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Posted by Zoe, Queen of Hope on May 13, 2016, 12:09 pm, in reply to "quadrant of breast"
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Of all the doctors you should trust Dr. Google isn't one of them. There is a ton of false or misleading information on the internet. You can only believe hard core science evidence and what your particular tests show. Hard core science is always backed by multiple studies that are well conducted and well documented. Stuff on the internet can just be a random thought from one individual NOT backed up by scientific studies. The Oncotype DX assay was developed in extensive laboratory and clinical studies and was validated in an independent clinical study with prospectively-defined endpoints. That's hard core science. When cancer occurs there has to be a mutation of the stem cell genes to make daughter cells with abnormal gene expression (cancerous tumor). They have identified 3 specific genes that mutations of cause beast cancer. These genes cannot just hide out in a mammary node or in a specific quadrant of the breast. Therefore, Dr. Google screwed up again.
Being stage 4 breast cancer is NOT a death sentence. I as diagnosed at stage 4 in 2002 and I'm still here, or I look damn good for a dead person! Your bc at stage 1 was discovered early. A low score on the oncotype test means you will likely beat the crap out of this monster and go on to live a long life, hopefully filled with wonderful memories, good times, and cheer.
The good life only comes when you STOP consulting Dr. Google.
Hope that helps
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