Need a ONCO DX test but was started on letrozole before surgery
I find myself in a difficult place with no options. I'm 63, dx'd with R multi-centric Est+/Prog- IDC, negative nodes x 4, 3 weeks post-op bilat. mastectomy. The oncologist says there is not enough tissue from the multiple biopsies to do the Onco DX test. Letrozole treatment started prior to surgery due to long waiting time. I'm now told the Prog- feature of my cancer may indicate a more aggressive type of cancer that can only be evaluated by an onco dx test. I'm told that I'm out of luck on that one…. no extra monitoring will be done, just report any "headaches, stomach problems and/or respiratory problems. This means metastasis to the brain, liver and or lung. Why not an annual PET scan? CEA tests? Something??? Maybe contacting the company that makes the Onco test can help? I feel I've fallen through the safety net here. Any information or help would be appreciated.