In 2017, it is projected that 6,772 new cancer cases will be diagnosed in Mississauga Halton, and 4,560 new cancer cases in Central West.
Diagnosis is when cancer is first identified. Determining how much cancer there is and its location is called cancer staging, which helps the oncologist determine the best treatment plan for the patient.
A cancer diagnosis can be a challenging time. It can be difficult to understand a cancer diagnosis, and it is normal to have many questions and concerns.