Oct 25, 2020 09:51PM kksmom3 wrote:
I had a Stage 1A, 3 mm tumor, grade 2. Same as you, ER,PR +, HER2 neg. However, my Ki-67 was 37%. My mitotic rate was also 1. I asked my MO about it. I knew it was considered high. She was a little puzzled by it, but said they give a lot more credence to the mitotic rate. Are they doing an oncotype? I didn't get one, thankfully, I was never a candidate for chemo, so that test wasn't needed. I'm assuming you will be getting that test, and I hope that will come back low. Oh, it doesn't look like you've had surgery yet. Not sure if they do the oncotype on the biopsied tissue, or on the lumpectomy/mastectomy tissue. I know other ladies here will know for sure. My MO said not to worry about it, but that's easier said than done. And it's true that many hospitals don't report it, so it must be only a small piece of the puzzle. When you meet with your MO, I would ask about it. I'd also love to know what they say. However, I'm 2 years out and fine, so I'm sure all will be well for you too!