Breast Cancer Index - Mixed Results
Hello all -
Wondering if any of you can share any of your experiences regarding your BCI and what your oncologists have advised based on your results.
I am nearing my 5 year mark next year for endocrine therapy and recently found out that my oncologist had run the Breast Cancer Index test on my original tumor. I am concerned about the results - it was indicated that I was Intermediate Risk for distant recurrence in years 5-10 but that extended endocrine therapy would be of no benefit. Does this mean I have to do nothing and just cross my fingers that it doesn't return? It seems impossible that there is no protocol for people who are at elevated risk who won't benefit from further treatment. I am also a bit frustrated bc I haven't been able to see my oncologist face to face to have this discussion with him (he sends in his nurse practitioner these days to meet with me), so any information would be appreciated. This is giving me a lot of anxiety. 🙏
If it's of any consequence, I was Stage 1B with no node involvement and an Oncotype Score of 3.