SDNPC is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following provincial recommendations. We know that medical services are a necessary part of remaining safe and healthy. We are offering phone and virtual visits where possible and in-office appointments if needed. We screen everyone who accesses our clinics for COVID-19 and if you screen positive, we will tell you what to do next. We want you to know that that your health is still our priority during this time. Stay safe!

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Breast Health

Breast tissue covers not only the breast but also sits on the chest muscles over the ribs and extends from under the arm to the collarbone.  Breasts are made of glands that produce milk, ducts, fatty tissue, the areolas and nipples and lymph glands.  Women experience changes in the way breast tissue feels depending on age, menopause, menstrual cycles and pregnancy.
 
Breast masses are either malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous).  Some common types of benign conditions include:
 
Fibrocystic disease:  A condition causing pain, cysts and benign breast lumps.  Women age  25 to 50 are most commonly affected. 
The following link has information about fibrocystic breast disease.  http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=245&channel_id=16&relation_id=2258

Fibroadenoma: rubbery, smooth, mobile, painless mass mainly in women under 35 years old. It is the most common type of lump found in teenagers and women in their early 20s

Abscesses and mastitis: infections in breast tissue.  The following link has more information about abscesses and mastitis:  http://chealth.canoe.ca/condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=326

Even though most breast lumps and conditions are not cancer, it is important to see your health care provider to be sure.  There are treatment and preventative measures for benign breast conditions.  If your breast lump is cancerous, treatment can be arranged to quickly start the fight against it.  In the meantime, don’t forget to look for ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer.  The Canadian Cancer Society has a quick Breast Health Quiz that tests our knowledge about breast cancer risk and gives suggestions about screening and simple lifestyle changes that are known to decrease risk.  http://www.cancer.ca/files/ontario/bcam/english/bcam_quiz_q1.html
 
References:

Canadian Cancer Society

e-medicine. Com

C-Health

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Contact Us

Lively Site

623 Main Street
Lively, ON  P3Y 1M9

Actively accepting patients.

Phone: 705-692-1667
Fax: 705-692-0177

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday, October 12th - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Monday – Friday 8:30am - 12:00, 1:00 - 4:30pm
Phone lines open 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Late Clinics

No late clinics until further notice.

Ste. Anne Site

30 Ste Anne Rd., 3rd Floor
Sudbury, ON P3C 5E1

Actively accepting patients.

Phone: 705-671-1661
Fax: 705-671-0177

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday, October 12th - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Monday – Friday 8:30am - 12:00, 1:00 - 4:30pm
Phone lines open 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Late Clinics

No late clinics until further notice.

 

 

Larch Site

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200 Larch Street,
Sudbury, ON P3E 1C5

Actively accepting patients.

Phone: 705-673-3721
Fax: 705-805-3660

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday, October 12th - Thanksgiving Day - Closed

Monday – Friday 8:30am - 12:00, 1:00 - 4:30pm
Phone lines open 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Late Clinics

Not available at this location.

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