However, I just read a post on another forum where a new patient said that JH no longer uses such tests, having found them unreliable.
That is hard to believe....genome tests are not absolute, and are still being adjusted as they, and we, learn. But they sure are another indicator. Plus, based on what that new patient's wife stated about
Bal Carter, I'm not sure she was hearing correctly about
2019, if I were you I'd call the insurance company and make sure of their policy, and also call the OncotypeDX genome test company. It's been reported they have very low rates for patients paying directly. (1-650-556-9300). Good luck!
72years old @ Dx, LUTS for 7 years
Ulcerative Colitis since 1973
TURP 2/16, G3+4 discovered,
4 cores; G 3+3, one G3+4
RALP 7/17 G3+4 Organ confined, but...
<1mm positive margin on Epstein check
pT2c pNO pMn/a
PSA .54 4 months post RR
ercMRI & DCFPyL PET Scan @ NIH/NCI
1" tumor in cavity at apex No mets.
2ADT; IMGT 70.2 GY, over 5/18
PSA <.006 9/18, .054 11/18, .070 12/18