Breast Cancer Decision Services

At the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center, we understand the stress that comes with a breast cancer diagnosis. The goal of Breast Cancer Decision Services is to help you map out your questions and concerns and digest the information you receive while facing a series of complex decisions.

Decision Services

Three services — Consultation Planning, Consultation Recording and Decision Aids — are offered.

Consultation Planning

This service helps you identify your questions and concerns before your consultation with a breast cancer specialist. A trained staff member works with you to articulate key questions you want to ask during your appointment. We provide a printout of the questions to help guide the conversation with your doctor. Consultation planning is usually done by phone a day or two before your doctor's appointment.

Consultation Recording

This is a process where a trained staff member attends the consultation with you and your doctor. The staff member records the appointment using an audio recorder and creates a written summary of your doctor's answers to your questions. You and your doctor are given a copy of the summary.

Decision Aids

Several decision aid booklets and videos are available. Contact us to find out if you're eligible for a video on breast cancer decision topics.


If you have a confirmed diagnosis of breast cancer and are scheduled for a consultation with a breast cancer specialist, surgeon or plastic surgeon, you're eligible for our service. These services may be helpful if you're newly diagnosed, seeking a second opinion or in the midst of a complex decision-making process.


Our services are provided at no cost to patients. Consultation planning and recording services are provided based on availability.

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

More Information

For more information, please visit the Breast Cancer Decision Services website.