Required Information for Breast Implants and
Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast Implant Booklet


Maryland State law (Maryland Annotated Code, Health-General 20-114) requires doctors to give patients who are considering breast implantation surgery information about the advantages, disadvantages, and risks associated with a breast implantation at least five (5) days before breast implantation surgery. The booklet has been developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal government agency that is responsible for monitoring the safety and use of medical devices, including breast implants. These FDA booklets contain the most complete information that the FDA provides to consumers about breast implants.

FDA Breast Implant Complications Booklet
Letter to Patients Undergoing Breast Implant Surgery
Receipt of Standardized Written Summary on Breast Implantation

Breast Cancer Treatment Booklet

Article 20-113 of the Annotated Code of Maryland requires that physicians treating patients diagnosed with breast cancer provide patients at any time before, but not more than five days after a breast cancer diagnosis, with a standardized written summary provided by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that describes methods of breast cancer treatment.

New Booklets for Alternative Methods for Breast Cancer Treatment Law (20-113)
What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer​
For Women Facing Breast Cancer - booklet
This American Cancer Society publication titled ' For Women Facing Breast Cancer' is available by calling ACS @ 1-800-ACS-2345
Receipt of Approved Booklets on Breast Cancer Treatment

Online Order Form for Breast Implant and Breast Cancer Treatment Booklets and Forms (under development)