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Director's Message

A Note from Sarkis Meterissian, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), FACS

Director Cedars Breast Clinic at the MUHC

As the management of this horrible disease has gradually improved the team at the Cedars Clinic has turned its attention to the patient herself.

We now realize that we must not only cure the disease but heal the patient. With innovative approaches such as the use of a psycho-oncologist specializing in the care of breast cancer patients and the development of an educational tool called the Breast Cancer Navigation Kit we have tried to improve the long and sometimes arduous journey of our patients from diagnosis to cure.

Most recently we have provided our patients with an opportunity to participate in a regular exercise regime free of charge with our landmark MUHC-CURVES agreement. Recently published studies clearly indicate that regular exercise can not only improve the psychological outlook of patients but can also lead to improved survival.

I am proud that the Cedars Breast Clinic at the McGill Univeristy Health Centre (MUHC) provides state-of-the-art care for over 20,000 women per year with nine surgeons, five radiologists, three specialized nurses and six radiology technicians.  We offer "one stop" integrated comprehensive health-care at absolutely no cost to women with breast health concerns.

Dr. Sarkis Meterissian