• Our culinary event is selling out!

    It’s your last chance to purchase tickets to the urban foodie event of the year as 60 female chefs create a culinary extravaganza of the best of Ontario in support of women facing the challenges of a breast cancer diagnosis. 

    Click here for event information and tickets!

  • Thank you Changemakers!

    Participants, donors, volunteers, community partners, and sponsors – together we raised an estimated $17 million. This amazing achievement will directly impact those affected by breast cancer. Thank you again for your passion and dedication to this cause. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Run on Sunday, October 1st, 2017.

  • Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

    Most women don’t know about their post-mastectomy options. That’s why we created BRA Day information events and website.

    Learn More

  • Vote Couture for the Cure®

    Celebrate your favourite season in 1 of Canada’s loveliest places—make your White Cashmere Collection® pick & you could WIN a TRIP! For every vote, Cashmere® Bathroom Tissue will donate $1 to the cause.

    Vote Couture for the Cure® now!

  • Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Beauty Gala

    Get your tickets now to the Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Beauty Gala happening Saturday, November 5. This fun event features beauty makeovers, giveaways, samples and more! Your participation and ticket purchases will support our women’s breast health programs.

    Find out how to reserve your spot.

  • Shop4Charity Calendar Sweepstakes

    ​Purchase† your 2017 Calendar by midnight on October 28, 2016 and you could win† the EARLY BONUS cash prize of $100,000! By purchasing† your 2017 Calendar now, you'll also be eligible† for our EARLY BIRD Draw.

    Learn More or Buy Online

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About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a complex disease with no known single cause. In 2015, it is estimated that 25,000 women and 220 men in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and that 5,000 women and 60 men will die from the disease. 

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation has developed this section of the website for people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, their family, friends and care providers, and anyone interested in learning more about the disease.

The content has been compiled from a variety of current and evidence-based sources and reviewed by subject matter experts, including scientists and clinicians, for accuracy. It provides comprehensive overviews of a wide range of breast cancer topics, as well as links to resources for more information and support. Content will be updated on a regular basis as new information becomes available.


Explore this section to learn more about: 


How breast cancer is diagnosed


Different methods of breast cancer treatment

Issues related to the experience of living with breast cancer



If you have any questions or feedback about this section of our website, please feel free to contact us at breastcancer@cbcf.org


Canadian Cancer Society’s Advisory Committee on Cancer Statistics. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2015.