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Decision Points About Treatments and Other Health Issues

Topic Overview

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:

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

Credits

By Healthwise Staff
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Last Revised July 3, 2013

Last Revised: July 3, 2013

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