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Mon histoire a commencé à l'âge de 24 ans : j'ai découvert ce que je pensais être une grosseur dans mon sein droit. Je pensais que ce n'était pas grave, d'autant plus que j'ai fait ce que nous faisons tous dans un moment de panique : j'ai cherché sur Google ce que cela pouvait être. Je ne me sentais pas trop inquiète et...

Suite about Catherine


In 2013, I figured out I had dense breasts, but didn?t understand what that meant. Every time I went for a mammogram, they were always suspicious of a spot on the lower inside quadrant of my right breast. They couldn?t see it very well, so they always did another scan. Somehow I understood that mammograms…

Suite about Sharon


I didn?t want to tell our sons because I knew I would start crying and that would scare them. But I could see the fear in their eyes anyway when my husband calmly explained that their mom had breast cancer.They were 13 and 15. In 2013, after I discovered a lump in my left breast,…

Suite about Mi-Jung


Every time I think about the destiny that was planned for me by a healthcare system I trusted, the words of an Ed Sheeran song play in my head, ?Memories of a life that?s been loved?but mum, there?s a tear every time that I blink?oh, I?m in pieces, it?s tearing me up, but I know…

Suite about Trisha


Looking back now, I credit the Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, New Brunswick for helping me find my breast cancer. I was attending a conference at the hotel and gearing up for a busy day when I hopped in the shower. The hotel showers do not have those puffs that I use at home to…

Suite about Kathy


I was diagnosed in early July 2017.  I was 51 years old, a police officer, wife and busy mother of a 15-year-old daughter.  I didn?t have time for cancer.  6 months earlier I had some calcifications detected in my left breast by mammogram.  They were biopsied, and I was assured they weren?t cancer but rather…

Suite about Cinda


J'ai passé ma première mammographie à l'âge de 40 ans. Je n'avais pas d'antécédents familiaux de cancer du sein, j'étais jeune et en bonne santé, et lorsque les résultats se sont révélés normaux, j'ai été soulagée et je suis passée à autre chose. Quelques mois plus tard, j'ai senti une petite grosseur dans mon sein droit. Je ne me suis pas trop inquiétée, j'avais...

Suite about Annie


I first learned that I had dense breasts in 1999. I was just 36 years old and I found a lump in my right breast. After my first-ever mammogram, I was told it was not cancer, but that I did have dense breasts. Nothing further was said, but I do recall thinking it was kind…

Suite about Ann


I used to walk by a local park with a picturesque section devoted to breast cancer survivors with a feeling of empathy for these women and a sense of relief that I was not part of that group. Being in excellent health with no background of cancer in my family, I assumed that I would…

Suite about Barbara