• Thank You Canada!

    Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure: Together we raised an estimated $21.5 million.

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  • New Treatments

    I believe in the power of human creativity to conquer this disease.” - Dr. Tak Mak, leader of SU2C Canada - CBCF Breast Cancer Dream Team

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  • Vote Couture for the Cure 2015

    Cashmere Bathroom Tissue will donate $1* to the cause for each vote for your favourite creation in White Cashmere Collection! Plus, you could WIN a dream wedding gown!

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    Because mammograms find what you cannot, mammograms save lives. Find out more about the Foundation’s new national campaign.

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  • New Treatments Team Grant

    The SU2C Canada – CBCF Breast Cancer Dream Team has been announced! Learn more about the plans of this world class research team for exploiting cancer’s weaknesses to treat triple-negative breast cancer and other aggressive types of breast cancer.

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  • 1/3 of breast cancers can be prevented

    ​Learn ten other surprising facts about breast health and build your personal plan for living well.

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  • Wall of Hope presented by CIBC

    Share your stories of inspiration, your reasons for participating, or your hopes for the future. Your message will inspire others and help us create a future without breast cancer.

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  • Sponge Towels Cleans for the Cause

    Our partner SpongeTowels is giving away a premium house cleaning kit every week this month, and for every contest entry, they will donate $1* to CBCF!

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  • My Breast My Test

    These are my breasts. Shouldn’t I have a say about my test?

    Join the discussion at facebook.com/mybreastmytest. Help end the confusion around mammography screening.

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  • The Pink Tour is on the road!

    The Pink Tour branded mini-van, pop-up display and three bilingual Tour reps will make over 120 stops in 80 communities across the region

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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.