Women with early-stage breast cancer face a multitude of decisions. The quality of a decision can be measured by the extent to which the treatment reflects what is most important to an informed patient. Reliable and valid measures of patients' knowledge and their goals and concerns related to breast cancer treatments are needed to assess the decision quality.
To understand the experience of being diagnosed with and undergoing surgical treatment for early stage breast cancer among Jordanian women. Study specific aims are to: 1) gain an understanding of women’s knowledge of breast cancer treatment and how their treatment awareness has been informed; 2) explore women’s awareness of their right to be informed and involved in their own medical care; 3) explore women’s preferences for involvement; and 4) identify the extent to which these women perceived that they had surgical treatment options.