Last year, we asked for your help to implement Quebec’s first ever Automated Tracking System, and you answered our call. This year, we ask once again, for your generosity as we expand on the existing OPAL application to create an application like no other in Canada.
The possibility of a cancer diagnosis is often overwhelming for patients and their families. From the fear and stress of the prognosis, to the diagnostic process, it can be confusing and difficult to understand complicated procedures and tests. The process can take a substantial toll on patients, while they undergo invasive procedures to establish a clear diagnosis. This is not acceptable.
The team from the Montreal Chest Institute’s (MCI) lung cancer Rapid Investigation Clinic (RIC), led by Dr. Anne Gonzalez and nurse-clinician Chantal Savard, is working hard to make the diagnostic process easier for potential lung cancer patients. Dr. Gonzalez is partnering with the creators of the OPAL application to extend its capabilities further to create a one-of-a-kind application in Canada. She wants to give patients access to accurate information about their upcoming tests and a rapid means to ask questions to their health care providers.
Your donation will help ensure that thousands of patients and their families going through the lung cancer investigation process gain more control over their healthcare.