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I'm just wondering, if you opt out for chemotherapy for breast cancer what is the process you go through?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Not sure if 'opt

Out' means 'refuse' or 'decide to stop'.
Either is a serious decision that requires discussion with 1 or more medical oncologists. The 'oncotype' process defines benefit and risk of chemo in some. However, depending on many factors (size, nodal status, receptors), the consequences vary. Perfect for second or third opinion.

In brief: Not sure if 'opt

Out' means 'refuse' or 'decide to stop'.
Either is a serious decision that requires discussion with 1 or more medical oncologists. The 'oncotype' process defines benefit and risk of chemo in some. However, depending on many factors (size, nodal status, receptors), the consequences vary. Perfect for second or third opinion.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Your docs should respect your decision but make sure is a well thought one rather than a knee jerk reaction from something you heard in Oprah. You are smart and you can decide based on your best judgement.
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