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|7/10/2012||I was Triple Negative Breast Cancer and my Oncologist was going to put me on Tamoxifen as I had a 4% score on the traditional test. Then he used the new Aqua Technology test by GenOptix and it came back a score of 0 and a score of 5, and he decided to not put me on Tamoxifen. Also, my original biopsy I was ER or PR +, but the final tumor showed Triple Negative. Do you think I would benefit from Tamoxifen?|
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|7/10/2012||To figure this one out we would need to see you and perhaps even more importantly re-review your pathology for accuracy and determine what percentage if any we believe this tumor to be receptor positive. and we are happy to do that for you, just call 443-287-2778. Even you opt not to come and just want path re-reviewed they can instruct you how to make that happen quite easily.|
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