This concerned son is PGA champion Jason Day. When his mother, Dening, was diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer, they learned that adding biomarker testing to the equation could equal an even more complete diagnosis.
It cut me deep.
Nothing tests you like finding out your mom has lung cancer.”
Jason’s concern for his mother overpowered everything.
Jason's #1 priority was to focus solely on her care.
After talking to doctors, Jason and his mom learned how important it is to get a complete diagnosis with biomarker testing. For Dening, it allowed her doctors to better understand her specific type of cancer and choose a therapy that's proven to treat it.
Certain biomarkers can be the “drivers” that cause stage IV non-small cell lung cancer to grow and spread. But you won’t learn about all of your cancer’s biomarkers from an initial diagnosis. Having biomarker testing helps give you and your doctor a more complete diagnosis for your specific type of cancer.
Follow these 3 steps
to add biomarker testing to your equation
Talk to your doctor about having a more complete diagnosis by testing for any actionable biomarkers before determining which treatment is right for your stage IV non-small cell lung cancer
Your doctor will test your lung cancer for biomarkers by sending a tissue or blood sample to a lab. Results take time but can help your doctor understand more about your specific type of cancer
Biomarker test results can reveal specific information about your type of stage IV non-small cell lung cancer. This will help you and your healthcare team determine which treatment options may work for you
For Jason’s mother, adding biomarker testing helped identify the right treatment for her.
helped us understand my mum’s type of cancer and her next steps.”
Talk with your doctor about adding biomarker testing for your complete diagnosis.
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