Confidentiality

We know that a cancer diagnosis often leads to invasive questions and even more invasive procedures. It can be hard to maintain any sense of privacy or dignity while you are undergoing certain treatment protocols. CTOAM staff are committed to doing everything we can to ensure your privacy and the confidentiality of your medical records and treatment choices.

We do not share your contact information with any agencies or database services unless you specifically ask that we do so.

We will consult with your health care team and family members or other care providers, only with your written permission to do so.

Below is a copy of the confidentiality form that you will receive when you hire CTOAM to prepare a Personalized Options Plan for you or to advocate or consult on your behalf.

CTOAM Client Confidentiality Agreement:

You have the right to have your personal information protected from any public exposure so that you can be ensured of privacy and the protection of confidentiality.

CTOAM will keep a file specific to your personalized research and medical records. File notes help CTOAM staff to track general conversations and organize data collected on your behalf.  If you believe it is important for us to keep specific notes (i.e., you foresee needing them in court), please let us know.

Limits of Confidentiality

A client’s confidentiality cannot and will not be protected:

  • if a client threatens bodily harm to self or others
  • if CTOAM staff are subpoenaed to testify in court

Permission to Consult:

From time to time, during our research, we may desire to share some information with colleagues about your specific case so that we may better serve you in our work together. All information would be shared in such a way that your identity is kept absolutely confidential.

Permission to Use Information for Clinical Research Purposes:

As an educator and researcher, in order to inform and educate students and colleagues about clinical conversations, I may wish to use information about our sessions. All information would be shared in such a way that your identity is kept absolutely confidential.

If you have any other questions or requests regarding confidentiality or the confidential use of your information for consultation or training purposes please let us know.

Please click this link to the online Confidentiality Agreement to review and electronically sign the document.

Disclaimer:

The information and material provided in our reports, by consultation, or on the Cancer
Treatment Options & Management Inc. website and all technical pages are strictly for
educational purposes only.

This information it not intended as medical advice, or for prevention, diagnosis and
treatment of medical issues and should not be used as a substitute for professional
medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your health care professional
before considering any new dietary, diagnostics, or treatments options.

While we attempt to keep our information accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee it
is an accurate representation of the latest information regarding cancer. If you have any
concerns, please contact the referenced research facility directly.

Cancer Treatment Options & Management Inc. is not responsible for the information
found in the reports, through consultation, on the website, or the reference list. Inclusion
in any report, consultation, our website or reference list does not imply endorsement by
Cancer Treatment Options & Management Inc.