Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Should I Start Having Mammograms to Screen for Breast Cancer?|
|Audience||Women in the 40s with no family history of breast cancer, no breast symptoms and who are considering screening before 50 years of age.|
|Options included||Start breast cancer screening in your 40s.
Start having a screening mammogram every two years.
Have one now and decide in two years time whether to have another one.
Not have a screening mammogram now and reconsider in two years.
Not have a screening mammogram now and reconsider when 50 years old.
|Year of last update or review||2010|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Developer||Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED)|
|Where was it developed?||www.psych.usyd.edu.au/cemped/com_decision_aids.shtml
University of Sydney
|Health condition||Breast Cancer|
|Type of decision aid||Screening|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|4 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|3 out of 4 other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2017-04-06.