Decision Aid Summary

Title Breast Cancer Risk: Should I Have a BRCA Gene Test?
Audience Women at higher risk for breast or ovarian cancer who are considering a breast cancer gene test, or BRCA gene test.
Options included Have a breast cancer gene test.
Don't have the test.
Year of last update or review 2015
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Breast and Ovarian 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
8 out of 8 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.