In 1963, Women's College Hospital was the first hospital in Canada to use mammography as a routine diagnostic tool. In 1977, the Henrietta Banting Breast Centre was established to provide management of breast disease for women. Today, we are home to one of Canada's top centres for breast reconstruction.
When it comes to breast reconstruction after mastectomy, Women's College Hospital treats more patients than any other facility in Ontario. We were the first hospital in Canada to complete breast implant reconstruction in a single stage using acellular dermal matrix. We were also the first hospital in the country to perform lymph-node auto-transplantation to treat and prevent lymphedema - a painful side-effect of breast cancer treatment.
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