Pre-Op Sessions


Is surgery in your treatment plan?

We recommend that you attend a Pre-Operative Education Session at the Women’s Breast Health Centre!

Pre-Operative Education Sessions are geared toward those scheduled to undergo surgery for breast cancer.
Sessions are co-hosted by Breast Cancer Action in partnership with the Women’s Breast Health Centre. The sessions are facilitated by a nurse from the Ottawa Hospital and a breast cancer survivor representing Breast Cancer Action.

These interactive, informative sessions are held at the Women’s Breast Health Centre, Civic Campus, Grimes Lodge, 5th floor, 200 Melrose Ave.

These sessions are held every 2nd Thursday from  1-3pm – call us for available dates!

  • Due to limited space, pre-registration for the session is required
  • To register please phone 613-761-4400, option 3. You may have to leave a message but they will get back to you!
  • If the above number doesn’t work or for information please phone Breast Cancer Action 613-736-5921
  • Participants are encouraged to bring a guest with them!

The Kelly Project

Kelly Project medAt the pre-op session, any woman scheduled for a mastectomy will receive information about how to obtain a certificate for a camisole through the Kelly Project, at no charge to her.

The Kelly Project is a collaboration project between Breast Cancer Action and Kelly’s Boutique. The goal of this project is to ensure that every woman having a mastectomy is presented with a certificate so she can procure a post-op camisole that will be at no cost to her. Breast Cancer Action volunteers and staff will distribute these certificates to all hospitals in the greater Ottawa area performing mastectomies at the patient’s pre-op session. 

Patients are strongly recommended to come in to Kelly’s to receive their garment before their surgery date.