Being diagnosed with breast cancer always comes as a shock. You may feel that your life has spun out of your control. This section is for anyone who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer and addresses the commonly experienced emotions one feels when newly diagnosed. Advice on how to tell your loved ones about your diagnosis, including your children is offered, as well as general information on the health care team that will be helping you, and how you can best be an active participant in your care.

The support and information you may want can be found by talking with someone who has been there, and understands what you are going through. The members of our Breast Cancer Support & Information Team have all had breast cancer, and can help you better understand your diagnosis and navigate the days ahead. To reach our team, please call us toll-free at 1-888-778-3100 or email us at

getting the news


telling people about your diagnosis


telling your children


managing your care


your health care team