How can someone jump from 1A to 4 quickly?
So I'm lurking on all the boards and I keep seeing women with my type of numbers suddenly being diagnosed as Stage 4 fairly quickly. Yet, according to the SOFT study, 98.6% of Stage 1A women taking Tamox and no chemo don't have any Distance Mets at 5 years. Why am I seeing such a disconnect?
One of my concerns is that standard protocol says that if there is no symptoms and no node involvement, they don't do whole body scans - as they lead to a lot of false positives. I'm Stage 1A, Oncotype Score 20 (waiting on Mammoprint) and I just don't get how someone like me could in a month or even year be diagnosed Stage 4... Is the SOFT study results to be believed as far as my outcome percentages?