Welcome to Island Health

On August 1 st, we launched our new public website:


and a new website for medical staff:


Our website was developed in partnership with patients and residents of Vancouver Island and the surrounding regions. It's accessible, mobile friendly and flexible to help us evolve with our communities as we work towards excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

Come visit the new sites and update your bookmarks. This www.viha.ca site will continue to be available for one month so that our staff and partners have time to update their links to the new site. You can still browse the old site but it will no longer be updated.


Common Breast Health Concerns

Benign Breast Conditions

The following downloadable PDF files contain information on common benign (not cancerous) breast conditions. The information contained in them is meant to build on information you have obtained from your healthcare providers and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice.

Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia (PDF)
Breast Calcifications (PDF)
Breast Pain (PDF)
Fibroadenoma (PDF)
Fibrocystic Breast Condition (PDF)
Fluid-filled Cysts (PDF)
Nipple Discharge (PDF)

Any change in your breast(s) should be reported to your physician promptly. Learn what you can do if you are experiencing a breast health concern.