About the Cedars Breast Clinic
The Cedars Breast Clinic of the MUHC clinic opens a magnificent window of hope for women facing the prospect of breast disease. Our goal is to provide women of all ages and walks of life with fully-integrated, "one stop" health care and support during one of the most difficult times of their lives.
The Cedars Breast Clinic of the MUHC is a major regional and supra-regional referral centre for patients diagnosed with breast disease. Close to 25,000 women pass through the doors of the Cedars Breast Clinic annually. As a university health centre, it participates in the critical multi-centric clinical research trials that shape the future of breast cancer care. It delivers state-of-the-art treatments to patients and educates future health care professionals.
The Cedars Breast Clinic equipment facilities are some of the best in the province for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
- 2 digital mammography units
- 3 ultrasound units with biopsy capability
- MRI with MRI-guided biopsy capacity
- A biopsy room
- A stereo tatic procedure room
Our multi-disciplinary and integrated team includes some of the world’s finest doctors and nurses who are devoted to curing the disease and treating the whole patient.
- 6 breast surgeons
- 6 specialized breast radiologists
- 2 specialized nurse-clinicians
- 3 kinesiologists providing lymphedema care
- A psycho-oncologist specialized in the care of breast cancer patients
A revolutionary health care approach
The Cedars Breast Clinic of the MUHC brings together - in one location - top medical teams from two prestigious institutions: the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Montreal General Hospital. This is a significant women's health care milestone and a proud reflection of both the visionary leadership of the Cedars Cancer Foundation and the spirit of its committed volunteers and loyal donors.
Our medical team and support staff is committed to providing a host of complementary health care services to the patient during a single hospital visit. Whenever possible, our aim is to provide accurate examination, testing and diagnosis all on the same day. After all, endless delays and return hospital visits only prolong the psychological stress women experience waiting for a diagnosis.
It is important to note that the Cedars Breast Clinic will not only provide physical support for women. In collaboration with Cedars CanSupport and the psyhco-social services of the MUHC, the Clinic also provides emotional support for women facing breast disease and their families.
The price of a dream
Your financial support is vital to the Cedars Breast Clinic's future, as the government does not provide funding for all of our needs, such as leading edge diagnostic medical equipment and patient support services. Please take a moment now to find out more about how your dollars can make a difference in the lives of women facing breast disease and treatment by linking to the Donate section on this site.
With your support, the Cedars Breast Clinic will remain an innovative prevention and treatment centre in a care class all by itself!