NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Breast Cancer - Carcinoma in Situ
, Version 1.2016
Making treatment decisions
Weighing your options
to make decisions. They also aim to help you think
about what’s important based on your values and
A listing of decision aids can be found atdecisionaid. ohri.ca/AZlist.html .
Decision aids specific to
carcinoma in situ of the breast are:Genetic testing: www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/zx3000 Breast-conserving therapy vs. mastectomy: www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/tv6530#zx3718 Breast reconstruction after mastectomy: www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/tb1934#zx3672
Besides talking to health experts, it may help to talk
to patients who have walked in your shoes. Support
groups often consist of people at different stages of
treatment. Some may be in the process of deciding
while others may be finished with treatment. At
support groups, you can ask questions and hear
about the experiences of other women with breast
Compare benefits and downsides
Every option has benefits and downsides. Consider
these when deciding which option is best for you.
Talking to others can help identify benefits and
downsides you haven’t thought of. Scoring each
factor from 0 to 10 can also help since some factors
may be more important to you than others.