Like any other type of cancer, breast cancer can be divided into stages and each stage has its own severity. After getting your breast cancer diagnosis, you might think that the next step you should take is to chose and start a treatment option, right? Well, it’s not always like that. Depending on your breast cancer stage, you may not even need treatment right away (besides surgery).
Addressing an aggressive treatment for cancer, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy, may not be the best choice if your cancer is at a very early stage, which is the case of DCIS (ductal carcinoma in-situ). In this video, shared by Genomic Health, Inc. in 2013, overtreatment of early stage breast cancer is discussed and considered one of the greatest issues in current health care.
With this video, you can also learn more about several treatment options to address breast cancer and how early detected cancer should be taken care of. You can also discover more about Genomic Health’s Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Assay for DCIS patients, and how this test provides a DCIS score from which breast cancer doctors and their patients can determine the appropriate personalized treatment plan.
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