Women's Health

How Oncologists Are Changing the Way Breast Cancer Is Ranked

Final thoughts

In January of 2018, oncologists started using a new set of guidelines to rank breast cancer into the various stages. This involves the use of a genomic test which looks at the DNA in the tumor itself.

The results of this test allow doctors to more accurately know what type of breast cancer they are dealing with and also allows them to use more effective treatment options while avoiding ineffective and potentially harmful treatments.