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Feb 22, 2008 12:41AM
Feb 22, 2008 12:48AM
mom2 daughters- I received my score this afternoon!
It came back at 19. My oncologist did not recommend chemo- if anything, discouraged me from getting it- but put me on Femera for 5 years. He also ordered a bone density test, and a colonoscopy- ugh! I haven't had one, and I he felt it is very important for people over 50, and especially those of us with breast cancer.
I thought I was going to have this big decision to make if I came out in the middle range, but I'm very comfortable with just the aromatase inhibitor after talking with my onc. And relieved!
I'm 57, and I do think age has a lot to do with how aggressive the doctors feel they need to be to be effective.
Otter- could you call your doc's office and check on whether it has been sent out yet and what information your insurance company has given them regarding what they cover? I think that getting this approval is something that the doctors do for us routinely, and I would think they could tell you something about how it is going.
- 4/2015- Mets to liver. 6/2011-Mets to spine, ribs, and skull, 6/2011 radiation, Xgeva and Faslodex 7/2011
11/2007, IDC, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
1/10/2008 Aromasin (exemestane)
6/2011, IDC, mets
7/15/2011 Faslodex (fulvestrant)
4/10/2015 Femara (letrozole)
4/20/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib)
8/4/2015 Xeloda (capecitabine)
3/11/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
10/13/2016 Doxil (doxorubicin)
4/4/2018 Navelbine (vinorelbine)