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I met a friend at a local farm market on September 4th, 2013. She was out socially for the first-time post-mastectomy. The next morning, I was in the shower and remembered how diligent I used to be with self-examination, but since menopause I had been relying on mammograms every two years. As I ran my…

Read More about Cathy


I would very much like to stress the importance of women being proactive with their health, especially when it comes to their breasts. Mammograms are important, but they don’t catch everything, especially if you have dense breasts. I was diagnosed at age 52 with stage 3A DCIS breast cancer. I had dense breasts and was…

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I went for my regularly scheduled mammogram in April of 2014. The notice I received for my appointment for my mammogram stated that I was to be screened annually because I had dense breast tissue. This was the first time I had heard that term. When I had my mammogram in Regina, I told the…

Read More about Tannis


I am 49 years old. I’ve been having annual mammograms since 40. I was always told that my breast tissue was very dense, but I had no idea of the implication, or how this might affect me and the chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer. I had felt a lump in my right breast…

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Sept. 2015: I had a routine Mammogram in Vancouver, BC. Having fibrous breasts, I generally got checked every 2 years. Oct.  2015: The mammogram report said “all clear” – see you in 2 years. Nov. 2015:  During a routine physical exam, my general practitioner detected a small lump in my right breast. He ordered an…

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In April 2013, I discovered a very small, pea-like lump on my left breast in the shower. I wasn’t too alarmed as most of these small lumps could be benign cysts.  However, I knew I wanted to check it out with my family doctor. My family doctor wasn’t concerned at all, but decided I should…

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In May 2015, I had a regularly scheduled mammogram, with normal results. I got my letter in the mail and all was fine. Seven months later, at Christmas time, I was taking a shower and felt a lump.  I thought it was a cyst, as I had cysts decades prior and plus it was only…

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My story really consists of 2 problems that got missed using mammogram and ultrasound. In November 2012, I found a lump in my right breast. I was sent for a mammogram and ultrasound. I was told I had cysts and there was nothing to be concerned about. On November 26th, 2014 I went for my…

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My name is Lorraine and I am from beautiful British Columbia, Canada.  I became a Canadian citizen in 1998, but was born in South Africa. I had my first ‘lump’ in my left breast, two years after the birth of my first child, while still living in South Africa way back in 1981. I remember…

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