Our Vision

Be the Choice wants to shed light on breast cancer treatment options, show the connections between those decisions, and help breast cancer patients to understand and explore their healthcare choices.

Cancer doesn’t have to be something that happens to you. We believe that knowledge is power – and so is participation. This site aims to start a conversation between you and your loved ones, and between you and your physicians, that will enable you to actively engage in your treatment. It’s a better way to choose.

We aim to deliver a breast cancer decision tool that:

  • Provides a visually comprehensive picture of the full range of treatments and pathways, based on the best available evidence, including scientific studies and clinical experience.
  • Promotes a personalized and empowered approach to treatment decision-making among patients, their loved ones, and their medical providers.
  • Supports the needs of patients, family and friends, and cancer care centres by providing resources and data, in a flexible and portable tool, that can be used for cancer health-related decision making.
  • Generates public discussion around breast cancer treatment needs and opportunities.
Welcome to the BTC Treatment Decision ToolHave you or someone you love recently received a diagnosis of breast cancer?

Whether you received a diagnosis yesterday or three months ago, you are likely dealing with an upheaval in your life as you’ve known it. Perhaps you have also started the process of meeting with your doctors to discuss what treatment options are available, and which therapies (or combination of therapies) will be the best for you. It is a lot of information to sort through and make sense of.

So we’re here to help.

The team at Be the Choice are a diverse group of women and men who have had experiences with a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Some of us have undergone treatment for breast cancer, some of us have provided care for a loved one who has been through treatment, and some of us are physicians and other health care professionals who provide treatment to breast cancer patients.

United in our concern that all people who receive a diagnosis of breast cancer should have access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art treatment information in a comfortable and user-friendly format, we designed this interactive treatment decision tool.

How to use:

Your diagnosis of breast cancer has come with an assessment of your unique clinical and hormonal characteristics. These should be carefully discussed with your medical team and deliberated carefully in advance of any treatment decisions.

This tool will enable you to get to know the “big picture” as well as the “individual picture” behind any breast cancer treatment decision, and to become an active participant in determining your own treatment process. You are the ultimate decision-maker in this process. We hope that you will use the information on this website to inform and empower yourself.

What this tool is not designed to do is deliver individual treatment recommendations. It should be used as a way to get a sense of the full range of treatments available to you as well as what your own treatment plan might look like given your unique profile.