National Breast Cancer Coalition

Guide to Quality Breast Cancer Care

If you live in the United States, you can get excellent breast cancer care. But you could also get care that is wrong for you. This can happen even with good insurance and good doctors. Quality breast cancer care means getting the care that is right for you.

Good breast cancer care is based on evidence, meaning medical research has shown that the care could help you. But other parts of your care are just as important. This online guide is organized around six core values for obtaining quality care:

  • Access to all the care you need when you need it
  • Information that is complete and correct
  • Choice about your doctors and your treatment
  • Respect from everyone in the health care system
  • Accountability so there is a way to fix problems
  • Improvement in the system so breast cancer care continues to get better

    Learn more about the Quality Care Guide on its Getting Started page.