Treatment Decision Guides
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Informed Decision Making, How to Make a Personal Health Care Choice - CDC's mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health. Here you will find decision guides on prostate cancer screening.
Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Free Treatment Decision Counseling - This radio broadcast will explain Open to Options, a new treatment decision counseling program from the Cancer Support Community.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Guide to Understanding Treamtent Decisions - This guide helps you make sense of screening tests, diagnostic tests, pathology tests and genomic tests. Find out how you and your doctor use results from these tests to create an individualized plan for your care. Simple click on the link to the PDF version of the booklet.
MayoClinic: Cancer Treatment Decisions, 5 Steps to Help You Decide - Partnering with your doctor to make decisions about your cancer treatment may make you feel more confident as you begin your cancer treatment. Find out how to get involved.
National Marrow Donor Program: A Guide to Making Decisions - You can use this guide to write down your thoughts when making the decision about treatment. This document is in PDF format and will require an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.
National Cancer Institute: BRCA1 and BRCA2, Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing - This guide may help you decide if genetic testing is the right choice for you. Also available are:
- How to Find a Cancer Treatment Trial: a 10-Step Guide
- Making Choices: Screening for Thyroid Disease
- Treatment Choices for Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer
Ottawa Health Research Institute: Patient Decision Aids - Here you can find decision aids on specific health topics or view a personal decision guide.