Oncotype score and feeling bad
My onctotype score came back yesterday and was a 23. I am pre-menopausal and under 50 with a grade 3 tumor so was feeling okay about it until I was reading and realized most people score less and don't need chemo. I will be having taxotere and cytoxan for four cycles three weeks apart. But even with chemo and hormone treatment my chances of recurrence is still 8%. Which seems high to me and I'm especially worried about hormone therapy. What if I can't handle it? It all just seems overwhelming. Pathology showed no node involvement, no LVI involvement and I have a positive ER/PR and HER2 negative so I know it's not as bad as I'm feeling right now. But it still feels bad. By the way how do you compare a quantitative single gene score to your immunohistology results? I had the same hormone results on my onctotype score but there score is different and I want to understand where I stand with their score.