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Questions about Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Chemotherapy.
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|6/11/2012||I have been adviced TCX4 regime chemo by an oncologist but was adviced FECX6 by another oncologist so a bit confused here to take a call. I have been diagnosed with multifocal infiltrating ductal carcinoma with lobular features. Mastectomy done of right breast, no malignancy seen in lymph nodes (sentnel), ER & PR positive,negative Her-2 gene amplification, Ki 67-proliferative index is 20% with mitotic score 1.|
Please tell the difference between these 2 regimes of chemo and do i really need chemo?
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|6/11/2012||Every case is unique...generally no cookie cutter approach to treatment. We offer a second opinion for medical oncology by calling 410-955-8964, which may be helpful in expaling different chemo recommendations. 2 medical oncologists have recommended chemo. Ask about sending your tumor tissue for the Oncotype DX assay, which analyzes your individual cancer characteristics and calculates a score of benefit of chemo. Hope this helps and best wsihes.|
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