Decision Aid Summary

Title Preventive (prophylactic) mastectomy: Surgery to reduce breast cancer risk.
Audience Women at high risk for breast cancer.
Options included Have a prophylactic mastectomy.
Do not have a prophylactic mastectomy.
Breast cancer screening, prophylactic oophorectomy or healthy lifestyle instead.
Year of last update or review 2014
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Mayo Clinic
Where was it developed? www.mayoclinic.com
Mayo Clinic
US
Health condition Mastectomy
Type of decision aid Treatment
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
5 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.