Breast cancer starts in breast cells. A cancerous (malignant) tumour is a group of cancer cells that can grow into and destroy nearby tissue. It can also spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. There are many different types of breast cancer and not all people will have the same treatments or specialists involved in their care. An individual plan is made for each person that takes into account the type of breast cancer, results of other tests, medical and family history, and a person’s own goals for care. For more information about breast cancer, including breast surgery, please click here.
The Juravinski Cancer Centre Patient & Family Resource Centre has developed a Pathfinder document on breast cancer with a list of helpful, accurate sources of information on breast cancer. To access this document, please click here. The Canadian Cancer Society is also an excellent resource for information about breast cancer.
Many patients with a new diagnosis of breast cancer will be seen for treatment and/or consultation at the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Please click here for the New Patient Referral package from the JCC.