Breast Advocate® was founded by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, a nationally recognized expert in breast cancer reconstruction and shared decision-making. He strongly believes that decision-making shared between the physician and patient is critical to achieving the best outcomes. Dr. Chrysopoulo has successfully built his entire practice on this philosophy.
To empower as many patients as possible to advocate for themselves, Dr Chrysopoulo created the Breast Advocate® App, the first shared decision-making app for breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction. Breast Advocate® is a free app, co-created by breast cancer specialists and patient advocates, that provides anyone with a breast cancer diagnosis, or at risk of developing breast cancer, a much needed voice in the decisions surrounding their surgery.
For anyone considering breast cancer surgery and/or reconstruction, the process can be very frustrating. Lack of accurate information, a feeling of not being involved in important treatment decisions – these are only two of the most common sources of frustration. Breast Advocate® changes that, enabling you to have the conversation that you want to have with your physician team.
Breast Advocate® educates users in a comprehensive and personalized way about all their breast cancer surgery and reconstruction options, providing access to the latest studies and expert opinions. Regardless of your situation, you will have all the information and tools you need to take a more active role in your consultations and participate fully in the decisions about your treatment.
The app is loaded with detailed content, which is presented in a user-friendly format. Breast Advocate® provides easy and quick access to the specific information you need based on your situation.
Need help deciding between procedures? After taking your individual situation and preferences into account, the Wizard provides evidence-based recommendations. If your preferences change after researching your options, you can change the answers to the Wizard’s questions any time and as often as you like.
Last but not least, Breast Advocate® provides welcome support. Connect with others who have faced or are facing the same decisions or issues. You don't need to face this alone.