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Pre-Operative Care Management of Breast Cancer Patients

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Pre-Operative Care Management of Breast Cancer Patients
Year(s)
2016-2019
Invested Amount
$139,995 (2015 $1 Million to Help contest)

Project

Breast Clinic, McGill University Health Centre, Cedar Institute

Pre-operative care management of anyone recently diagnosed with breast cancer that consists in evaluating and monitoring the risk of developing a dysfunction following treatment, and in teaching its management.

Description

More than 60% of women dealing with breast cancer may suffer one or more physical dysfunctions (e.g.: pain, decreased range of motions, lymphedema) or psychological effects (e.g.: body image, femininity) in the short and/or long term.

The services offered help to relieve and better treat these dysfunctions and effects through specialized rehabilitation (kinesiology and massotherapy) and psychological services. The purpose of this project is to improve existing services that are intended to evaluate and monitor the risk of developing a dysfunction following treatment, and to teach risk management.

Pre-operative care is part of ongoing care. The preliminary care improves the procedure and the treatment of these dysfunctions.