Thanks for sharing your experiences hopefully the results will come back on the quickerside as hate all the waiting about and the unknown. Think I'm going to phone the breast cancer nurse and get some clarification just feel a bit frustrated to be told one thing to now be told something else don't understand why this test hasn't been done before now. xxx
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hi im 30yrs was diagnosed as having breast cancer on 10th February. I had surgery the following week to remove the lump and some lymph nodes. Lump was 17 mm stage 1 grade 3 hadn't spread to surrounding tissue or nodes. Was told by the consultant that after having their review meeting I would need chemo followed by radiotherapy and hormone therapy. was given all the info about what to expect with chemo possible side effects and stuff along with how to get my wig. Due to being young and not having any children already I decided to go ahead with fertility treatment and freeze my eggs as a back up in case the chemo and hormone therapy effected my infertile. Was meant to meet with the oncologist on the 24th March but got pushed back twice so finally went today thinking I would be finally given a date to start my treatment only to be told they now want to do the oncotype Dx test to see if I would benefit from having chemo so now there might be a chance that I would need chemo which I know is good news but can't help feeling a bit fed up and confused as i felt I had just got my head round having to go through chemo to be now told I might not have to have it. Just feel like I'm in limbo a bit as now need to wait for these test to come back I have already waited 6 weeks after my surgery to get to speak to the oncologist so surely these tests should have been done prior to just now. Has anyone else experienced having to wait for this test how long did it take for results?
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