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

Lisa

I Live Life Now… Lying on the ultrasound table I intrinsically understood this was the beginning of a rabbit hole, unsure of what that meant at the time. My first thought was I have no regrets in life. None. I have always lived life fully and with purpose. Not something many people can confidently say.…

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Kristin

My breast cancer story begins much earlier than my own personal diagnosis. At the age of 36, my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, and after a gruelling three year battle, sadly passed away at age 39. I was only 9 years old. I was always told by family and friends to stay…

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Arianne

I am a mother, wife, daughter, and friend. I love the outdoors and have an active lifestyle. Some of my favourite things to do are hiking, skiing, paddle boarding, roller skating, and playing basketball with my son. I have worked for TELUS for over 15 years and joined TELUS Health in 2018 after my father…

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Carolyn

In early July, 2021, I was 43 years-old with a 13 year-old son. I had a boyfriend of two years, a vacation to Lake Superior Provincial Park planned for later that summer, and I was in the final stages of the hiring process for a job I really wanted.After a shower one night, I found…

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Heather

At the age of 40, I was doing a regular breast exam. I felt a lump in my left breast. Because I am a Registered Nurse, I work closely with physicians who are also friends. I asked one to feel the lump and she said she wasn’t worried but we should have it imaged. I…

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Terri Lynn

This is my story…My mother was diagnosed at 60 with breast cancer, she had to have a lumpectomy and radiation. As soon as I heard the news, I went straight to my family doctor. I asked if I could have a mammogram because my mother was just diagnosed, and I had heard all about early…

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Karen

I started having regular mammograms at the age of 47 because my mother had breast cancer at 57. All the mammograms were clear as read by the radiologist. My most recent one was April 27, 2022 and it also was clear. Two weeks later, I noticed my breast was very misshapen. I saw my nurse…

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In Memory of Sharon Olson

Presented to Saskatchewan government April 4, 2023 by Sharon’s sister Marjorie Olson. Sharon Olson was born May 10, 1962 and died August 5, 2022. She was Lois and Roland Olson’s daughter, sister to three brothers and three sisters. When Sharon found a lump in her armpit in 2017, her doctor sent her for a mammogram…

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Anne

Hello, My name is Anne Zakem. I was one of the 20,000+ Islanders without a doctor, until I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My mammogram screening in March 2021 stated no indication of breast cancer, no detection of any abnormality suggestive of breast cancer. There was a note at the bottom of the report that…

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