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My mastectomy surgery

Coping after surgery

How will I cope emotionally?

  • Your emotional recovery is just as important as your physical recovery.
  • You may have feelings of fear, sadness, or anger.
  • Ask for help from family and friends.
  • You may wish to speak to an Oncology Nurse from the Breast Cancer Program.
  • Feel free to ask questions to help you understand your diagnosis, treatment and decision-making.
  • You may also contact the Patient & Family Support Program at 416-480-4623 or ask your oncology nurse to refer you.

What help can I get?

Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre resources

Call the Patient and Family Support Program at 416-480-4623 to access:

Other important Sunnybrook contacts

  • Occupational Therapist: 416-480-6100, extension 5335
  • Physiotherapist: 416-480-6100, extension 80541

Community resources

Ask your team for more information about these programs:

  • Canadian Cancer Society — Peer Support program
  • Wellspring
  • Willow
  • Look Good…Feel Better program
  • Gilda’s Club
  • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (Rumsey Site) — Health, Exercise, Active Living and Therapeutic Lifestyle Program

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