Breast Cancer: Your Decision Notebook ® - Multimedia Treatment Decision CD-ROM Assists Women as They Tackle the Complexity of Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer: Your Decision Notebook® is designed to help women with breast cancer understand their diagnosis, communicate more effectively with their doctors and participate in the treatment decision-making process. With more than 6 hours of information, this CD-ROM includes expert-reviewed evidence-based medical content, extensive graphics and narration, candid patient and partner interviews, plus interactive tools and personal decision-making aids.

Many of the over 180,000 women diagnosed each year with breast cancer are plunged into a series of medical treatments that require extensive knowledge and multiple decisions over as long as a year. Women, who have experienced the personal confusion surrounding a breast cancer diagnosis, know the need for reliable information that explains treatment options in an easy-to-understand, comprehensive fashion.

Breast Cancer: Your Decision Notebook® is designed specifically to assist the woman with breast cancer navigate the medical landscape and get answers to a multitude of questions. The interactive CD-ROM explains the treatment choices and provides assistance with the difficult decision-making process. Thus, helping women communicate more effectively with their doctors and participate in the treatment decision-making process. This CD-ROM is the product of several years effort that included testing ideas with end users and medical professionals. Its development was funded with a grant from the National Cancer Institute's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The product will be featured in roundtable discussions and poster sessions during the 2004 National Interdisciplinary Breast Conference sponsored by the National Consortium of Breast Centers, February 22-24, 2004.

Developed to be used with the information and guidance provided by the health care treatment team, the topics covered in this comprehensive CD-ROM include: Surgery, Radiation, Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy and Reconstruction. Information is also available on breast cancer specific medical tests and treatment planning, on personal and medical considerations affecting treatment decisions, the effectiveness of various treatments, what to expect when undergoing a procedure or treatment, and treatment side effects. Interacitve tables enable the user to compare treatments.

Breast Cancer: Your Decision Notebook® may be ordered for $39.95 (individual copies) plus shipping and handling by going to or by calling toll-free 1-877-722-2255. Multi-copy pricing and professional and organizational licenses are also available

About HealthMark Multimedia.

HealthMark Multimedia, LLC,uses a combination of graphics, audio, video and text to develop interactive, user-friendly software and Web sites for patients to make treatment and self-care decisions, health care professionals for continuing education and parents and children to learn about prevention and staying healthy. The company uses a extensive network of medical experts, patients and family members to review product information so that it is accurate, relevant and useful. HealthMark Multimedia also develops customized multimedia projects for companies and other organizations needing specialized health communications.

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