A new radiation technique is now being used to treat left sided breast cancers where patients are trained to use specific breathing techniques – minimizing the radiation to the heart – and in doing so, reducing the risk of heart damage. 

Your generous funds allowed a team from Radiation Therapy Department to visit Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, ON to see the technique in practice.  The Juravinski team shared their expertise in using this technique, and were extremely helpful.  This new and exciting technique will be available within our own province for those who need radiation to treat left-sided breast cancers.