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No chemo:the test that made me a lucky breast cancer patient

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:40 am
by Rosa_M
The test, called oncotype DX, pinpoints those women who will benefit from chemotherapy because they have a higher risk of recurrent breast cancer, while identifying those whose lower risk means that they will do just as well without chemotherapy. The new procedure involves a complex biopsy of a woman’s tumour, during which 21 tumour genes are mapped. The result is a score of between zero and 100: the higher the number, the more likely cancer is to return within 10 years, and the greater the potential benefit of chemotherapy.

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