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Easter 2021, while living in Brazil, I found a lump in my left breast. It was unlike anything I had felt before, but my breasts had been doing crazy things, I was 15 weeks pregnant. It was the height of the pandemic, and my husband and I had just gotten married a few months earlier.…

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My name is Shira Farber, and I am a resident of Ontario. I am the mother of three, a business owner, a community volunteer, and a proud Canadian citizen. I have spoken on the issue of the need for better national screening guidelines publicly and in the media, advocating both provincially and federally. I was…

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As you read my breast cancer story, you may think I?m just another cancer patient, but I am a mother of two small boys. Jagger Cruz was 4 years old, and Lincoln Harlow was 11 years old when I was diagnosed. These two boys lost their mother?s quality of life for 15 months as I…

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My story isn’t unlike that of so many other women. My first lumpectomy was in 2005 which was thankfully a benign fibroadenoma, but it set the tone for personal awareness (aka worry) about the ?lumps? in my breasts. In 2021, I found another ?lump? by self-exam that didn’t feel like the others. This time I…

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I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in Feb 2022 at the age of 56. I had Stage 2, Grade 2, infiltrating ductal carcinoma. My pathology report showed ER and PR + HER2 -, a 3.4 CM tumor and 2 lymph nodes with isolated tumor cells in them. There was also Lymphovascular invasion. After I got…

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About me: My name is Alicia. I am 40 years old. I?ve been married for 13 years to the most supportive husband. We have three wonderful children, aged 16, 12, and 6. My breast cancer story: In April 2022, I was in the shower and felt a lump in my left breast near my nipple.…

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My name is Gaynor Hart. I?m a wife and mother of two young daughters, now 11 and 13, living in Nova Scotia. I work full time as a corporate clerk in a busy law firm in downtown Dartmouth. I’m writing to the Standing Committee on Health to share my story regarding the breast cancer screening…

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Carolyn was invited to submit her story (below) to the federal government health committee’s study on women’s health. As well, Carolyn just appeared on CBC Radio White Coat, Black Art and spoke so eloquently about her breast cancer experience. She has been through so much and she does not want any one else to have…

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My story begins when I was 53, in the early months of 2018. I noticed that I had lost weight and was concerned because a) I wasn’t trying to lose weight and b) I was post menopausal which makes weight loss challenging. At that point I had lost 10% of my body weight in a…

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