• Oncotype DX testing

    Asked by Giraffe on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    Oncotype DX testing

    Has anyone had a Oncotype DX testing on the low side yet gone forward with Chemo ?i am trying to make a decision.

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • karen1956's Avatar

      The test wasn't out when I was Dx....hope you get the answers you need :)

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I was right in the middle so chemo was recommended for me but not required. I went ahead and did the chemo. I wanted to lower my recurrence chance as much as I could.

      almost 4 years ago
    • busymom0413's Avatar

      Mine was low and I did not go forward with it. I had a bilateral mastectomy with clear lymph nodes. Hope this helps. Good luck with your decision, there are so many to be made

      almost 4 years ago
    • jad's Avatar

      My score was pretty low. Had I opted out of the study my oncologist had me slated for TC chemo. I chose to remain in the study so was randomized. I was randomized for chemo. TC is what I'm getting.

      I secretly wonder how random this really was. Seems I was fated for this.
      In the end it may save me some anxiety when this is over and done with and I look back.... "did I do everything possible?".

      Incidentally, I chose lumpectomy rather than mastectomy, or even a double mastectome ("in case"). I will always have second thoughts about that decision.

      It was easier in the olden days when the experts told you what to do and you did it. Patients may be better informed now, but the choices part is anguishing.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Myungclas' Avatar

      I had a low score but did chemo anyway. With chemo my score dropped to an 8. I really wanted that one digit number. I figure every number lower I get from treatment buys me years of life. And...i never want to get this news and have to start this journey again, so I gave myself the best chance.

      almost 4 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      Too many things to consider.. Oncotype dx scales probability for recurrance, but my question would be did all of the current disease get removed? If that can't be guaranteed, then I'd do whatever is recommended or protocol. Serious questions for your oncologist and surgeon here.

      almost 4 years ago
    • speedy's Avatar

      My Oncotype DX came back 60, I had no choice.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      I say anything you can do... But how low is low? Sometimes quality of life is more important.

      almost 4 years ago

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