This booklet is for women diagnosed with DCIS or breast cancer and are facing a decision about which surgery to have. Your choice may be between breast-sparing surgery, mastectomy, or mastectomy with reconstruction. While it is good to have choices, this decision can be hard to make. This booklet can help you learn the facts and think about what is important to you.
This booklet has information that can help you talk with your doctor and discuss your decision with loved ones and other women who have been in your shoes. Learning the facts and talking with others can help you make a choice you feel good about.
The information in this booklet was last updated in November 2012.