Advice on Prosigna
I was diagnosed on the 1/11/17 and currently going through the choices of treatment.
Can anybody give me any information on the test Prosigna?
I have had the surgery (lumpectomy) and seen the oncologist who has recommended this test and if I chose not to have it, then I am lining up for chemo for 3 months starting asap and then radiotherapy for a further 2 months. If I have the test and it comes back with a result that they say chemo is not necessary then I think I will always worry the cancer will return because if I didn’t have the test due to the cost or other reason, I would be having the chemo. Is it like an ‘insurance policy’ to just have the chemo anyway?
I have done Dr Google and wasn’t able to find out any accuracy rates, or % of cancer returning after not having the chemo or even at what % they recommend chemo to go ahead and is it a personal choice of the test result % accepted to not go ahead with the chemo? Or does the oncologist then decide?
Really hoping someone can advise me.