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Oncotype DX Test: What does it all mean?

Breast Cancer | Last Active: Jun 11, 2019 | Replies (10)

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@psd8 @montie @1231 @dawn88, welcome to Connect.
The Oncotype DX tool has been helpful in sparing women with early stage breast cancer from having additional treatment when risk of recurrence is very low. For women whose scores are in the mid or intermediate risk range, the choice to have chemo and/or radiation remains tough. I find this explanation of the test and decision-making helpful. https://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/oncotype_dx

Dawn and 1231 – how are you managing on chemo?
Psd8 – what type of chemo is being suggested?

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The first round was brutal. Second round more tolerable. Round three coming up this week. Thanks for asking.

I have had very minimal side effects with both Taxol (once a week x 12) and FAC (once every 3 weeks x 4). About the only side effect with Taxol, was hair loss. I can tell the FAC is stronger, I’m a little more fatigued and some bloating, but that’s pretty much it. My labs have been amazing the entire time. I’m blessed beyond belief and know I’m probably the exception not the rule!