A person is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis, through the balance of his or her life. Family members, friends, and care-givers are also impacted by the survivorship experience and are therefore included in this definition — National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.
Survivors and their families face many challenges following a diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship recognizes that there are different needs experienced by survivors across the course of their illness and recovery. Quality of life issues are different for survivors than for patients at the point of diagnosis and treatment.
At North York General Hospital, we feel that survivorship is an important part of the cancer journey and we work to give you the best support and resources for you and your family.
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Please contact the patient navigator if you have any questions or concerns.