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1/12/2017Hi Having trouble finding info on my situation. Trying to understand what my results indicate. I had lumpectomy and sentinel node removal. 1.3cm IDC with surrounding dcis tissue. And a .7mm micromet to first sentinel node 3 other clear nodes were taken. Highly Hormone receptive to both. I have stage 1b grade 1. Oncotype dx test came back a 0. I am confused as to why or how, , with grade 1- oncotype 0, it spread to lymph node. Even my breast surgeon can't really understand why. I'm trying to be happy with this result- because I believe it means no chemo for me- but still just trying to figure it why the numbers and stats don't make sense. Any input on this type of situation. I hear that it's rare to get a 0 onco dx result.
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1/12/2017quite unusual. i personally have never seen an oncotypeDX of 0 before. that said, grade 1 is very slow growing. chemo is designed to kill rapidly growing cells, so this would likely be a major factor why the score was so incredibly low. worth having your doctor call and speak to someone at genomichealth however where the test was performed.

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