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posted by Sunnyshe
10 February 2023

OncotypeDX test

Last reply: 3 months ago

Hi guys.

Just wondering if my Oncotype DX test result comes back in the high range, with a high occurrence of family female cancers (uterine, breast and ovarian cancers) is it a possibility that i may be put forward for, hysterectomy, ovary removal and double mastectomy with reconstruction, along with chemo? I'm also waiting on genetic test results. My head is telling me this would be the right thing to do, to ensure a cancer free future, but not sure if this would be a "norm" in my situation.

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commented by Cancer Nurse
13 February 2023

3 months ago

Hi Sunnyshe,

Thank you for posting.  Im sorry to read you are having these tests done, it can be a very stressful time.  I do hope you are keeping well despite what is happening.

The oncotype dx is a test that used to help doctors decide if you will benefit from chemotherapy and give information about the likelihood of your cancer coming back in the future.  Generally, alone, it is not used as a tool to decide about preventative surgery.   There is information available on our website about the oncotype test,  I have attached the link below.

Depending on your genetic testing results, your doctors may recommend surgery as a preventative measure.  When you get these results, your doctors and the genetics team should discuss in detail with you what they mean for you and recommend a treatment plan.  I have attached a link to our website below with information about genetic testing.

I hope this information is helpful, we would recommend to have a chat with your doctor about your concerns, they are in the best place to advise about your situation.  Please do contact us on 1800 200 700 if you would like to speak with a cancer nurse about what is happening for you.

Kind regards,

Cancer nurse.

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