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|10/31/2011||dx with Invasive Lobular carcinoma, (1.6 cm, er+, pr+, her2-) in 8/14/11, had lumpectomy with sentinal node 9/12/11, (neg nodes), and re-section (positive margin) 10/12/11. My oncologist recommends Radiation and tamoxifen, but waiting for results of oncotypeDX for chemo recommendation. I have not yet started treated, should i be concerned?|
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|11/1/2011||Not sure exactly what you are asking but yes having cancer is always a concern but at the same time you have relatively favorable features. Waiting for oncotype makes a lot of sense to help determine if chemo may be of benefit. If you are premenopausal (sound like since you were recommended tamoxifen) make sure you ask about genetic counseling/testing for BRCA genes especially if you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancers. Hope this helps and best wishes!|
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