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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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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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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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In July 2021, I was diagnosed with triple positive Stage 2B breast cancer with one positive lymph node, at my first ever routine mammogram and ultrasound at age 40. I have a family history, so I was able to start screening at age 40 in Alberta. My surgeon and oncologist were unable to feel the…

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Meet Marilyn. Becoming educated about the risks of dense breasts led to her being proactive and to her earlier diagnosis. Although it’s never a diagnosis one wants to hear, for me, while it seriously concerned me, was not devastating as the cancer was caught early. I have Jennie Dale and a friend Beverly to thank…

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Since I was 40, I had a mammogram each year, which failed to detect any cancer. At 48, I felt a lump, which was determined cancerous by way of ultrasound and confirmed by biopsy. Once again a mammogram was performed, but with “C” density, the cancer was not visible. I was told that, based on…

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When I found a lump in my breast one evening before going to bed, it knocked me to my knees.  My husband had encouraged me to visit our family physician that week because of how unusually tired I was, although I had not recognized the changes in my own body.  As soon as I felt…

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Sometimes during that time of the month I had irritated, burny nipples (which isn’t overly uncommon) but I started noticing that the right nipple stayed irritated longer than the left, and that the skin on my nipple was sometimes flaky. I figured it was just maybe an allergy to something. I went to my family…

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