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How reliable are the gene Dx testing, can we take decision of not taking chemo based on low score of OncotypeDx?

jaspal kaur Profile
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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer about 8 years
 
  • Lori S Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It is only one tool in the decision making process. You need to take in all test results, tumor aggressiveness and characteristics, etc. Having a low score is encouraging though. I had it done and was in the middle (close to the higher side). Because of my tumor aggressiveness and other factors, I opted to do chemo because of the high risk of recurrence and just finished my 4 rounds. Radiation will be next. My cancer was caught early. I was stage 1, invasive initially only thought to be DCIS).
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I completely agree with Lori S. It is a tool to help you and your doctor make a treatment plan. I also would have chosen to do the treatment she chose too. My brother-in-law was diagnosed with IDC around Christmas and his oncotype-DX turned out to be a 1. He, correctly, chose not to do further treatment with the blessing of his oncologist. I think the outcome of this test results will help you and your doctor make the right choice. If after you speak to your doctor and are still not sure, don't hesitate to get a second opinion by another oncologist.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • Barbara Rowan Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I was in the high intermediate range as well with ilc. I have completed 4 of 12 weekly rounds of abraxane and carboplatin. The test made me feel better about the decision to do chemo.
    about 8 years Comment Flag
  • jaspal kaur Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thanks a lot for your answers, sent the sample for the OncotypeDx, let's see what's in the store for me. Your answers made me feel confident abt my decision for opting for this test.
    about 8 years Comment Flag

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