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A breast cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, but it’s important to understand your diagnosis to know what treatments are best for you. Hear how breast cancer survivors personalized their care with tools like the Oncotype DX genomic test.

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Know Your Cancer Before Making A Treatment Decision

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States5, yet most of these women don’t have all the information they need about their diagnosis when making a treatment decision. Ask questions and learn as much as you can about your cancer, including your personalized genomic test result. When you have all the information about your breast cancer, you can make the treatment decision best for you.

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Patients Deserve to Know if They Need Chemotherapy or Not

For some patients, chemotherapy can help reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back. However, for a majority of early-stage patients*, chemo is unnecessary. Based on numerous studies and the landmark TAILORx trial of over 10,000 women worldwide, the Oncotype DX test helps patients and their doctors understand whether they need chemotherapy or not.1If you want to know, ask your doctor for your Oncotype DX result.

*Patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer

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Almost 50% of Oncotype DX Patients Under 50 Did Not Need Chemotherapy6

Chemotherapy can have serious, short and long-term side effects. In a recent analysis of Oncotype DX patients under 50 years of age, nearly half did not need chemotherapy. The test has been used by over a million patients, yet some women aren’t offered this important tool. Have a conversation with your doctor to learn how this genomic test can help you better understand and personalize your treatment options.

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Having personalized information is the best way a breast cancer patient can make treatment decisions with confidence

Breast cancer treatment today is no longer “one size fits all”—what is best for one woman may not be right for another – but understanding all your options can be overwhelming. You can take charge of your care by learning as much as you can about your diagnosis and asking your doctor about getting a genomic test result to help make a personalized treatment decision with confidence.

Know the Facts

Know Your Cancer Before Making A Treatment Decision

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States5, yet most of these women don’t have all the information they need about their diagnosis when making a treatment decision. Ask questions and learn as much as you can about your cancer, including your personalized genomic test result. When you have all the information about your breast cancer, you can make the treatment decision best for you.

Patients Deserve to Know if They Need Chemotherapy or Not

For some patients, chemotherapy can help reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back. However, for a majority of early-stage patients*, chemo is unnecessary. Based on numerous studies and the landmark TAILORx trial of over 10,000 women worldwide, the Oncotype DX test helps patients and their doctors understand whether they need chemotherapy or not.1If you want to know, ask your doctor for your Oncotype DX result.

*Patients with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer

Almost 50% of Oncotype DX Patients Under 50 Did Not Need Chemotherapy6

Chemotherapy can have serious, short and long-term side effects. In a recent analysis of Oncotype DX patients under 50 years of age, nearly half did not need chemotherapy. The test has been used by over a million patients, yet some women aren’t offered this important tool. Have a conversation with your doctor to learn how this genomic test can help you better understand and personalize your treatment options.

Having personalized information is the best way a breast cancer patient can make treatment decisions with confidence

Breast cancer treatment today is no longer “one size fits all”—what is best for one woman may not be right for another – but understanding all your options can be overwhelming. You can take charge of your care by learning as much as you can about your diagnosis and asking your doctor about getting a genomic test result to help make a personalized treatment decision with confidence.

Patient Resources

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If you have been diagnosed with early-stage invasive breast cancer, MyBreastCancerTreatment can help you overcome challenges of understanding your diagnosis by providing information and treatment options.