Breast Cancer School for Patients Launches – a public service educational website for women

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

Gainesville, VA — (May 2018– Introducing the Breast Cancer School for Patients, the very first one-stop online resource designed to bridge the breast cancer education gap between patient and doctor. The online school is built on the idea that patients will make better treatment decisions when they are taught to be an “expert” in their own breast cancer care. Creator Dr. John P. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a leader in breast cancer patient education and an advocate for patient involvement in their cancer care decisions. He has organized the vast field of breast cancer into one, easy to navigate, patient-friendly site featuring over 80 videos on all of the important topics that every woman should know.

Breast Cancer School for Patients offers everything one needs to know in order to get the best breast cancer care in their own community. Patients are empowered to learn as much or as little as they’d like. Topics include:

“Over the years, family and friends have called asking for advice about their breast care. After a quick conversation, they became empowered to ask their own doctors exactly what was needed. You simply get better care when you know about the important topics and the questions to ask. Currently, the medical profession does not actually “teach” those who have been newly diagnosed how to seek out quality, cutting-edge care in their communities. Our mission at theBreast Cancer School for Patients is to fill this patient information gap online,” explains Dr. Williams.

Innovative 4-5 minute video lessons about every important breast cancer topic are designed to keep patients and their caregivers up-to-speed on their treatment options. From surgery and chemotherapy to radiation and genetics, all of these modules are brief yet very informative.

Upon signing up for the breast health newsletter, patients will immediately receive an email containing “Doctors Questions.” This is a coveted list of the key questions to engage your breast surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist. “Become informed before speaking with your doctors. You will improve your own care with this approach,” continues Dr. Williams.

More about Dr. John P. Williams, M.D., F.A.C.S:

Dr. Williams is a breast cancer surgeon in Virginia. He founded and is the medical director of Novant Health UVA Health System Breast Center which serves the communities of Manassas, Gainesville, Haymarket and Warrenton, Virginia. Learn more about Dr. Williams here. His CV can be reviewed here.