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Topic: Oncotype DX score of 26 - chemo or no chemo?

Forum: Stage I Breast Cancer — Meet other members with a Stage I breast cancer diagnosis to share information and support.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2016 07:11PM

Sunset860 wrote:

My Oncotype DX test score came back as a 26 and I am having the hardest decision on what to do about chemo- My MO said it my decision as score fell in the intermediate range. When I asked for her opinion, she said she has gotten more conservative with her recommendations as she has gotten older and if I was 39 she would say yes do chemo, but at my age 59, she didn't think the chemo side effects out weighed the reoccurrence risk. Just don't know what to do, am afraid of chemo as I have many issues with allergic reactions to chemicals and even had anreaction to thedye used for the sentinel node procedure. Any thoughts would be appreciated

Dx 6/28/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Feb 12, 2019 08:41AM - edited Feb 12, 2019 05:34PM by kec1972

I am 46, just got my Oncotype DX score yesterday, it was 21 with a 10% rsk of recurrence in 9 years. MO left the decision up to me. I chose no chemo. I start radiation next week, then onto tamoxifen for 5 years.

Dx 12/17/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/7/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 2/20/2019 Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Feb 12, 2019 08:35PM Marymc86 wrote:

My Oncotype was 27. I’m 55 and today is the one year anniversary of receiving news of my diagnosis. I turned down chemo and I have no regrets at this point.


Dx 2/12/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 6/25/2018

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