Oct 10, 2012 - 3:04 pm
I had first stage breast cancer diagnosed in December 2011. My oncologist wanted me to have the OncoType DX assay before he finalized the plan of action (chemo and radiation or just radiation). I am sorry to say my Oncotype came back at 38. (0-10 is low, 11-20 is medium, 20-30 is high). This is apparently different from the BRCA gene testing. It determines your tendancy for recurrence. Mine was "off the charts" hence we decided to hit it with all guns...chemo (TAC) and radiation, after a bi-lateral mastectomy (right was prophylactic). I am 4 months out after radiation. Anyone else out there have a high number and what did their oncologist say about it?