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NAPBC Offers Patient Template Letter Regarding COVID-19 Treatment Delays

Several representatives from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) leadership worked closely with the NAPBC Advocacy & Outreach Committee to author a letter directed at patients that addresses delays and alterations in their care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is patient friendly and intended to help allay patient fears and concerns about changes in their treatment. This letter is available on the NAPBC website and can be downloaded and given to your patients. There is a place to add your center's logo and your signature.

We hope you find this letter helpful to you and your patients. Thank you for all the great work you are doing for breast cancer patients.

Sincerely,
Katharine Yao, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair, Research and Development
Department of Surgery
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Vice-Chair, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers