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I have a question regarding Oncotype DX. I have RS of 20. I also got the test for sensitivity for different types of chemo therapy - it showed that my tumor is not chemo sensitive. What does it mean? On one hand Oncotype DX shows that I should get some benefits from chemo therapy, on the other hand the tumor was not sensitive for chemo agents. I see a contradiction here. What would be recommended for women like me?
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|3/10/2012||There are some assays that test for 'sensisitivity' of more common chemotherapy agents on breast cancer tissue, but certainly not all chemo therapy agents. Consult with a breast medical oncologist as to a formal recommendation for your treatment. If we can help, please call Sheila @ 443-287-BRST (2887) for an appointment. Hope this helps and best wishes!.|
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