Why are cutting-edge advances important?
Advanced, cutting-edge tests and treatments are often overlooked when treating complex problems such as breast cancer. This can impact your care and survival. When combined with traditional methods, cutting-edge treatments can improve outcomes, reduce treatment side effects, and speed up your recovery. When you don’t know what you are missing, you could lose the possible benefits of these new advances and treatment options.
How do I get these advances in my community?
When you understand the treatment options available in your community, you and your breast cancer specialists will develop a treatment plan that is best for you. You must quickly learn about cutting-edge options to make sure they are incorporated into your treatment decisions. Not all communities have access to all advanced treatments. Make sure to ask your physicians about cutting-edge topics to make sure all options are considered for your cancer care.
When you are educated about treatment advances up front you will be able to make sure nothing was overlooked with your breast cancer team. Finding these cutting-edge advances online has been very difficult, until now.
What is the solution?
The Breast Cancer School for Patients (www.breastcancercourse.org) has organized the complex world of breast cancer into the key cancer topics and treatment choices you will face. Our free, online school has short video lessons about each cutting-edge technology, and provides you lesson notes and the questions to ask your doctors so you don’t miss out. Use our doctor selected links and references that will lead you to the best online resources. Our innovative approach easily teaches you to make better treatment decisions.
What are some examples of cutting-edge technologies?
- Breast MRI
- Axillary Ultrasound of your lymph nodes
- BRCA genetic testing
- Oncoplastic surgical techniques
- Genomic breast cancer assays
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
- Intra-operative and brachytherapy radiation
New technologies are rapidly emerging. We keep up with the advances in breast cancer, so you don’t have to.
Engage your breast specialists with questions
Print out our lesson notes with the key questions to make sure you are offered the best treatment choices. We educate you so you can engage and work as a team with your breast cancer specialists. You will make better decisions when you go into your doctor consultations already knowing the essentials and able to speak their language.
This is the first “School for Breast Cancer Patients”
The Breast Cancer School for Patients teaches you to be an expert and your own best advocate. Our “Patient-Driven Quality” movement is about empowering you to be at the center of all discussions and treatment decisions. Get informed before speaking with your doctors.
Register for our latest videos & “Cutting Edge” questions
Sign-up for our “Breast health updates and latest videos” (here). Once registered, we’ll immediately email you our complete list of “Cutting Edge” questions to engage your breast surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist. We help you get quality breast cancer care in your community.