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Henrietta Banting Breast Centre

The Women's College Hospital breast program encompasses breast cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and care, and research in breast disease. Our interdisciplinary team includes: surgeons, plastic surgeons, physician specialists, genetic counselor, nurse navigators and physio and occupational therapists.

Welcome to the Henrietta Banting Breast Centre!

Since 1977, this program offers a range of services related to breast health, breast related diseases and breast reconstruction.

Pre-visit Requirements

To ensure a complete and timely consultation of your breast concern, we require that you bring a copy of any outside breast imaging on a CD in DICOM format. This can be done by calling the clinic where the imaging was done, and advising them that a copy disc is required for a specialist appointment.

Please advise us if any interpreter services are needed.


What to Expect

Please bring a list of your medications.

Your first visit with the specialist will include discussing your history, your family history and an examination of your breasts. Any additional tests or imaging appointments will be arranged at a different time.

If you would like to complete the patient family history form prior to your appointment, please download the form.


We would ask that you plan to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time so that we can complete your registration.

Please remember to bring your Ontario Health Cardopens in a new window with you to this appointment. Please Note: If you do not have a valid Ontario Health Card, you will be required to pay directly for the clinical service(s) provided at the time of your visit. Details are available from any of our program secretaries.


Please note: We cannot guarantee that the imaging and doctor appointments can be booked on the same day.

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please please notify us at 416-323-6225 to cancel and/or re-schedule your appointment. We would appreciate 24 to 48 hours notice of a cancellation so we can fill your appointment with another patient.

The team at the breast centre includes:

Clinic Secretaries
Our secretaries keep all our clinics running by booking /cancelling/changing appointments and ensuring the physicians have all the up to date information on each patient.


Nurse Navigators
The nurse navigators role is to guide you through your care at the Breast Centre. The nurses will ensure that your care is done in a timely manner and that you are kept well informed and supported through the process.


Physio and Occupational Therapist
Our highly specialized rehab team will see you before and after your surgery. Range of motion, post-op exercises and stress reduction are some areas they will discuss with you.


Physicians & Surgeons
Our physicians and surgeons specialize in the treatment and care related to breast health, breast related diseases and breast reconstruction. Our team includes:

  • Breast Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • High-Risk Specialists

For individual team biographies, please visit the Our Clinics tab.

Our Clinics

We are all here to work with you, and to help you manage the different aspects of your breast health. The clinics in the Henrietta Banting Breast Centre include:

  • Diagnostic: assessment of abnormal clinical or imaging concerns.
  • Surgery: for breast cancer, breast reconstruction, prophylactic surgery, and other breast concerns.
  • High risk clinics: imaging, counseling, genetics, referrals and follow up care.
  • Breast reconstruction: our plastic surgery team sees patients requiring immediate and delayed breast reconstruction as well as immediate breast reconstruction with prophylactic mastectomy. Our team works closely with the breast surgeons to plan your care.
  • Genetics: The Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit provides genetic testing, to those who are eligible, and other clinical services to families who may carry a BRCA1/2 genetic mutation. Genetic counselors based at the unit offer information and support to women and their families about their options.

Patient Resources

There are many resources available for both patients and health care professionals. The following are websites that will provide the answers to many questions you may have about breast health:

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Cancer


Pre-and Post-operative Information

Surgery pamphlets

 

Forms

Please fax your referral to the Henrietta Banting Breast Centre at 416-323-7730

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Location & Contact Information

Henrietta Banting Breast Centre
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
5th floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-6225
Phones are answered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)

Fax: 416-323-7730

Hours of Service
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Accessibility
The hospital is fully accessible. All clinics have wheelchair accessible washrooms.


Referrals
A physician's referral is required.
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  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)