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We did meet with the oncologist who reviewed fully every item on my pathology report. We discussed the all clear with a bilateral mastectomy and low possibility of recurrence and additional treatment. She did not think letrozole prior to surgery would affect the results. With a mid-range score of 28, we decided that chemo was not an option at my age. She ordered a mammaprint test to get more clarification but we are still waiting for the results. Because I will be more than 120 days from diagnosis, chemo benefits may be reduced anyway. That’s a consideration for anyone who is delayed for treatment. The process is now in place with mastectomy completed and an AI for 5 years with regular monitoring. We hope that is a good ending to my health story.

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Focusing on the good ending is a good place to center your attentions, nlb.

It must've been a relief to review every item on the pathology report with your oncologist and that she took the time to answer all your questions and lay out the options, benefits and risks. The medical professionals are not only trained in reading reports, they have all the statistics and your personal medical history at hand to help guide personalized decisions right for the patient in front of them.

Are you feeling comfortable with the decision to not do chemo? Which AI will you be starting – letrozole?