Quick information handout by the Gyn-onc Health Information Service
Canadian Cancer Society
The Cancer Society is the largest charitable funder of cancer research in Canada. Our research dollars are allocated by the National Cancer Institute of Canada.
Breast Cancer Society of Canada (BCSC)
The BCSC's mandate is to fund vital Canadian research into improving the detection, prevention and treatment of breast cancer as well as to ultimately find a cure and create awareness through education.
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF)
On February 1, 2017, the CCS and the CBCF joined forces to increase operational efficiencies and further our impact on all types of cancer for all Canadians.
Women's Health Matters
Women's health experts from Women's College Hospital and the Women's College Research Institute developed this site and play an ongoing role in its expansion and review.
BC Cancer Agency (BCCA)
The BC Cancer Agency's mandate covers the spectrum of cancer care from prevention and screening, to diagnosis, treatment, and through to rehabilitation.
National Cancer Institute
The US Government's main agency for cancer research and training.
PDQ® (Physician Data Query) summaries for more information about breast cancer:
American Cancer Society
Foundation for Women's Cancer
The mission of the Foundation for Women's Cancer is to increase awareness and education, support expanded research and training, and provide knowledge and hope for women diagnosed with cancers specific to them.
Developed by the National Library of Medicine
UpToDate (For advanced readers)
UpToDate has produced articles for patients and their family members who seek current, reliable information on a variety of medical conditions and topics.
Uptodate for patients : Scroll down to CANCER > Breast Cancer section of the page.
Breast Cancer Care
The UK's national organization.
Books & Other Reading Materials
Search the JGH Patient Education Network (PEN) Collection for cancer books to borrow from the hospital.
Tips: Choose "Advanced Search” and select "Hope & Cope E730.1" or "PFRC (Patient and Family Resource Centre) A-200" from the drop-down menu of the “Physical Location”.
The Hope & Cope library at the Jewish General Hospital has a collection of over 2 000 books, including many about breast cancer. Please visit the Library on 7th floor in pavilion E.
Other Book Recommendations
Lynn C. Hartmann, M.D. and Charles L. Loprinzi, M.D. The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book (softcover). Good Books; 2012. ISBN: 978-1-56148-772-1.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
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Please note: This information should not be considered as medical advice. It is not to be used in place of a visit with a doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional. If you have questions about your individual medical situation, please consult with your healthcare professional.