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Decision Aids

Making decisions about your medical care can be overwhelming. It is important to make sure that you have heard all your options. 

Decision aids help you to sit down with your doctor or health care provider and talk about what treatments and procedures may be best for you. They can help you, your family, and your doctors understand what is the best choice for you.

At the MaineHealth Cancer Resource Center we can help support you when you are making these important decisions.

General Resources

Ottawa Personal Decision Guide
Need help making a decision? This tool can help you figure out what you need to make your decision and plan your next steps.

Breast Cancer Decision Aids:

Should I have breast-conserving surgery or a mastectomy for early stage cancer?
Healthwise

Should I have breast reconstruction after surgery?
Healthwise

Should I have chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer? 
Healthwise

Breast Cancer Risk: Should I have BRCA Gene Test?  
Healthwise

Breast Cancer: What should I do if I am high risk? 
Healthwise

A Patchwork of Life: One Woman's Story
For Women Making Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions
 
Baylor College of Medicine

Cervical Cancer Decision Aids:

Pap test: Should I have colposcopy if my Pap test shows minor cell changes?  
Healthwise

Colon Cancer Decision Aids:

Colon Cancer: which screening test should I have?  
Healthwise

Prostate Cancer Decision Aids:

Prostate Cancer Screening: Should I have a PSA test? 
Healthwise

Prostate Cancer Screening: A Decision Guide 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prostate Cancer Screening: Should you get a PSA test? 
Mayo Clinic

Prostate Cancer: Should I have radiation or surgery for localized prostate cancer? 
Healthwise

Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer   
National Cancer Institute

Testicular Cancer 

Testicular Cancer: Which treatment should I have for stage 1 seminoma testicular cancer after my surgery?
Healthwise

Testicular Cancer: Which treatment should I have for stage I nonseminoma testicular cancer after my surgery? 
Healthwise