Breast Cancer & Breast Health

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This page is offered to all Island Health area residents to help access information on breast health services nearest you.

The information on this site is not intended to provide health care advice. For advice and information specific to your health concerns, please consult a physician.

Comprehensive, integrated breast health services are offered throughout Island Health and include:

We work in collaboration with our partners at the BC Cancer Agency's Vancouver Island Cancer Centre, family physicians, general and plastic surgeons, the Alliance for Breast Cancer Information and Support, the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. To access these programs and services, browse the menu on the left or click on the service link above.

Additional Information

Rethink Breast Cancer

Rethink Breast Cancer connects young women to a network of support

Rethink provides peer support for young women with breast cancer. Connecting with a group of supportive women who've "been there" and offering empathy, information and sense of community they need throughout their diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

The original website, breast cancer now what was developed by a group of young B.C. women who have been through breast cancer and struggled to find the support they needed to parent their children, talk with their partners, find support for themselves and loved ones in dealing with their diagnoses and make treatment decisions that possibly affected their fertility.

Receiving psychosocial support before, during and after cancer treatment is recognized by health professionals as an essential component of healing. The website creators knew there was a need for emotional support in a caring, safe environment and a huge opportunity to assist other young women.

Donate

Donations in support of Breast Health Services at Island Health are always welcome. Please see ways to donate.

Contact

The Canadian Cancer Society has a Cancer Information Service line at 1-888-939-3333.

Feedback

Comments or suggestions about this website are welcome at BreastHealth@viha.ca

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News & Events

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Island Health Magazine Fall 2020

This issue offers COVID-19 safety tips, an article about prescribed opioid use, an introduction to Dawn Thomas, our new VP for Indigenous Health & Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the first in our series from Public Health on Climate Change and much more.

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Urgent and primary care centre coming to Esquimalt

People living in Esquimalt and neighbouring communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with planning for an urgent and primary care centre.

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