Oncotype DX Test Back...Good News

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Jean in WA
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   Posted 4/1/2005 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Just had to share my good news with you! We met with my oncologist yesterday to get the results of my Oncotype DX test...we were very nervous, needless to say. Then the doctor said, "You are in the low range", which was music to our ears! The "low range" results mean I will not have to do chemotherapy. My score was 16, which was only two points below the intermediate range, so it was close. I had decided if it came in in the intermediate range, I would have to go ahead and do the chemo. So now, I am getting set to do radiation, and then will follow with hormone therapy. Here too, I have researched the alternatives, and I will be taking one of the new Aromatase Inhibitors, Arimidex. If you are interested in learning more about the Oncotype DX test, you can go to their website at Genomichealth.com. Take care everyone!
Love, Jean in WA yeah

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   Posted 4/1/2005 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Yay for you Jean!  I wish you an easy treatment and glad to hear it's not Chemo.  Be well and thanks for the info.

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   Posted 4/1/2005 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
GREAT NEWS Jean!! I am happy to hear you will not have to have chemo. Thank you for sharing the info about this test, it should help others make that decision too! 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

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   Posted 4/1/2005 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy to hear your score!  This is one of those times being in the low scoring end is good!  Happy to know someone else who benefitted from the test.  I'm done with two weeks of rads and it's not so bad.  I get tired at the end of the week (Thursday and Friday) but get rest over the weekend and feel ok again.  Good luck and please keep posting us.  We would be happy to go with you for your first treatment.  The gang was there with me for mine and it helped.
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.

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   Posted 4/1/2005 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds really good to me, too, Jean. I am happy for you. I think this test sounds like it has lots of possibilities. Hugs MK

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