By Patients for Patients – A Pathology Guide for Breast Cancer Patients

Aaak – I can’t believe I forgot to post here that the first edition of the Patient Friendly Guide to Pathology Reports was published in April. Huge thanks to BC Cancer for their support throughout the creation and design of this important patient support tool. And kudos to the team at Habanero Consulting who worked with me to help make this happen.

Mostly, though, I’d like to thank the patients who relived their personal diagnosis experiences to help us build a meaningful guide to support women receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer. We couldn’t have done it without you. We gratefully acknowledge the emotional challenges you all set aside to help others have access to a tool that might help ease some of the burden in those first days of diagnosis.

The Patient Friendly Guide to Pathology Reports was designed from start to finish collaboratively with patients and oncology specialists (pathologists, surgeons, physicians and medical oncologists). That team effort helped ensure a clinically accurate guide written in simple terms to help patients understand the content of their pathology report.

Next up – chemotherapy side-effects material updated through a patient lens. Stay tuned.

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