A diagnosis of breast cancer and coping with the treatment is difficult for most patients and their family members. The need for support can begin even before diagnosis and continue to the end of treatment and beyond.
In addition to family and friends, many patients find it helpful to receive support and/or counselling from other sources such as their family physician, support groups, breast cancer survivors, social workers, psychotherapists or psychiatrists specialized in addressing the needs of cancer patients.
There are many support and counselling services available in the community to help patients and their family members deal with the challenges they may face.
North York General and Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support
have partnered to provide confidential support and information to our breast cancer patients and families. A Willow staff member will be available on Tuesdays for appointments or drop-in in the Breast Diagnostic Centre and Chemotherapy Clinic
Learn more about support and counselling from:
Please contact the patient navigator if you have any questions or concerns.