Remember the little black bags carried by doctors? Dr. John P. Williams, M.D., a breast cancer surgeon, is bringing that personal touch back, directly into the home of any woman with breast cancer. The Breast Cancer School for Patients is a FREE online educational platform which features over 80 video tutorials about breast health and breast cancer. His mission is to help recently diagnosed patients, so they can become ‘experts’ to assure they get the highest quality breast cancer care in their own community.
“In this age of technology and rapid information sharing, it can be hard to navigate through information about breast cancer online,” states John Williams, who has organized this vast field into one easy-to-navigate site called Breast Cancer School for Patients. Dr. Williams offers “old school” compassionate hand-holding in the first video-based school for patients. “I like to think of this as a form of telemedicine, which is the use of health technology to bring positive health outcomes to patients.”
Upon signup for a newsletter, visitors will immediately receive a detailed email containing several hundred “Doctor Questions.” This is a list of the key questions to engage one’s breast surgeon, medical oncologist, and radiation oncologist about “cutting edge” treatment options.
Dr. Williams urges women to, “Become informed before speaking with your doctors. You will improve your own care with this approach.”