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Patient Relations If you have questions, suggestions or concerns related to the health care services you are receiving, we can help. Client Relations teams work throughout Manitoba to help our patients, clients and residents navigate their health-care journey. If your concern is about a family member or someone close to you, we may need to […]

Health Innovation Award for Patient-Centred Care – Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 2019 Award Winners Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic The Manitoba Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic started in 2016. The only one of its kind in Manitoba, it is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, genetic counselors, and other health professionals that sees patients […]

Psychosocial counselling There is an emotional component to receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer. To help support clients and their families, the Breast Health Centre has a social worker who offers counselling related to coping with breast cancer and other life stressors. Along with providing information and referrals, the social worker can also provide information […]

Surgical consultation Surgeons and nurses assess clients with breast health problems and/or signs of breast cancer. Minor breast surgery can be done at our Centre by our surgeons. A treatment plan is recommended for newly diagnosed breast cancer clients. Information and education are given to help the client make the decision about their treatment. If […]

Hi, my name is Lori Santoro and I am the Breast Cancer Navigator at Breast Cancer Centre of Hope. My role as a nurse is to help you further understand or answer questions you may have about your pathology, surgery options, and/or possible treatments. The Breast Cancer Centre of Hope is a cozy non-clinical setting […]

Hi, my name is Lori Santoro and I am the Breast Cancer Navigator at Breast Cancer Centre of Hope. My role as a nurse is to help you further understand or answer questions you may have about your pathology, surgery options, and/or possible treatments. The Breast Cancer Centre of Hope is a cozy non-clinical setting […]

Breast Cancer inFocus: Breast Cancer in Men Connecting you to trusted breast cancer information and a community of support Breast Cancer inFocus: Breast Cancer in Men 1 While you can’t turn around most days without seeing a pink ribbon, or a charity walk or a magazine cover focused on women with breast cancer, information and […]

Are you…  newly diagnosed  preparing for surgery  worried about starting treatment  experiencing post -treatment side effects  trying to get back to life after cancer The Peer Support program is a one -on -one relationship between you and a trained volunteer who has had similar cancer experience. Peer support is…  […]

My name is Susan Kapilik and I work at CancerCare Manitoba, Breast Cancer Centre of Hope (BCCH). We are part of a department called Patient and Family Support Services. Our role is to provide support to you and your family and friends all along your journey with breast cancer. 1 2 At BCCH we know […]

1 2 My name is Susan Dennehy and I am the Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Winnipeg Regional  Health Authority Breast Health Centre. 3 Each year many women and a few men undergo surgery for the treatment of breast cancer.  Coping with breast cancer and breast cancer surgery can be challenging and overwhelming  for you and your family. Yo u may be feeling a range of emotions such as uncertainty, fear, sadness and a lack of  control. These feelings can be hard to deal with but they are normal and common.  Remember that there is no “right way” or “wrong way” to deal with cancer and with  surgery. Not all people react the same way or need the same kind of help. It is important to  know  you are not alone. We are here to care for you and connect you with the resources  and services you need at this time.  4 During the presentation, I will describe different surgical approaches and procedures used  for breast cancer. I will discuss how you can prepare for surgery and what you can expect  following your operation. I will be talking about how to care for yourself when you go home  from the hospital.  5 Later in the presentation we will refer to the booklet titled, “Your Breast Surgery Guide”,  which you should have received in your Before Surgery package at the Breast Health Centre  or you can view on‐line on our website.  Yo u can pause the video now to find your copy of the  surgery guide to have it with you to  refer to during the presentation.  6 I will now talk with you about two common breast cancer surgeries and some procedures  that you may have been offered as part of your surgical treatment. The first surgery I will  explain is a lumpectomy and then I will discuss mastectomy surgery. 7 Lumpectomy surgery may also be referred to as breast conserving surgery.  Think of the tumor as the lump within your breast. During lumpectomy surgery, your  surgeon removes “the lump” or tumor and an area of tissue surrounding the lump called a  margin. The rest of the breast remains intact. The surgery  usually takes 1‐2 hours. The size of the incision will vary depending on the size  of the tumor and its location in the breast. The wound edges are brought together and the  wound is closed with dissolvable stitches.  After lumpectomy surgery, a cavity or pocket is left where the tissue  was removed. That  cavity will fill with normal body fluid. Yo u may notice the fluid either by feeling or hearing it  moving around at the incision site. This is normal and overtime the fluid reabsorbs into the  breast and is replaced by scar tissue. Depending on your type of breast cancer,  lumpectomy surgery usually is followed by  radiation therapy to reduce the chances of cancer recurring.  The next image is a photo of a woman who has had a lumpectomy. 8 Photos courtesy of Show Me (2nd Edition), A Photo Collection of Breast Cancer Survivors’  Lumpectomies, Mastectomies, Breast Reconstructions and Thoughts on Body Image […]

1 May 14, 2020 COVID-19 Palliative Care Communication Guidelines COVID-19 Provincial Guidance for Palliative Care Communication Introduction Palliative care has been described as an essential part of an integrated humanitarian response to global pandemics. 1 The Province of Manitoba has R egional palliative care programs in place that can be a resource to help with […]

April 30, 2020 COVID-19 Consideration for Mental Health Appointments by Phone © Dr. Michelle Conan, Dr. Julia Riddell, & Dr. Julian Torres (2020) Department of Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba Considerations for Mental Health Appointments via Telephone Before the Session 1. When you book the telephone appointment, let the individual know that they will […]

COVID -19 Communi ty Bulletin #1 for Leadership & Health Directors – April 7, 2020 COVID -19 Communi ty Bulletin #1 Mental w ellness support s during the COVID -19 pandemic M anitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) and Keewatinohk Inniniw Mino ayawin Inc . (KIM) are collaborating with Mental Wellness Services in Manitoba to support Northern […]

Information sur la COVID-19 pour les parents et les enfants Qu’est-ce que la COVID-19?La COVID-19 est une maladie respiratoire (affecte les poumons) qui se propage très rapidement dans le monde entier depuis quelques mois. Bien que 80 % des personnes qui contr actent ce virus se rétablissent sans hospitalisation, le virus peut rendre très malades […]
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