You’ve just been diagnosed with non-invasive stage 0 breast cancer (called ductal carcinoma in situ [DCIS]), so now what? There are many different treatment options to choose from, but how do you and your doctor know which one is right for you? Your doctor has ordered the DCIS Score® test to help you decide.
Watch this short video to see how the DCIS Score test has helped patients with non-invasive breast cancer choose the most appropriate treatment option for them.
Which treatment is right for you? Your tumor knows
Just as every patient is different, so is every tumor. The DCIS Score test uses genomics to give you and your doctor important risk information about how your individual tumor will likely behave. And although DCIS is an early, non-invasive form of breast cancer—and rarely life threatening—the DCIS Score test provides valuable insights, including:
- The 10-year risk of your tumor coming back in the same breast as another DCIS tumor
- The 10-year risk of your cancer coming back as invasive breast cancer
- Whether you may benefit from radiation therapy
Reasons to get the DCIS Score test:
It was the first clinically validated genomic test available for patients with DCIS
Tests show that tumors with similar clinical features do not necessarily have the same local recurrence risk.
It can provide important insights into determining your treatment decisions
Your DCIS Score result predicts how likely your cancer is to return. Based on a very low score, you may feel comfortable avoiding aggressive surgery or radiation, or vice versa if your score is high.
It looks beyond traditional measures for insights into your tumor’s biology
Without the DCIS Score test, doctors can only estimate how likely your cancer is to return by looking at factors such as margin width, tumor size, and tumor grade.
Is the DCIS Score test right for you?You may be a candidate for the breast DCIS Score test if you meet both of these criteria:
- You’ve been recently diagnosed with DCIS and are making treatment decisions with your doctor
- You’ve had a lumpectomy or biopsy
Learn about the DCIS Score testing process
What you can expect from the DCIS Score results
In their own words: Stories from patients with non-invasive DCIS breast cancer
See FAQs and videos about the DCIS Score test
financial responsibility for DCIS Score test when Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) coverage criteria are met
Medicare Advantage, which is provided by commercial insurance companies, may have different financial responsibility compared to Medicare FFS.
Learn about costs, coverage, and how Exact Sciences can help