Douglas A. Stewart MD FRCPC


Breast Cancer Screening

The type and frequency of breast cancer screening that is best for you changes as you age. Ages 20 to 39: Some experts recommend that women have a clinical breast exam every 3 years, starting at age 20. Talk with your doctor about how often you should have a breast exam. If you have a high risk for developing breast…

Lymphedema

Lymphedema is a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in the arms or legs. This type of edema occurs when the amount of lymph fluid in a person’s arm or leg exceeds the body’s ability to remove it, and the fluid then collects in the tissues of the limb. One of the causes of lymphedema is surgery to remove…

Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer

Hormone therapy is used to change the way hormones stimulate cancer growth. These medicines either block the effects hormones have on the cancer cells or block the production of the hormones. If tests show that the breast cancer cells have estrogen and progesterone receptors (ER/PR-positive), hormone therapy may be…

Breast Cancer Screening

The type and frequency of breast cancer screening that is best for you changes as you age. Ages 20 to 39: Some experts recommend that women have a clinical breast exam every 3 years, starting at age 20. Talk with your doctor about how often you should have a breast exam. If you have a high risk for developing breast…

Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent

Discusses recurrent breast cancer. Covers symptoms and tests that diagnose cancer that has come back or spread. Discusses treatment with medicine or surgery. Offers home treatment tips for drug side effects or pain. Covers addressing emotional needs.