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11/25/2017I had a lumpectomy in July followed by a reexcision for clean margins in August. Diagnosis: DCIS with 6mm IDC. 95% er+, 95% pr+, her 2+ with moderate staining, ki67 2%, mitotic rate 1, grade 2. Breast surgeon thought her2+ was contradictory to other results so she sent out for Mammaprint/Blueprint. Came back very low risk luminal A. Onc sent for additional FISH it came back equivocal. Sent for another it was positive. After meeting with 3 Drs it was decided that radiation followed by 5 years of tamoxifen was recommend treatment. One oncologist still felt I needed herceptin but insurance wouldn’t cover without chemo drug. Said it’s a hard decision because of all the “gray” areas. He doesn’t trust Mammaprint/blueprint just yet. I went for radiation and currently on tamoxifen. Wondering if I made a mistake. I am 49.
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11/25/2017we make decisions based on the information that we have at the time. so don't try to outguess yourself and your decisions now. it will make you crazy. what you did was very reasonable based on the information you stated in your question.

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