Cancer Care

North York General Hospital's Cancer Care Program in north central Toronto offers patients a complete range of cancer services — from the initial screening and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care. 

Our Cancer Care Program is one of the largest in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and provides treatment for many types of cancers, including breast, colon, prostate, gynecological and urinary. 

Enhancing the patient and family experience 

We work to ensure our patients receive the highest standard of cancer care. All patients receive care guided by best practice standards of Cancer Care Ontario. These practices have been shown to provide the best patient outcomes. 

Patients and their families can quickly access a diverse range of cancer care services, including these facilities:
  • The BMO Financial Group Breast Diagnostic Centre, part of  the Karen, Heather & Lynn Steinberg Breast Services  
  • The Baruch/Weisz Cancer Centre  
  • Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care
  • Gale and Graham Wright Prostate Centre
  • Charlotte and Lewis Steinberg Familial Breast and Ovarian Cancer Clinic (Genetics Program)  
Our cancer surgery wait times are consistently below the average for Ontario hospitals. We know patients and their families want timely and responsive care, and North York General has implemented a number of measures to decrease wait times for all cancer surgeries. Visit our Surgery Program to learn more. 

Our patients benefit from advanced technology, including three state-of-the art digital mammography machines, two with tomosynthesis, that improve early breast cancer detection.

Patients supported by dedicated team of experts

Our interdisciplinary team of highly skilled and compassionate health-care professionals includes physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, oncologists, nurses, medical imaging professionals, case managers, and volunteers. We partner with the two regional cancer centres: the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Princess Margaret Hospital at the University Health Network, to facilitate radiation treatments for our patients. 

A partnership between North York General and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre offers patients easy and timely access to quality colorectal cancer care.

The work of our Cancer Care Program is fully supported by our innovative Surgery Program as well as with many other departments and services including Medical Imaging, Laboratory Medicine, Genetics, Medicine, Mental Health, and Pharmacy Services. 

Our ties with regional and provincial cancer care partners provide our patients and their families with outstanding and responsive care.