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
Format Web
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
Australia
Health condition Breast Cancer
Type of decision aid Screening
Language English
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.