Carolyn’s Story

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…

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Karen’s Story

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,…

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Sherry’s Story

My name is Sherry Wilcox. I am 45 years old and I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year at the age of 44. I recall asking about a mammogram when I turned 40 and…

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Heather’s Story

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.…

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Krista’s Story

Krista wants other women to know the importance of being screened in the 40s. When I found a lump in my breast one evening before going to bed, it knocked me to my knees. My…

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Deb’s Story

A routine mammogram allowed Deb’s cancer to be detected early. Now she is advocating so that all women are informed about the benefits of mammograms. In January of 2021, I received a phone call that…

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Jeannine’s Story

Diagnosed at age 36, Jeannine wants all women to know their density and that cancer doesn’t discriminate. I was 32 when my hand brushed up against my right breast; a lump. I couldn’t stop touching…

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Katharina’s Story

Only 25 when her cancer was found, Katharina wants women to know no one is too young for breast cancer. We should probably start at the beginning: It was December 2019 when I felt the…

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Jennifer Story

Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer’s doctor recommended a mammogram when she turned 40, thereby allowing for a stage 1 cancer to be detected. On January 31, 2019, I heard my doctor say, “you have breast cancer”. Say what? My…

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Joycelyn Story

Joycelyn’s Story

A routine mammogram led to the finding of an early-stage cancer, preventing her from needing a mastectomy and chemotherapy. On June 10th, 2021, I went in for my routine mammogram. First thing in the morning…

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Erin Story

Erin’s Story

Erin, approaching 40, asked her GP about screening and even thought she lived in PEI, a province where women can self-refer at 40, her GP did not recommend it. Right after her 40th birthday her…

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Hannah Story

Hannah’s Story

Hannah had symptoms of breast cancer but stopped asking for imaging because she was continuously dismissed. I was 27 years old, studying abroad in Hong Kong, and living on campus. My alma mater was back…

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