October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness month

Throughout the month of October, the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women’s Cancers at Women College Hospital will be hosting events and sharing resources that empower women with the knowledge and information they need throughout their cancer journey.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in Canadian women, affecting around one in nine. The Peter Gilgan Centre is working to ensure that every woman has the chance to gain access to the highest standard of care in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship for women’s cancers – no matter where she lives.

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Join Us

October 22 Eat to the Beat
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Eat to the Beat is a mecca for urban foodies who come to experience the best Ontario’s culinary scene has to offer. It’s the only event in Canada that exclusively features the talent of 60 female chefs – women supporting women through the challenges that come with a breast cancer diagnosis. Buy tickets here.

October 28 – WCH Facebook Live: Supporting Loved Ones Throughout their Breast Cancer Journey
2:00 p.m.
Tune in on Facebook to hear from WCH experts about ways to support loved ones who have received a breast cancer diagnosis.

October 30 – Event: A Global Reach in Breast Cancer Research
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for a dynamic free event featuring three talks about breast cancer research from Dr. Steven Narod, Joanne Kotsopoulos and Victoria Sopik. Topics include: breast cancer and the environment, breast cancer in young women and breast cancer in developing countries. Click here to register.


Myth BUSTers

Our WCH experts are debunking some common myths about breast cancer. Follow our Myth Buster campaign on Facebook and Twitter


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Tips & Resources

Tips for coping with a breast cancer diagnosis:


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