Decision Tree – FAQ

When is the Decision Tree going to be available?
Now! We are delighted to share this beta version of the tool with you. While we haven’t made all the changes we envision before our hard launch on June 9th 2017, we know that cancer patients need information today, not tomorrow. If you’d like to help us make improvements faster, please consider a donation. We also appreciate your feedback regarding changes and improvements you would like to see made to the tool.

Is this medically sound?
Yes. We have taken great care and assembled a fabulous team of experts in the surgical, oncologic (cancer), and plastics fields to help us get it right. Our clinical advisors have carefully reviewed all content, to ensure that the Decision Tree reflects the most accurate and up-to-date information about treatment procedures.

What is a Decision Tree?
It’s a way of visualizing the different treatment options and decision points that come up during the course of an illness from diagnosis to the completion of treatment.

Will this tool tell me what decision to make?
No, it won’t. This tool is designed to help you navigate the treatment options, understand them, and make sense of them. We won’t tell you what decision to make because we believe that this is something that all patients should do in consultation with their medical team.

I’m keen to support the cause, how can I get involved?
Thanks for your interest! There are a few ways in which you can support this project:

  • Most importantly, browse through the tool and give us feedback
  • Donate
  • Sign up for our newsletters. And no, we won’t sell your information to anyone or any company. Promise.
  • Sign up to volunteer (write us at superfolks@bethechoice.org)
  • If you are a clinical expert, or you would like to offer your input in any other way, please email us at superfolks@bethechoice.org. We would love to hear from you.

I want to donate or I have donated, but where will my money go?
Your money goes directly toward building the Decision Tree and enhancing its performance. Since the board, experts, and other talent at Be the Choice are donating their time, we can put all of our financial resources into making the Decision Tree better for users.

This site is Canadian, right?
Yes. Be the Choice was developed in Ottawa. But our leadership, experts, and volunteers are from all over the world.

I don’t live in Canada, does the information on this website still apply to me?
Good question. It is true that treatment possibilities can vary from country to country and regionally as well. We have tried to address this issue by outlining general treatment pathways that all patients can reasonably expect, no matter where they live.

I don’t understand some of the terminology that is used, what should I do?
We tried to be as user friendly as possible. Please send us any words that we forgot to define. Your feedback is really important to us. Please contact us at: superfolks@bethechoice.org and we will be happy to provide more information.

Who do I contact with questions?
We’d love to hear from you. Please write to us at superfolks@bethechoice.org and one of our team members will get back to you.

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