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Oncotype score over 50?

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eleanorj
eleanorj Member Posts: 28

Anyone else had a score over 50? What treatment did you do? Onc is recommending AC+T because on my high score, but says that 6 rounds of TC would be a valid treatment as well. I'm so scared of any treatment involving A so I'm so confused right now. He had first recommend 4x TC until he found out my oncotype score. Also, oncotype is only for ER+ tumor, mine was a weak positive, 10%, is the oncotype still a valid test on such a weak tumor?

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  • bcsurvivor22
    bcsurvivor22 Member Posts: 1
    edited November 2008
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    Hi Cebula...my oncotype dx score was 57!  I had 2 rounds of chemo (adramycin/cytoxin- 4 x) and then Taxol (12 x) & Herceptin...I did Herceptin for 1 year.  I was 42 when diagnosed. her2neu positive also. 

    I was told anyone that scored over 30 was considered high risk and needed to do the chemo.  I am taking tamoxifin now.  I do not know the answer to your question concerning the "weak tumor." 

    Initially, I debated doing chemo, because I was only stage 1, it was not in my lymph nodes and it was caught early...but then once I got the onco results back, I knew I had to have chemo. 

    Please take care...I know it is so hard and it seems like such a long road, but you will get thru it.   

  • eleanorj
    eleanorj Member Posts: 28
    edited December 2008
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    Thank you, my score is 57 as well. Met with onc this morning and we decided to do 6 rounds of TC, I'll be starting on Dec 8.

  • Frenchgirl63
    Frenchgirl63 Member Posts: 4
    edited November 2017
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    I realize your post is almost ten years old, but I just received my oncotype score of 57 yesterday - Nov. 16, 2017. I have IDC, er positive, pr positive, 0/1 node. I am Stage 2/A, Grade 3. I had a lumpectomy Oct. 9 and reincision to get clear margins on October 29th. The oncologist is recommending chemo. I am petrified with the high oncotype score. She doesn't know what kind of chemo. How are you doing today? Also, my bone and cat scans were clear

  • murfy
    murfy Member Posts: 254
    edited January 2018
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    Hi Camille: Received my score of 52 yesterday. Was clinically ready to start hormone treatment until received score and now Oncologists 1 and 2 both strongly recommending chemo (T+C; 4 rounds). I'm really bummed....

  • Frenchgirl63
    Frenchgirl63 Member Posts: 4
    edited January 2018
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    I have done two cycles of CT chemo; it isn't bad so far! I have my third treatment January 24th and finish on Feb. 14th. Then, I have 20 radiation treatments and AL's

  • murfy
    murfy Member Posts: 254
    edited January 2018
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    You’re half way done with chemo Camille! Here’s hoping the rest of your treatments continue to go as well! I’ve just started my own. Best of luck!

    Laura

  • Frenchgirl63
    Frenchgirl63 Member Posts: 4
    edited January 2018
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    I just hope the chemo is strong enough to "knock out" the cancer

  • Emily21
    Emily21 Member Posts: 67
    edited June 2021
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    Anyone else out there with oncotype scores over 50.?

  • Gonetruckin
    Gonetruckin Member Posts: 9
    edited July 2021
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    My score was 54. Surgeon initially said after lumpectomy I’d do radiation then a pill for 5 years and be done with it. Once score came in we went to chemo, I finished 4 AC treatments and am at 3 of 12 paclitaxel treatments. Then a respite before radiation. Trying to reassure myself that it’s just a summer of inconvenience and then I can get back to my usual workaholic life…

  • Amary2021
    Amary2021 Member Posts: 37
    edited July 2021
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    Hello Gonetruckin,

    May I ask how many radiation treatments are planned for you? I finished 4 x AC treatments, and the first of 12 weekly taxol. The plan is hopefully a lumpectomy, radiation then hormone treatment.

    I guess you can see the goal in sight now!


  • Gonetruckin
    Gonetruckin Member Posts: 9
    edited July 2021
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    4 weeks of radiation planned, every weekday. Not sure what to expect. Doctors say it’s a breeze, nurses warn me it could kick my butt.

  • Emily21
    Emily21 Member Posts: 67
    edited July 2021
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    My score was 51, I did 4AC and 12 taxol, it was doable, no major side effects, 20 rads, one bad burn which has now healed, my hair is coming back, grey as a badger but I'm well which is all that matters. I'm on Anastrozole and my fear ebbs and flows bit I have to get on with it. I'm 57.best of luck to you.