You have what it takes to be an empowered advocate.

No matter who you are, you have a role in the fight against breast cancer. Becoming an empowered advocate helps you fulfill that role, and we can help you get there.
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Take these steps to become an empowered advocate

1Know that knowledge is power!

Use your voice to ask questions, understand your body, and learn all you can from others, including advocacy communities.

2Find the right healthcare team

Having the right team that understands your challenges and aligns with your goals is important for shared decision-making.

3Build a personal support system

Communicate with your family and friends about how they can best support you. Whether it’s with transportation, childcare, or household responsibilities, be sure to share your needs and feelings. They are here to help you!

4Take care of ALL of you

Self-care is important! Taking steps to care for your mind and body may help better equip you for your treatment and beyond.

5Do your research on the best treatment(s) for you

Knowing all your treatment options and the tests that are available to inform these decisions can help you and your doctor make the best choices for you.

See the full list of ways to stay empowered

Ask questions to help you take an active role

Learn as much as possible about a breast cancer diagnosis and available treatment options. The more you know, the more empowered you or your loved one will feel.

Here are some questions you may want to ask your provider
  • What type of breast cancer do I have?
  • What stage is my breast cancer?
  • What are the chances of my cancer coming back after surgery?
  • Is my cancer hormone receptor-positive or -negative?
  • What is my HER2 status?
  • What treatment options would you suggest for me, and why?
  • What are the benefits and side effects of each treatment option?
  • How long can I wait before deciding about treatment?
Take the full list of questions with you to ask your doctor

Let the experience of others help you

Empowering stories straight from the ones who have lived it.
Let the stories of Deepa, Nina, and Punita boost your confidence in taking on breast cancer.

  • Meet Deepa

    A surgeon diagnosed with node negative, invasive breast cancer who used the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test to help inform a decision to not get chemotherapy.

We've created a guide for you that includes self-care tips, educational resources, treatment tools, and more from the most recognized breast cancer advocacy groups.

Know your testing and treatment options

Learning all you can about what testing means and how it can inform treatment can help you feel empowered about what's next.

Is the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score®  test right for you or your loved one?


A genomic test that informs women of their risk of recurrence and if they will benefit from chemotherapy or not

Provides a personalized Recurrence Score® result based on how a specific tumor behaves
Treatment Decisions

Can help doctors tailor treatment decisions to each unique patient

Ready to learn more about the
Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test?

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The information provided on this site is for general educational purposes only and is not treatment advice for any particular patient. The Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score® test is ordered by your health care provider. Talk to your health care provider about whether the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test may be right for you.

Your time is now to become an empowered advocate.