Breast Advocate® was founded by Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo, an internationally recognized expert in breast cancer reconstruction and shared decision-making. Shared decision-making occurs when the health care professional and patient work together to make a treatment decision that is best for the patient. The best decision takes into account evidence-based information about treatment options, the physician's knowledge and experience, and the patient's preferences and values. Multiple studies show this collaborative approach improves patient outcomes and satisfaction.
The Breast Advocate® App is the first shared decision-making app for breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction. It 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, evidence-based information and a feeling of not being involved in their treatment decisions are two of the biggest sources of frustration. Breast Advocate® changes that, empowering 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.