiety. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and knowledge.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Edie Parsons Profile
    anonymes
    Étude du cancer du sein
    I had a score of 78
    over 4 years Comment Flag

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