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OncotypeDx report back--see oncologist tomorrow

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hi Friends,
Got a call from my oncologist. She got the report back from the OncotypeDX testing. She asked if I wanted to come in early to get the results. My original appointment was for April 28. I will go in tomorrow morning at 8:45. Hubby is going with me. She said I am one of those folks who are sitting in the middle of the fence concerning chemotherapy treatment. I had hoped since nothing was found in my lymph nodes, that I would only have to do the hormone blocker for estrogen and progesterone.

Will listen to her explanation of the report and her recommendation. Then will ask for a copy of the report and for a week to think about her recommendation. I know I should wait to get the results and recommendations before starting to worry. Please pray for guidance for me and the doctor.

If you have suggestions, I am open to your ideas and input. Of course, I will have more information tomorrow and will post that after my appointment. I know that chemotherapy kills the cancer cells but also kills the normal cells. Kind of scary and I will really need to trust in God's guidance and wisdom.

Blessings my friends,
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  • SUNNY332
    Praying for the best possible outcome from your visit.

    Stay Strong and know we are here for you no matter what.

    Hugs, Sunny
    2528 days ago
    Sylvia I was borderline, too, right between 1 and 2 at a 1.4 for the size. I had to wait almost a month for my final genetic markers. When the had them, the chemo oncologist told me 2 of them were very good with no indication of it returning. But the 3rd one, it was in the zone for it to return. Using all of the tests from the surgery and the markers, he said I could have my chemo by pill during radiation because to give it to me intravenously would be over-kill. Since the radiation is completed, I am now on the hormone blockers. BTW, I had the type that about 80% of BC patients have. But as was mentioned - it is different for a lot of people.

    Prayers and love to you, emoticon
    2528 days ago
    Don't hesitate to get a second or third opinion. Even if you know that you would not go to that Dr. for treatment. Another Dr. might give you just a little more info which the 1st might have passed over, but which might be quite relevant to YOU. You know best, so when you have all the recommendations gathered you can make a great decision.

    *invasive* almost always means *chemo* from what I understand. But ladies who are not such great candidates for chemo, but whose cancers are not too aggressive, have the option of much easier chemo treatments. Everyone's situation is so different, it's getting to be hard to find someone who had the same types of cancer and treatment!
    2528 days ago
  • JESS0107
    And will surely guide you! I will be praying for you!
    2528 days ago
    Praying for you...I also added you to the prayer chains of our local churches. We can never have too many prayers.
    2528 days ago
    I am praying for you and all concerned.
    2528 days ago
    Sylvia, i will and am praying for you and your family. I am going to send a message to my son in Sarasota and have him put you on their prayer list. I wish you could meet him and my grandson Joshua. Josh sings and travels all over, to spread the word of our Lord, he and his wife are so young and such a blessing, as is my son.
    I pray the Lord will guide you, i know its a hard decision to make. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2528 days ago
    Thank you all for the prayers. I am still having trouble with making more typos than usual. I pray for each of you as I read your comments. You all are such a blessing.
    2528 days ago
    I am saying prayers for you Sylvia,it must be a difficult time for you and your family.Give your worries to our most loving supportive Father and allow his guidance to lead you and give you peace with the decisions you have to make about your treatment.I have seen the power of prayers on Spark People and I know it can move mountains with it's strength in faith.God Bless You:) emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon
    2528 days ago
  • JANE1216
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to you.

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    2529 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/18/2011 10:59:17 PM
    God is in control and you can trust Him to be with the doctors and that the right decisions will be made. emoticon You are in my prayers!! emoticon
    2529 days ago
    Sylvia you and your DH are in my thoughts and prayers. God will give you the wisdom to make the best choice for you. Chemo is not a "one size fits all" solution. Your best answer will always come not from the doctor but from prayer and an open heart & ear! emoticon
    2529 days ago
  • IAM_HIS2
    Just saw this, I am praying for you. God bless you. This is not an easy time.
    2529 days ago
    I am praying for you too that you will have clarity on your decision of treatment. God will make your answer clear to you. Trust Him, as I know you do. emoticon emoticon
    2529 days ago
    Started praying the minute I saw the email about your blog, Sylvia. And will continue praying. The Lord is mighty and He is good. He will not forsake you at this juncture. He knows exactly the path He has for you and it will be obvious to you. Be blessed my sweet friend.
    Cathy emoticon
    2529 days ago
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