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A BIG hello from all of us at Be the Choice! 

Dear Be the Choice Supporters,

We've missed you!

As all of you have, all of us at Be the Choice have been riding this unexpected wave of change for the last months, trying to stay home, stay healthy, and support our communities in need. Let's face it, life has taken all of us on a bit of a dramatic ride this year. So, we've been a bit quiet. 

Quiet, but plodding. 

We've always said that cancer patients need choices now more than ever before. This is especially so now that their treatments are being delayed, surgeries cancelled and appointments postponed. As our health systems try to cope with COVID-19, cancer patients are waiting. We understand why, but this doesn't make it any easier. 

Breast cancer patients need us more than ever before. We're open 24-7, we're peer reviewed, we're sensitive to reproductive health, we're comprehensive in outlining surgical options, we're responsive to their treatment pathways. We are here to help.

You can read all about what we've been up to in more detail below, but perhaps the most important in terms of patient care is the update we've made to the Decision Trees. Thanks to a team of medical students at the University of Ottawa, we carefully curated the best resources the web has to offer and included them on the relevant pages. Now, instead of reading about the options, patients can consult studies, watch videos or discover other reliable web pages for information. We're so excited about these changes, we've even designed an entire holiday contest around it! Participate and get ready to win some great prizes!

See below for all of the other exciting things happening, including a new research study on Be the Choice being conducted at Ottawa University and the new BTC team members.

XOXO,
The TEAM at Be the Choice

Team Updates

Thank you, Kelsey!

A big THANK YOU to Kelsey Fulton for her creativity, energy and dedication that she brought to the job as our Marketing Coordinator at Be the Choice over the last two years. We’re so sad to see you go, but wish you well with the responsibilities in your new job.


 
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Decision Tree Updates

Be the Choice is thrilled to announce the addition of over fifty new resources to our Decision Trees. These resources provide patients complimentary ways to access information on their treatment pathways. 

We know first hand what it's like to be diagnosed with breast cancer and the challenge of having to make decisions about treatment, especially when first diagnosed. The more ways that information can be accessed the better, that's why we focused on adding video content.

Check out our new and improved Decision Trees!


Thank you 

Selam Ogbalidet 
Mina Boshra
Husain Alkhaiyat
Jeanne Monique Séguin

For spending your summer curating resources for us. You rock!

 

Have you heard?


Be the Choice is honoured to be featured as one of the first Clinician and Patient Resources on the Canadian Society of Surgical Oncology website. Check it out! 

Thank you Dr. Carrolyn Nessim for making this happen!

Questions?

For all questions, please contact us at THIS email. Be the Choice depends on volunteer energy, so let us know if you're looking for an opportunity!

Thank you! 

XOXO, 
The  Team at Be the Choice
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