Aug 31, 2009 - 6:20 pm
Has anybody here had this test done? I say my Medical Oncologist today and he told me that the mammoprint sample they sent to be tested couldn't be tested because the tumor was too small! So, he wants to do an ocontype DX, it's a genetic test to see if my tumor is an agressive one or not. It will take 3 weeks to get results, meanwhile, I have to postpone my Radiologist appointment I had for wednesday, hewants to see what the numbers show. If they are high, I'll need Chemo, if they are low, I won't, just RADs and hormone, like Arimedex. He gave me some numbers like possibly 20% chance I might need the Chemo, but he is feeling that I probably won't.
Now my problem is I also went to my General surgeon for the hernia consultation. He says I could wait until I'm done with my RADs and then have the hernia surgery. He is talking an "open surgery" not laproscopy because of the size and where it is. He said there's really no reason it should of happened. I am seriously wondering if my GI Dr. maybe made it push out more when he did my colonoscopy! I only really noticed it AFTER my colonoscopy and loosing about 35 lbs. Partly because of GERD starting with a vengence last Fall and not being able to eat because of constant indigestion, and then having IBS symptoms. So, that is another reason I don't hope I have to have Chemo, cause he was talking 4 months of Chemo, 3 times a month, then have 6 weeks of RADs, that would make it close to 6 months befor I would be able to get rid of this lump of a hernia. ARRGH!