Douglas A. Stewart MD FRCPC


Body Image After Cancer Treatment

How you feel about your body (your body image) may change when you have cancer. It is common to feel angry, frustrated, or disappointed after cancer surgery or during treatment for cancer. And it may be hard to adjust. Changes that may affect a person’s body image include: Losing a breast because of breast cancer…

Breast Cancer Types

Breast cancer is the abnormal growth of the cells that line the ducts and lobes of the breast. When breast cancer has spread outside the ducts or lobes into normal breast tissue, it is said to be invasive. The main types of invasive breast cancer are: Ductal carcinoma, which is cancer that begins in the ducts of the…

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is the growth of abnormal cells in the milk ducts of the breast. It is a very early form of noninvasive breast cancer. DCIS is seen as small calcium deposits (microcalcifications) on a mammogram.

Body Image After Cancer Treatment

How you feel about your body (your body image) may change when you have cancer. It is common to feel angry, frustrated, or disappointed after cancer surgery or during treatment for cancer. And it may be hard to adjust. Changes that may affect a person’s body image include: Losing a breast because of breast cancer…

Types of Breast Forms

Breast forms come in many shapes and sizes, depending on what you need. Upper left: Special mastectomy bras have built-in pockets to hold full or partial breast forms in place. Upper right: Some full breast forms have an adhesive backing so that they stick to the skin. They can be worn with a regular bra or without a…