Breast Cancer in Women

For this module, we interviewed 35 women across Canada to hear about their experiences with breast cancer. They told us about their experiences including the good moments along with the challenges they encountered. Find out what women said about issues such as diagnosis, family and friends, and body image. We invite you to click on any of the links below to see, hear and read about their experiences. We hope you find the information helpful.

Introduction by Donna Stern

1. Diagnosis and Illness Pathway

2. Understanding Diagnosis and Trustworthy Information

3. Treatment Pathways

4. Reconstruction

5. Preserving Fertility

6. After treatment

7. Advice for Famillies



"Before, I was the last person I would think about... it was my family, then work, the dog, the neighbour's dog then me. [Now] I'm up on top and I'm okay with that."
- Shelley

Date published: October 2016

Review date: September 2019