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CFIDS and Chemo therapy

I have Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome since 1991.  My natural killer cells are around 10.  I receive IVIG, 30 grams every three weeks to help keep infections at bay.  I recently completed mammosite radiation and the question to have chemo or not lingers.  I was told by two physicians using the oncotype DX as a model, that I fall into a gray area because my recurrence score is 15.  I was told this is a three percent differential whether I take chemo or I don't take chemo.  I am afraid to move forward because I know the chemo will completely wipe out what immune system I have and may open the door to opportunistic infections.  I really need guidance and the doctors are unwilling to comment one way or the other.  I need to know if the benefit will outweigh the complications.  Can you please help me?
Sandy Waller
(951)302-9186
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Tags: chemo
Diagnosis: Type of Cancer?
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Invasive ductual carcinom
Date of Diagnosis
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March 06, 2008
Type of Surgery
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Lumpectomy
Stage/Size of Tumor
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3 .0 x 1.2 cm
Location of Tumor(s)
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Right breast, twelve o'clock
Age of Patient/Pre or Post Menopause?
:  
53, I am peri-menopausal
Sex of Patient:
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Female
General Geographic Location
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Temecula, CA
Age of First Pregnancy (If applicable)
:  
24
Number of Pregnancies (If Applicable)
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2
Have you received hormone replacement therapy?
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Yes
If so, what type?
:  
Activilla
Please list all of your current medications:
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Too numerous to write down today
Please describe your alcohol and/or smoking history:
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Smoke very little for four years.  Quit at age 23.  Probably didn't smoke over a pack every two weeks.  Drink wine with dinner.  Generally 1-2 glasses a day
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