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Merilee, welcome here.
Your question is a good one. You should indeed ask your doctor, perhaps through the practice administrator, if your biopsy was tested for adenocarcinoma mutations. If not, you should ask if the original sample is sufficient to have molecular profiling performed, and if it is, I'd ask that it be done.
Having this information in hand is useful if you need additional treatment and may indeed dictate the type of treatment you receive. So I'd be asking.
Stay the course.
I am stage 2A adenocarcinoma, surgery and chemo afterwards....local reoccurrence in chest nodes. Radiation/ chemo done..my question is my Dr never did any testing for mutations that I am aware of...do they usually do the if the stage is higher or no surgery was done ??? I read about others syncing this done..but never heard from Dr that I did...not real sure what it's for.? Thanks for any response..Merilee
Thanks so much, Julie! Praying for you as you begin your journey; I really believe you've been led to a good place here. I have found so much inspiration as well as information & practical advice. There seems to always to be someone who offers exactly what you may be needing at any particular moment.