Tell us about your breast cancer story and please also tell us what you would like women WITHOUT breast cancer to know.

You can also choose to e-mail us your story at info@densebreastscanada.ca. Photos are welcome. Thank you for sharing your story and helping to inform other women.

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Stories

Cheryl

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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Cheryl

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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Shannon

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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Shira

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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Alicia

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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Gaynor

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

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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Lori-Anne

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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Reen-Ann

It was March 17th 2019, St Patrick’s Day–a beautiful Sunday almost spring morning in the city. My husband Robert was away at a family funeral in Jamaica. It was going to be a day just for me. As I slumbered in the morning sun, thinking about how I would spend my day I decided to…

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