• CBCF Virtual Balloon Race

    ​CBCF is running a #VirtualBalloonRace! This digital race synchronises real-time weather with a virtual balloon you purchase for launch on October 4. Honour a loved one by purchasing virtual balloons for $10 each. Contest rules: http://bit.ly/2c8C34d


    Purchase your virutal balloon!

  • Calling all Changemakers!

    ​When you walk, run or donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, you help fund research that saves and improves the lives of women with breast cancer, as well as support services to help all those affected by the disease.


    Start or Support a Team Today!

  • Participate Your Way – Virtually!

    If we don’t have an official Run location in your community, no problem! Join “My Run. Any Where. Any way” and participate as an individual or as a team by doing an activity that suits YOU. Run, bike, host an activity in your home – it’s up to you!


    Join the Movement

  • 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!

  • Eat to the Beat on Nov. 1 in TO!

    This is 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. Buy your discounted early bird tickets NOW to this delicious event with a cause!


    Buy discounted early bird tickets now!

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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


Sources:

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