PROGRAMS OF CARE

Cancer Care

The fight against cancer is not a battle anyone wants to take on but it’s one for which Humber River is prepared. Our dedicated and compassionate team has developed a program designed to support our patients at every step along the way of what can be a very complex journey.

Thanks to our donors, our patients have the advantage of state-of-the-art tools. Tools like fully-digital mammography units that enable multiple x-ray images of a breast from many angles. The resulting 3-D images can detect even very small tumours. Chemotherapy drugs are some of the most complicated and toxic drugs used in the Hospital. To keep everyone (patients AND staff) safe in our Cancer Care Clinic and pharmacy, Humber River Hospital uses the RIVA robot to prepare these drugs in a fully contained enclosure.

Our Cancer Care Unit has been designed with patient comfort and respect at the forefront, for example:

  • Sensory suites in the Breast Health Centre help to distract and relax women having mammograms.
  • A choice of chemotherapy chair types and locations are available—from group to private settings.
  • Breast health navigators help guide a patient from prevention through diagnosis through treatment.

We also value the support that families and loved ones provide. Families are welcomed into chemotherapy treatment, surgery post-op and recovery rooms. Our leading-edge technology makes this both possible and safe. Loved ones are also kept up-to-date on a patient’s progress through a communication system that can deliver status updates to a list of recipients.

Help us continue to fight against cancer and build our cancer care program with your generous donation.

Cancer Care


On The Blog

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Meet RIVA, Humber River Hospital’s Chemotherapy Robot

Chemotherapy drugs are some of the most complicated and toxic drugs used in the Hospital. To keep everyone (patients AND…

September 20, 2017
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Honorary Family: What it’s Really Like in Humber’s Cancer Care Program

By Caroline Alexander, Oncology Nurse at Humber River Hospital As I sit down to write this, I imagine you reading…

September 5, 2017

Let’s Start Making an Impact

To learn more about how you can make a difference to our Cancer Care Program
or to make a donation, please contact:

Lindsay Owen
Development Officer

Office: 416-242-1000 ext. 81512
Email: lowen@hrh.ca