Low Oncotype DX Recurrence Score: Do I need radiation?
Hi Everyone! My Oncotype DX RS is 17, with an 11% chance of no recurrence with AI alone and a 12% chance of recurrence with AI and chemo. Yes, you read that right. Chemo worsens my recurrence rate. I had 3 lymph nodes removed and with cancer and they also removed the 11 others that had no cancer.
I'm in an area where the docs are, sadly, a little behind the times. I was almost steamrolled into having chemo prior to surgery, and was told repeatedly that I have a high risk of recurrence -- despite the pathology reports that say there was zero cancer except for the one 2.8 cm cancer in my left breast and that found in the three nodes. I'm ER+, PR+, and Her2-. I had a single mastectomy on my left side and am doing reconstruction.
No one--not a single woman or man in my family has ever had breast cancer.
Experiences, suggestions? I'm getting a second opinion from a different rad onc this Friday. I'm looking forward to hearing what he has to say.