Breast Cancer Action Kingston is a resource centre for breast cancer information, serving Kingston and surrounding communities from Belleville to Brockville, and points north. It is essentially the same area covered by the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario.
BCAK is committed to research and advocacy directed towards prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. We are dedicated to educating women, men, the public and physicians about the importance of self-examination and the benefit of early detection. We are committed to providing support for patients, survivors and their families as they cope emotionally and physically with breast cancer.
We offer a wide range of programs and services for women and families living with breast cancer. Our organization also provides wellness information to groups within the community, covering topics such as awareness and breast self exam. View our calendar to find out what’s on now.
Programs and Services Offered
BCAK promotes and provides funds for research into the cause, control and cure of breast cancer.
- 1/3 of funds raised by the Walk for Awareness given to local researchers via a research grant process channeled through UHKF
- Contributed > $300,000 to local research from the Walk since 1999
- Five-year commitment through the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation to contribute a total of $75,000 in the area of patient care
We provide public education, family support services, dissemination and publication of information about breast cancer.
- Financial Resources and Assistance
- Medications, prostheses & bras, wigs, special garments, transportation
- Fitness Classes
- Chestmates Dragon Boat Team
- Survivor Facilitated Support Groups
- Hands On – teaching breast self-examination
- Post-Operative Puffy Pillow Project
Did You Know That
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian women and the leading cause of cancer-related death in women ages 15 to 54. Roughly 1 in 9 Canadian women is expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime, and 1 in 30 will succumb to the disease.
**The information contained on this web site is not a replacement for professional medical attention. Breast Cancer Action Kingston (BCAK) strongly encourages each of its readers to talk to a physician or health-care team to make informed medical decisions. BCAK takes no responsibility for actions taken as a result of information or materials referred to on the web site. BCAK is a volunteer organization that lacks the expertise to research questions of a medical or scientific nature.**