The Breast Advocate® App
By: Courtney Floyd
Is there a free app with breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction information PRMA recommends?
Yes! The world’s first shared decision-making app for breast cancer patients and those at high risk (eg BRCA, strong family history), their loved ones, and healthcare team has officially launched! It’s called the Breast Advocate® App. Free to download, the app provides personalized, evidence-based breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction information.
PRMA Plastic Surgery is honored to be a co-contributor for this groundbreaking app. We believe every patient has the right to be informed of ALL breast reconstruction options, and Breast Advocate makes access to this information even easier! The app walks users through a series of questions about their diagnosis, personal preferences, lifestyle and surgery goals. It then provides evidence-based recommendations that best fit the users’ situation and preferences. Breast Advocate® covers everything from lumpectomy to mastectomy, DIEP flap to going flat, male breast reconstruction options, and much more!
“For anyone considering breast cancer surgery and/or reconstruction, the process can be very frustrating,” says Breast Advocate® founder and PRMA surgeon Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo. “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. The Breast Advocate® app changes that, enabling you to have the conversation you want to have with your physician team.”