CIBC Breast Centre
The mammography technologists at the CIBC Breast Centre specialize in performing a variety of imaging exams on the breast. The technologists also work closely with the nurses, radiologists and surgeons to provide comprehensive care for patients having breast screening exams, specialized imaging procedures such as biopsies, and surgery.
The sonographers at the CIBC Breast Centre have training in performing ultrasound exams on the breast. The sonographers also work closely with the nurses, radiologists and surgeons to provide comprehensive care for patients having breast screening exams and specialized imaging procedures such as biopsies.
Registered nurses in the breast centre are dedicated to providing patient centered care involving counseling and educating patients on breast care, providing emotional support and information to newly diagnosed cancer patients, working closely with the patient navigation specialist, and calling patients to ask them to book a follow-up appointment subsequent to abnormal test results. Registered nurses in the CIBC Breast Centre work collaboratively with the physician during any clinical procedures done in the diagnostic clinic. Registered nurses are also available to meet the needs of patients if they have concerns or questions before or after any clinical procedures or surgery.
Radiologists are doctors who read and interpret x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, MRIs and other scans to diagnose diseases. A radiologist also performs biopsies guided by x-rays or ultrasound. The radiologists in the CIBC Breast Centre are experts in breast imaging technology.
A pathologist is a doctor who studies the tissue that was removed in surgery and writes a summary. In the case of cancer are, the pathologist describes the stage of your cancer and if you will need more treatment. This is known as a pathology report.
The report is sent to your surgeon who talks to you about your pathology report, usually within two weeks of your surgery.
If radiation therapy is needed, a consultation will happen at St. Michael’s and we will arrange this at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre - or a centre closest a patients’ home.
The role of the Aboriginal patient navigator has been created by Cancer Care Ontario to meet the unique needs identified by the Aboriginal community. The Aboriginal patient navigator provides support and advocacy to First Nations, Inuit and Métis adult patients and their families accessing cancer services in the phases of screening, diagnosis, treatment, recovery/survivorship, palliative, end of life. This role provides a wholistic approach in addressing the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and cultural needs of patients and their families. He can be reached by phone at 416-864-6060 ext. 2422.