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3/17/2017I had stage one, grade 2, ER positive breast cancer removed by lumpectomy. My onco type score is 39. I was told I have a 19% recurrence. I would like to know what the percentage for each option:

I
A) do nothing further. Choose only lumpectomy. My chance of recurrence is X%
b) have radiation only. chance is X%
C) take tamoxifen only. Chance is X%
D) radiation and tamoxifen. Chance is X%
E) chemo, radiation and tamoxifen. Chance is X%.
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3/19/2017It is difficult in this forum to provide a formal consult as you are requesting.

However, the score of 39 indicates a high risk of recurrence and metastasis along with a high benefit from chemo therapy. Standard of care after chemo therapy would also include anti hormonal therapy with radiation.

Please schedule with a breast medical oncologist @ an academic medical breast center.

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