Breast Caner Index test
If any of you are on the fence regarding stopping and going more than 5 years on an AI talk with your team. I have just ended 5 years of Letrozole and for the most part have had few side effects. When I saw my Oncology ARNP a few weeks ago she recommended a Breast Cancer Index test. They use a piece of the tumor and send it to a special lab for special tests. It will show if one would benefit from an additional 5 years on the medication or it won’t really help. I came in right around 5% for recurrence and so I wouldn’t benefit from another 5 years. It is costly but I was told they work it out with your insurance company, I’m on Medicare so they will accept whatever Medicare allows and no more. It is a relief to know I can now discontinue 2 pills; my AI and a generic med. for my Osteopenia (which I had prior to my BC diagnosis). Be your own advocate and if unsure talk with your team as they have to order it.