I think they will only do an oncotype test if you are node negative. Conversely, if you are node positive chemo is normally recommended. Interesting that your onc thinks you are borderline - maybe the tumour in your sentinal node was very small and/or your tumour is low grade? I think this is a decision you will need to take in consultation with your oncologist. Ask for some statistics on what extra survival benefit chemo might give in your case. I just wanted to say - as someone who has had chemo - that there is no need to be terrified. It isn’t something to volunteer for obviously, but it isn’t that bad either. They have a lot of medications now to relieve side effects. It just made me feel jet lagged/hungover which is not great but you can cope with it. I carried on doing most things throughout, including using busy public transport, shopping, theatre, dining out etc. I worked part-time. My hair fell out, but has grown back quickly. So ladies, if chemo is recommended for you please don’t worry too much - you will be fine.
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