Handing a Piece of Life Back

Jan 02, 2019, 08:11 PM

Laurie was no stranger to cancer after she faced a bout with stage 3b non-Hodgkin lymphoma back in 1977, but her second diagnosis of breast cancer left her with a very tough decision on how she wanted to move forward with treatment.

After her oncologist recommended she us a diagnostic test, called the Oncotype DX assay, that helps make informed, individualized treatment decisions, Laurie was able to forgo chemotherapy treatment when she received a recurrence score that indicated that she had a relatively low risk of her cancer returning.

This week, we spoke with Laurie about her treatment decisions, and how this diagnostic test gave her what she calls “a piece of her life back.”