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About Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a complex disease with no known single cause. In 2014, it is estimated that 24,400 women and 210 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:

 

Breast cancer facts & stats: What breast cancer is and its impact in Canada


How breast cancer is diagnosed


Different methods of breast cancer treatment


Issues related to the experience of living with breast cancer


Issues related to living with metastatic breast cancer


Resources for further information and support



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 2014. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2014.