Oncotype test results are in

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

MiaB
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 3/3/2005 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone!
 
I just got the call from the oncologist's office and we got GREAT news.  The genetic test called Oncotype DX results show I have a very low chance of recurrence!  So with that news they are moving forward with radiation and hormonal treatment (Tamoxifen).  But NO chemo!!!  I will have my planning session for radiation on the 14th.
 
I am so thrilled and wanted to share it with all my new friends right away!
 
Thank you all for the welcome and becoming part of each day.  It's so nice to know that whenever I have questions, apprehensions or just need someone to listen that I have all of you!
 
I even made a referral to my surgeon's nurse who told me today on the phone that she has 2 recently diagnosed friends.  She said she will tell them about this site and is happy to know this exists for us.
 
So blessings to all,  and once again thanks,
 
 
Mia
 
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


-Vesta M. Kelly


postal2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 1106
   Posted 3/3/2005 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Mia, Happy to hear the good news! It is always good when you get your game plan figured out and can get on it! I hope the new friends will find us. We always love having new friends even if we wish they never had to find us. L&H, Gail
 It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.   Elisabeth Kubler Ross


Tavish
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2272
   Posted 3/3/2005 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   

Wow, that is awesome news! I wish they had that test when I was diagnosed...but I probably would have needed chemo anyway with my 2.5 cm tumor...

Celebrate your good news with ice cream or retail therapy. It works for us! yeah

Lori



sdearing
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 700
   Posted 3/3/2005 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
That's great news. I don't know if I have said hello or not. I can't seem to get caught up on the board. Since vacation DH and I have both been sick. So, Welcome and congratulations on your great news. Having a plan in place makes things so much better. We will be here for you each step of the way so keep us up to date.

L&H
Sara
Sara Dearing
 
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present!


gma
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2921
   Posted 3/3/2005 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You have really gotten great news! Many people respond well to radiation and lumpectomy. My aunt was diagnosed several years before I was and that was what she had for treatment. She has never had any sign of breast cancer since. I wish the test had been available for me, too.

Thanks for sharing our address with others. I have invited many people to come here, too and it is surprising that some just don't have any interest. It has become such a part of my life to check the board each day several times. I had to laugh recently, tho. I have taken a lot of heat from family for spending so much time on the computer. My husband bought an old sailboat to restore and later learned it is sort of a classic and there is a message board like this for people restoring these particular boats, so he goes to the computer first thing each morning to see what is going on. My daughter, who was also diagnosed with breast cancer and had no interest in this board, loves horses and owns eight. She recently found a message board where they discuss horses, their care and ailments, as well as breeds and breeding, etc. So both of the people who teased me most are now hooked with computer cyber friends, too. LOL.
Hugs MK


Candy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 1294
   Posted 3/3/2005 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   

What wonderful news.  Thank you for sharing this with us.  So glad you referred newbies to us.  We love to help.  You have been a wonderful addition to our family and hope to hear from you often.

Love and hugs,

Candy


 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:9


cupycake2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 955
   Posted 3/3/2005 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Mia,

What fantastic news! Hopefully you will be able to start your plan of attack and live life to its fullest soon. At any rate, we are here to hold your hand or listen when you need someone to talk to.

Best of luck to you. Where are you doing your rads? I had to go to Canton Aultman when I was doing them. My oncologists were Jeffrey Speiss and Larry Stallings at the Wooster Clinic. They were/are fantastic doctors.

Hang in there!

Hugs,
Debbie
^j^ ^j^
"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"
Cicero


MiaB
Regular Member


Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 3/3/2005 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Debbie,
 
I'm seeing the oncology team of Dr's Uhl and Lee at the Cleveland Clinic in Wooster.  I had nothing against Dr. Stallings I just had some prior wonderful experience with the CC when my dad was sick years ago.  And my sister goes there for her Lupus.
 
They have been great so far and I feel very confident in their care.  It was because of their being on the cutting edge of medical advances that I was able to have this test.  There is really very little out there about it, I'm not sure many oncologists are using it yet.
 
I have to share my experience with my DD tonight with all of you.  She has been very anxious about whether or not I was going to be getting chemo.  I had her prepared for it in case and she had gotten to the point where she was able to think of positives.  For example the other night while I was taking a bath she came in to "keep me company".  While I was shaving my legs she said "hey Mom, if you have to get chemo you won't have to shave your legs!"  And we came up with a slew of positives; no tweezing eyebrows, no coloring my grey hair, no shaving underarms etc.  So tonight she says out of the blue "do you know yet what treatment you're going to have yet Mom?"  We hadn't told her yet we were waiting to do it at the dinner table.  And my DH and I just looked at each other.  We said dinner will be ready in a couple minutes we'll tell you then.  But she couldn't wait.  So we told her and she smiled so big and hugged me over and over.  I don't remember the last time she hugged and kissed me so much!!!  The funny thing was we didn't know when we were going to be getting the results back and hadn't told her when to expect them.  It's like she sensed it!
 
Today has been such a joy!  Thank you all for sharing it with me!!! I'll still be on here just as much as I will need you all for advice for the rads.
 
Thanks,
 
 
Mia
 
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


-Vesta M. Kelly


kathnz
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 3/3/2005 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Mia,
I'm joining in the congrats from Down Under. That is great news that you won't have to go thru chemo - the rads are doable as is the tamoxifen.
Cheers
Kath

kmonke
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 352
   Posted 3/3/2005 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   

You were on the right track of thinking positive - even with was positive about chemo. Welcome to the board and congratulations on not having to go through chemo.  Rads are doable, just make sure you take good care of your skin from the moment you start rads, because if you start to burn, like I did, the creams don't do as much good.

We look forward to the new ones you have steered this way.  If we can help anyone with this disease, we are always willing.  Like Mary Kay, I too have given the address to some friends, but either they haven't had time or just don't feel they need this type of support at this time. 

Good luck, Mia - am sending cyber hugs and wishes for good treatments and care.

Kitty M


cupycake2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 955
   Posted 3/4/2005 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Mia,

I loved the story about your DD. She sounds like such a little sweetheart. There is always some good in the bad things we experience and you thought of a few with chemo. Actually, when I had rads they zapped an area under my left arm where it totally must have wiped out all of the hair follicles. I only need to shave a little area in that armpit. Tee Hee

You are going to do just great with radiation. It sounds like you have a wonderful support team ready to help you thru it........and of course WE are here to help too in any way that we can. If you need someone to go with you your first trip to rads, let me know and I will try and be there for you. The first time is the scarest. After that, you will be a pro!

Hey, we had sunshine yesterday. YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Spring is only a couple weeks away...........AHHHHHHHHHH.

Hugs,
Debbie
^j^ ^j^
PS. Let us know when your treatments are coming up. OK?  I am sure that Joyce will get the PCE warmed up for another run.  Hmmmmmm, now where did I put my pink boa?


"What sweetness is left in life if you take away friendship? It is like robbing the world of the sun"
Cicero


Tavish
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2272
   Posted 3/4/2005 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Mia....no such luck here...I did shave my darn legs throughout chemo. I had a little under the arms, but the darn leg hair never stopped!

LOL....
Lori

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 04, 2016 5:25 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,451 posts in 301,021 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151186 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, debbixij.
190 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Georgia Hunter, 73monte, Tudpock18, Nomar Lupron 4 Me, Buddy Blank


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer