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9/6/2017Hi I had previously asked a question but I believe it wound up in the wrong area. My mom received a oncotype score of 11 with a reoccurrence chance of 7% for node negatice, coincidentally the doctors also ran a node positive result before my moms final path from surgery was back. That positive oncotype said her chance of reoccurrence with positive nodes was 9%. When I asked the doctor which report to look at he said node negative because micromets are closer to being node negative than true node positive. I guess meaning a stage 1a and 1b outcome are similar. Just wanted to get a second opinion on this. I have read micromets need additional treatment but will usually not effect outcome. Is this why her doc said to look more closely at node negative than node positive oncotype report ? Thanks a bunch
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9/7/2017Statistically, there is little difference between micromet and negative node. and there is little difference actually between 7% and 9%. Remember the focus for the oncotypeDX report also is whether chemo would or would not be of benefit. With her scores being low there is little benefit.That doesn't mean she is doing nothing to prevent recurrence however. hormonal therapy is where she benefits greatly.

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