Oncotype Dx

Last night I spoke with my oncologist about my oncotype dx colon cancer test results. The test was performed on 12 different genes from my colon cancer tumor.  The information from those genes tells me whether there's a risk of recurrence. The results show my recurrence score which is a number between 0- 100.  Ideally I'm looking for a lower number because there's a lower risk of recurrence within three years of surgery.  So you can imagine my relief when the doctor told me my number was 16.

The doctor also said she's waiting on another test result to come in which will tell her whether chemo will benefit my type of cancer or not. Those results should be in next week. Once all the information is in she'll schedule an appointment for us to talk more. 

14 comments:

gigihawaii said...

I can't imagine what you are going through! I have had colitis since 1979 and have been taking meds for it, so the last thing I want to hear is a cancer diagnosis, especially since my dad died of colon cancer. Good luck and best wishes to you!

Caron said...

It's amazing what they can tell you through science. That is such a relief! I'm glad you got good news.

sandy said...

That is great news!

Caroline Gill said...

Looks like 'sweet 16', Naquillity: such good news for this test result. I'm so pleased.

Al said...

That's good news so far - hopefully it will continue to be that way. Best wishes to you.

Travis Cody said...

Congratulations on your outstanding result!

lisaschaos said...

I think these tests are so awesome and wish I had had them. Great news!!!

CountryDreaming said...

Thank you for sharing this update. Ongoing prayers for your good health!

Carver said...

That's great news. I am so happy to hear it.

Rose said...

Oh, that sounds so good...I am happy for you.

Kateri said...

Glad to hear you got good news!

Bill said...

This is wonderful news. You have had such a positive attitude and I am sure that has helped. I'm sure your many followers will receive the news as a blessing.

Just someone said...

I am praying for you! Praying everything turns out fine...

I pray that every news is good news ...

I pray for health and happiness

Take care
Hv a nice day

Good luck and lots of best wishes to you

ms pie said...

i know this is late but it is good news to hear of the low number... we will continue to pray for more good news from you... and obtw love the photography!!!!