Treatment Decision Guides

American Cancer Society: Understanding Your Options and Making Treatment Decisions - This page provides tips on how to make treatment decisions.
Also in Spanish.

Cancer.Net: Making Decisions About Cancer Treatment - This is the patient information Web site of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). It is designed to help patients and families make informed health-care decisions.
Also in Spanish.

Cancer Support Community: Frankly Speaking About Cancer, Making Treatment Decisions - This is organization is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to people affected by cancer.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): What is Screening for Prostate Cancer OR Should I Get Screened for Prostate Cancer - CDC's mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.  Here you will find decision guides on prostate cancer screening.

Living Beyond Breast Cancer: Guide to Understanding Treamtent Decisions - This guide helps you make sense of screening tests, diagnostic tests, pathology tests and genomic tests. Find out how you and your doctor use results from these tests to create an individualized plan for your care.  Simple click on the link to the PDF version of the booklet.

MayoClinic: Cancer Treatment Decisions, 5 Steps to Help You Decide - Partnering with your doctor to make decisions about your cancer treatment may make you feel more confident as you begin your cancer treatment. Find out how to get involved.

National Marrow Donor Program: Transplant Outcomes and Treatment Decisions - You can use this guide to write down your thoughts when making the decision about treatment.  This document is in PDF format and will require an Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.

National Cancer Institute: BRCA1 and BRCA2, Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing - This guide may help you decide if genetic testing is the right choice for you.  Also available are:

Ottawa Health Research Institute: Patient Decision Aids - Here you can find decision aids on specific health topics or view a personal decision guide.

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

Let's Talk Treatment Options - This is an interactive tutorial to help cancer patients build a personalized question list that outlines important questions, concerns and important goals and priorities related to treatment.


July 2022