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Breast Cancer Treatment Education Brochure

Pursuant to Breast Cancer Education Act of 2013 (Act 2013-284) the Alabama Department of Public Health has developed this informational summary regarding breast cancer treatment options for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. Physicians are then required to disseminate the summary to breast cancer patients.

The summary includes an explanation of the various methods of treating breast cancer, breast reconstruction alternatives, and insurance coverage availability for these treatments.

This summary is to be provided by a physician to each person under his or her care who has been diagnosed with breast cancer upon diagnosis, or as soon thereafter as practicable. Hospitals that provide mastectomy surgery, lymph node dissection, or a lumpectomy are also to provide the information developed by the department.

Substantial improvements have been made in breast cancer treatment in recent years, and the law is intended to ensure every patient is aware of treatments that are now available.

Information is not intended to replace the advice or recommendations of a patient's physician. Rather it is a resource to help patients learn about breast cancer treatment so that they can make the best choices regarding their own treatment plan.

A printed version of this document is not available from ADPH.

Breast Cancer Treatment Education Brochure
Full page 8 1/2" x 11"

Breast Cancer Treatment Education Brochure
4-panel brochure

Breast Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2013 (Act 2013-284)

Page last updated: May 13, 2021