- Early Stage Breast Cancer: Choosing Your Surgery (55 minutes) Last update 2009
This program is for women with early stage invasive breast cancer (Stages I and II) who are able to choose either mastectomy or lumpectomy with radiation. For most women, survival is similar with either option; the surgeries differ in terms of the time and energy required for treatment, recovery, the risk of local cancer recurrence, and appearance after surgery. A woman’s choice depends on how she feels about these differences.
- DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Situ): Choosing Your Treatment (52 minutes) Last update 2009
This program is for women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), also known as intraductal carcinoma, non-infiltrating breast cancer, noninvasive breast cancer, or Stage 0 breast cancer. The options of mastectomy, lumpectomy alone, lumpectomy with radiation, and hormone therapy are discussed.
- Breast Reconstruction: Is It Right For You? (55 minutes) Last update 2009
This program is for women with breast cancer who would like to learn more about breast reconstruction. It is designed to help women decide whether to have breast reconstruction, when to have it, and which type to choose. Additional procedures to match the other breast are also discussed.
- Early Breast Cancer: Hormone Therapy and Chemotherapy - Are They Right For You? (50 minutes) Last update 2010
This program is for women with invasive breast cancer who can be treated with surgery and have not had chemotherapy or hormone therapy before surgery. It is designed to help women decide with their doctor whether to have additional treatment after either mastectomy or lumpectomy with radiation, and if so, which type to choose.
- Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Making the Journey Your Own (30 minutes) 2005
Booklet updated 2010
This documentary-style video program features interviews with four women living with metastatic breast cancer. It is designed to help women with metastatic breast cancer recognize they are not alone in dealing with their illness. The program is intended to help women keep a positive outlook, get the best care from their medical team, and make decisions about their treatment.
- If you wish to borrow materials from our Decision Aid Library to help you with a personal medical decision, stop by our offices, call (603) 650-5578 or email us.
- If you do not have access to a DVD player at home call (603) 650-5578 or email us to schedule an appointment to view the program at the Center.
- If you are a Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinician interested in incorporating the use of decision aids into practice, please call (603) 650-5578 or email us.
- Other clinicians interested in making these decision aids available to patients should contact Health Dialog.
- If you are a researcher interested in the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making's funding programs, please visit Information for Investigators.