The results were completed Friday, but I couldn't get the pathologist or Genomic Health to release the results to me (the patient, hello) due to HIPPA regulations. I had to wait until 5:30 last night before my oncologist called me back. But ...
great news!!! Score was a 7 out of 100 which gives me only a 6% chance of a distant recurrence in the next 10 years. So, as long as the bilateral mastectomy has no surprises, no new tumors, etc., no chemo! I am so psyched, I was so dreading chemo. I was the support person for my husband for far too long on chemo, so I really didn't want to do that! I will be chemically inducing menopause and going on Arimidex (aromatase inhibitor) rather than Tamoxifen within a few weeks after surgery. Probably has it's own set of side effects, but I'll deal with them.
I hope today is a great day for all of you. We've finally got some sunshine here!
The finger of God touches your life when you make a friend.
----Mary Dawson Hughes---