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Results not ready :(

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lizzy22
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Re: Results not ready :(

Hi louise  I was treated in Doncaster .I had WLE and SNB on the 5th December I had my results back in just under a week from my core biopsy.Got my final results on the 18th December which were good good clear margins and nodes clear , what a relief. I have juast finished 3 weeks radiotherapy. I am taking Tamoxifen for 2 years  and then Letrozole for 3 years. If you want at any time you can P M me.

Love and Best wishes Kath xx

Janey160359
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Re: Results not ready :(

Hi Lou Lou. If a cancer is oestrogen positive it means that cancer feeds on oestrogen. This is good news because you can be given drugs to block the bodies oestrogen production and therefore starve the cancer. The more oestrogen sensitive the higher the score and the better chance of successful hormone treatment. Tamoxifen and letrazole are two types of drugs used with very good outcomes. Some people have oestrogen (hormone negative) tumours therefore the cancer feeds off other things so these drugs won't work, these are the patients that have Herceptin. It looks to me the way you have written it that you have 7/8 oestrogen sensitivity which puts you right up at the top end.. The growth rate of a tumour is different and not as easy to predict. You will be given a grade after pathology of 1 2 or three. 1 being the least agressive to 3 being agressive. This grade is different to the oestrogen score. Hope this helps xxx
loulou1262
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Re: Results not ready :(

Hi Janey160359

 

Thanks for the response, sorry to be a pain but why would a higher rating be better,  if it was lower would it not mean it was growing slower? 

 

Thanks

Louise x

Janey160359
Member

Re: Results not ready :(

Hi Lou Lou. Just popped in to see If I can offer any support. I am one of the November Newbies in the chemotherapy thread. If you have been told you are oestrogen positive, then the evel of oestrogen in scored. The highest Is 8/8 If you are 7 you are next to the highest score and this is very good. Hope this helps xxxx
loulou1262
Member

Re: Results not ready :(

Hi Caroline

 

Thanks for the response, I am trying to stay positive but feel really tired this afternoon, think I have used too much nervous energy. Wonder if the higher the score means different medication?? Sure someone will know. Anyway how are you doing? Have you had your results yet?

 

Will keep you updated xxxxx

Caz13
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Re: Results not ready :(

Sorry to hear this Louise. I can understand how upsetting this must be. Every hour is an eternity when you are waiting for results. Oestrogen positive and her 2 negative are positive results though. I'm sorry I don't know what 7 out of 8 means 😕 but I'm sure someone will. Thats right, you won't need herceptin.
Hope your results are back soon. I ll be waiting to hear. Big hugs
Caroline xxx
loulou1262
Member

Results not ready :(

Hi everyone

 

Well went for my results today and was advised they are not back!! Really disappointed just wanted to know..Anyway some more results from the biopsy were back ost positive 7/8, what does 7 out of eight mean? Also her2 neg, does this just mean I wont need herceptin?? Sister at ward was lovely and advised me that she would get my BC nurse to ring me with results asap.

 

Being treated in Doncaster is anyone else??

 

Sorry all the questions,  heads in a bit of turmoil 

 

Louise xxxx