I finally got my Oncotype DX results, and my recurrence score was a 19. This is the bottom end of the intermediate risk. As a reminder –
<18 = low
18-30 = intermediate
>30 = high
Based on that score and the NHS Predict results:
There is too small a gain to take the risks associated with chemo. What I don’t understand and what I didn’t ask is why I should bother taking Tamoxifen for 10 years when there also seems to be a very small gain from doing so.
I suppose I should ask that question.
Now I’ve been referred for radiotherapy, which seems to me to be the last hurdle in this – assuming I don’t have any adverse effects from the Tamoxifen. The radiotherapy will be 3 weeks to the whole breast and (I think) some extra days where I get an extra boost to the tumour bed.