UHN’s Plastic Surgery provides additional support and resources.
The Canadian Cancer Society provides resources and additional support services.
The Breast Reconstruction Guidebook deals with issues and questions you may have about mastectomy and reconstruction.
Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is a governing body that provides policies and guidelines for cancer care in Ontario. Dr. Zhong has been an active member of CCO and has led the development of breast reconstruction guidelines in the province.
For more information on these guidelines, please see link below:
Wellspring is a Canada-wide network of community-based centres, each offering programs and services, without referral, to anyone, with any type of cancer, at any stage in their journey. Their centres are located in Calgary and Edmonton, in Niagara, in London and Stratford, and there are four centres located in the Greater Toronto Area (Downtown Toronto, at Sunnybrook, Oakville and Brampton).
A national not-for-profit organization that provides free information and support to anyone affected by breast cancer.
If you have not been referred to the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program yet, please ask your breast or plastic surgeon to do so.
Facing a serious illness such as cancer can be very distressing. At Princess Margaret Hospital, help is available for any patients or family members having difficulty coping with their illness or treatment. Staff in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care have expertise in providing supportive care and assistance through this difficult time. We provide a range of services including pain and symptom management, psychological and spiritual counselling, psychiatric assessment and treatment and assistance with social and financial difficulties.
Launched in 2001, Rethink is the first-ever, Canadian breast cancer charity to bring bold, relevant awareness to the under-40 crowd; foster a new generation of young and influential breast cancer supporters; infuse sass and style into the cause; and, most importantly, respond to the unique needs of young (or youngish) women going through it.
For more information on clinical, teaching, and research programs available through the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.