Decision Aids that Consider Prognosis

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Decision aids on breast cancer screening and prevention:

  1. Decision aid on mammography screening and breast cancer prevention medications for women aged 55 and older:

    https://bcrisk55plus.shinyapps.io/risktool/

    Purpose: This decision aid is designed to help women age 55 and older decide how often to undergo mammography screening and when to stop screening. It was also designed to help women aged 55 and older at higher risk for breast cancer weigh the benefits and harms of breast cancer prevention medications.

  2. Decision aid for mammography screening for women aged 75 and older:
  3. For women 85 and older:

    Purpose of this decision aid: This decision aid is designed to help women aged 75 and older weigh the benefits and risks of mammography screening and to make a more informed decision with their doctor about whether or not to continue having mammograms.

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Decision aid for colon cancer screening:

For women 70-74:  English

For women 75-79:  English

For women 80-84:  English

For men 70-74:  English

For men 75-79:  English

For men 80-84:  English

Purpose of this decision aid: This decision aid is designed to help patients decide whether getting screened for colon cancer is the right choice for them.

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Decision aid for device for patients with advanced heart failure:

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Purpose of this decision aid: LVADs are devices for patients with advanced heart failure. This page is designed to help you understand what an LVAD is and to help you, your family, and your doctors think about what is best for you. Your values and goals are the most important factors in making a decision.

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Decision aid for patients considering ICD therapy for primary prevention:

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Purpose of this decision aid: This decision aid is for patients with heart failure considering an ICD who are at risk for sudden cardiac death (primary prevention). This website will lead you step-by-step through some information on ICDs that may be helpful. We also hope this will make talking to your doctor easier.