Thanks to medical advances and research, treatments for breast cancer continue to be developed and improved. Today, Canadians have more treatment options than ever before. Understanding the breast cancer treatments that may be available to you, and their possible side effects, is important. This section of the site offers information and insight about the different treatments for breast cancer and what you can expect.

The members of our Breast Cancer Support & Information Team speak from experience – they have all been treated for breast cancer. Support and information, from someone who has “been there”, can be very helpful. To reach our team, please call us toll-free at 1.888.778.3100 or send us your question.

breast cancer treatment basics

 

surgery

 

pathology report & staging

 

radiation therapy

 

chemotherapy

 

hormone therapy

 

targeted therapy (Herceptin)

 

complementary therapy

 

clinical trials

 

hair loss

 

menopausal symptoms

 

lymphedema