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A Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment (Revised 2010)

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.

A Woman's Guide to Breast Cancer Treatment

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