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Grade three early breast cancer


Re: Grade three early breast cancer



i hope your your meeting with you oncologist went well.  I am 47 and have had a mammoplasty with lumpectomy.  I had surgery 4 weeks ago and like you early stage, 20mm, and advised tamoxifen and radiotherapy for 4 weeks.  However my onco report scored me at 20 which is borderline.  Have been advised to have chemotherapy for 6 sessions starting in two weeks.  However I am considering declining chemotherapy as will only increase my chances of it returning by 4%.  The thought of it scares me so much.


How did you get on? 

Best wishes

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Re: Grade three early breast cancer

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Grade three early breast cancer

Hi all

I can’t see anything on grade three here so starting a new post. 

I have just had diagnosis and lumpectomy and have been told it’s early stage grade three cancer. I am now going to have an Oncotype DX test as per my consultant.

Next step is treatment which will definitely be tamoxifen and radiotherapy and likely to be chemo Smiley Sad

Has anyone else been diagnosed with grade three early stage ? Is chemo mainly used for grade three early stage ? It’s hasn’t spread to lymph