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Women's Stories

Sara

Breast cancer was always something that hung over my head as my grandmother passed away from the disease in her 50s in the 1990's. Despite this, my doctor did not...
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Ellen

My breast tissue was very dense, and I also had breast lumps come and go throughout my life. At the age of 54, I again noticed a lump. But it...
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Nicki

When I turned 40, I went to my GP and asked to be referred for a mammogram. Even though the recommended age for mammograms in Ontario is 50, I felt...
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Andrea

It started off as a hunch. It came from anecdotal evidence….talking to friends, speaking with fellow breast cancer survivors. As a peer supporter for Breast Cancer Action Ottawa, I hear...
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Cynthia

I am a one and half year survivor of breast cancer, with no family history of the disease. For years after my annual mammogram, I received a letter from my...
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Anne

I was diagnosed with bilateral lobular breast cancer in May 2019, but my story starts long before that. I can’t turn back time, but I hope that my story will...
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Catherine

My story began at the age of 24; I found what I thought was a lump in my right breast. I thought it was going to be nothing serious, especially...
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Sharon

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...
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Mi-Jung

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...
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