Taking Charge of Your Care

If you have been diagnosed with either ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) or early-stage invasive breast cancer, you may feel frightened or overwhelmed by the challenges of understanding your diagnosis and choosing your breast cancer treatment. At this difficult time, it is important for you to know:

  • Early-stage breast cancer is treatable. Over the last several decades, doctors have made great strides in the treatment of breast cancer, and most women live normal lives after appropriate treatment.1
  • You have time. Breast cancer is not a medical emergency. You can take the time to consider your care and treatment.
  • You can take charge. You should gather as much information as you can about your diagnosis and possible breast cancer treatment options in order to make a more informed decision about your care.

This website offers information that may help you understand the unique nature of your breast cancer and to empower you with the tools and information you need to confidently choose your course of treatment.


Your Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In order to make the right treatment decision for you, it is important that you take an active role in learning all that you can about your individual cancer.
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Treating Invasive Breast Cancer (Stage I-IIIa)

There are several treatment options for early-stage invasive breast cancer after surgery. Find out about the factors that can influence your treatment choice, including the role of the Oncotype DX breast cancer test.
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Treating DCIS Breast Cancer (Stage 0)

Radiation therapy and hormonal therapy are treatment options following surgery for DCIS (non-invasive) breast cancer. Find out about the factors that can influence your treatment choice, including the role of the Oncotype DX breast cancer test.
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1 Cancer Facts & Figures 2014, American Cancer Society; 2014.