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What is octotype cancer

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 5 years
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Oncotype DX is a special genetic test. The lab where your specimen is sends a piece of the tumor to a place in California where they conduct several genetic tests on it to determine more of its makeup, if chemo. is needed, reoccurance rate, etc. The score ranges from 0-100 and depending on the number your onc. can tell you if chemo. is needed or not. Ask if they have a phamlet on it as my oncology clinic did and it was very useful. I believe your tumor has to be low grade and not in the lymph nodes to fit their patterns for testing as I recall. You can google Oncotype DX test and should get some info. that way, too.
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      If this isn't what you meant, I apologize.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Wow, I need spell check--pamphlet.

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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Oncotype DX tests help to determine if chemo would be beneficial in a breast cancer patient's specific case. many test are done on a portion of the tumor removed by the breast surgeon. And an onco score is assigned based specifically on the persons own cancer cells.
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  • sharon s Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    If the cancer is in the lymph nodes it has left the breast. Chemo and rads is best protocol
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