Minimally Hormone Receptive
Hi! My cancer is technically ER+/PR+ however the hormone levels are minimal— 2% and 1% respectively. The MO wants to treat the cancer as if it were triple negative— with chemo. I am BRCA1 positive and small tumor. I had a BMX, the nodes came back clean and I was classified as Stage IA. Oncotype was not done but she's willing to submit it but she's confident the score will come back high. The MO wants to give me chemotherapy as a way to make sure any potential outlying cancer cells are killed. She said hormone therapy would do me little good compared to the side effects.Of course, it's my choice as to what to do.
I'm wondering how I should classify myself —am I really ER+ positive, a triple negative or something in between? Has anyone else been in this position? What treatment options were recommended?