Day One: Taxotere and Cytoxan Chemo Treatment – My Personal Journal

Today was my first day of chemo treatment for Breast Cancer. I have decided to create a daily journal of my side effects in order to help other people who will be going through this or are deciding whether or not they should do chemo. Because my Onco Type DX score was 20, I did not have to do the chemo. You can see my explanation here as to why I decided to go ahead with the treatment.

Oncotype DX Test Results – Score of 20 & My decision on whether to do chemo

Today I received the results from my Oncotype DX test. Before I get into my results I will try to explain exactly what this test is. The Oncotype DX test is done on the cancerous tumor that is removed during surgery. It tests 21 different genes and the resutls gives a recurrence score. The higher the score, the more likely the cancer is to return within 10 years of the first diagnosis. A score of 10 or less means that you definately do not need chemo. A score of 25 or above means that you definately do need chemo.