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Decision Points About Treatments and Other Health Issues


Decision Points are designed to guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with your personal information to make a wise health decision. Click on a link below to learn more about treatment options or other decisions about your condition or issue:

  • Advance Care Planning: Should I Have Artificial Hydration and Nutrition?
  • Advance Care Planning: Should I Receive CPR and Life Support?
  • Advance Care Planning: Should I Stop Kidney Dialysis?
  • Advance Care Planning: Should I Stop Treatment That Prolongs My Life?
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Have Catheter Ablation?
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Should I Try Electrical Cardioversion?
  • Blood Transfusions: Should I Bank Blood Before Surgery?
  • Breast Cancer: Should I Have Chemotherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer?
  • Breast Cancer: What Should I Do If I'm at High Risk?
  • Breastfeeding: Should I Breastfeed My Baby?
  • Diabetes: Should I Get an Insulin Pump?
  • Fertility Problems: Should I Have a Tubal Procedure or In Vitro Fertilization?
  • Healthy Aging: Is It Time to Stop Driving?
  • Hearing Loss: Should I Get a Hearing Aid?
  • Heart Failure: Should I Get an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)?
  • Heart Failure: Should I Get a Pacemaker (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy)?
  • Heart Rhythm Problems: Should I Get an ICD?
  • Heart Rate Problems: Should I Get a Pacemaker?
  • Hemorrhoids: Which Treatment Should I Use?
  • Hyperthyroidism: Should I Use Antithyroid Medicine or Radioactive Iodine?
  • Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?
  • Kidney Failure: Should I Start Dialysis?
  • Kidney Failure: What Type of Dialysis Should I Have?
  • Kidney Failure: When Should I Start Dialysis?
  • Kidney Stones: Should I Have Lithotripsy to Break Up the Stone?
  • Low Back Pain: Should I Have Spinal Manipulation?
  • Low Back Pain: Should I Try Epidural Steroid Shots?
  • Miscarriage: Should I Have Treatment to Complete a Miscarriage?
  • Multiple Pregnancy: Should I Consider a Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction?
  • Obesity: Should I Use a Diet Plan to Lose Weight?
  • Prediabetes: Which Treatment Should I Use?
  • Pregnancy: Should I Bank My Baby's Umbilical Cord Blood?
  • Pregnancy: Should I Try Vaginal Childbirth After a Past C-Section (VBAC)?
  • Prostate Cancer: Should I Choose Active Surveillance?
  • Stress Incontinence: Should I Have Surgery?
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia: Should I Have Catheter Ablation?
  • Uterine Fibroids: Should I Have Uterine Fibroid Embolization?
  • Warts: Should I Treat Warts?

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