Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
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Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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The Breast Surgery section is a part of the Breast Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Our team of surgical oncologists is dedicated to the surgical management of breast cancers. We work closely with our interprofessional team to ensure coordinated care from diagnosis through to surgery and follow-up.
Someone will call you to give you a time for your first appointment with the Breast Surgery section. Learn more about preparing for your first appointment in the Guide to Princess Margaret.
Before each clinic visit, you will be asked to answer questions about your health and wellbeing. Use PATH (Princess Margaret At Home) to report your symptoms and concerns to your health care team. With the new PATH application, you can complete your Pre-Assessment Questions anywhere on a computer or mobile device within two days of your appointment. If you did not get an email reminder for doing your Pre-Appointment Questions, contact the Breast Clinic to have your email address added.
The first person you meet at the Breast Centre is the Patient Flow Coordinator. Please sign in with the Patient Flow Coordinator at the reception desk.
If you were unable to complete the pre-appointment questions on PATH, you will be asked to complete the DART self-assessment at the start of your clinic visit. DART stands for Distress Assessment and Response Tool. DART asks about your experiences with common physical symptoms, practical concerns and emotional concerns. Your health care team uses your answers to track how you are doing and to make sure your most important concerns are looked after.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments.
Learn more about what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.
How to Prepare for Breast Surgery: Lumpectomy and Lymph Node Surgery
How to Prepare for Breast Surgery: Mastectomy and Lymph Node Surgery
Going Home After Breast Cancer Surgery with Drains
Exercises After Breast Cancer Surgery – First Set of Exercises
Exercises After Breast Cancer Surgery – Second Set of Exercises
Understanding Skin-Sparing and Nipple-Sparing Mastectomies
You will be contacted with information about your first appointment.
Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message centre so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly you may need to call us again.