Hi Chestnuttrish. I just wanted to let you know that I joined the Optima Trial (after much researching). I had a lumpectomy and full ANC and had 4 nodes affected (2 micromets). I had to consent to chemotherapy and joined the trial (it means also because of my age I have a monthly zoladex injection to suppress my ovaries). I was fortunate to be tested (it's a blind trial) and it showed that I didn't need chemotherapy. If you would like to ask me anything then let me know. Michele
Hi Sissy I really understand what you are thinking and have just been having this conversation with my sister. I will get my results on Wednesday. I have had 3 surgeries and the last one included anc. In my first surgery 1 out of 2 lymph nodes was positive. I am hoping that no more are because I would really like the oncotype test. A friend of mine had a score of 33 with a Stage 1 tumour no lymph involvement but grade 3. She has had chemo. I am grade 2 not quite sure of staging until Wed but currently it is stage 2b. I would love to have the choice of chemo or no chemo and would far rather try to change other aspects of my life now I know a bit more about things I can change. I understand your dilemna, always worse being on the borderline of stats. I dont think I would need to be swayed too much to avoid chemo. Let us know what you decide. Good luck x
OMG, please please get a second opinion ASAP Or telephone Breast Cancer Care.
Understand you don't know if your on your head or heals. Lots of luck and a big hug 🤔