The State of California requires that doctors give a copy of this booklet to patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a valuable guide, intended to help a woman become an informed partner in making choices with her healthcare team. The guide was developed by the California Department of Public Health, Cancer Detection Section.
In addition to English, A Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment has been published in the following languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
To Download or View the booklet:
All language versions of the booklet may be downloaded from the Medical Board of California website. English and Spanish versions are also available for online viewing.
To Order free pre-printed copies:
Physicians may order free pre-printed copies of the booklet by writing to:
Breast Cancer Treatment Options
Medical Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
Requests can also be faxed to (916) 263-2479. For more information, please see the Medical Board of California website.
Please Note: In compliance with California SB 1851, it is no longer required for the booklet to be given prior to biopsy. The current booklet, A Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment, no longer covers breast biopsy.