My Diagnosis Story

Barbara Johnston

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I noticed puckering an a thickened area on top of my breast. What tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? I had an...

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Mother's Day  - Nothing Happy About It

Lori Leed

Breast Cancer

Mother's Day - Nothing Happy About It

Mother's Day is rough. Losing my mother to breast cancer has left a huge gaping hole in the place of where my heart used to be. I've learned to put one foot in front of the other,...

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Janis Fitzgerald - My Diagnosis Story

Janis Fitzgerald

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? The appearance of my breast began to change. I had 3 normal mammograms before. Looking in the mirror and lifting my arms I saw a change,...

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Peggi Breen - How Breast Cancer Impacted My Role as a Mom

Peggi Breen

Breast Cancer

How Breast Cancer Impacted My Role as a Mom

How has breast cancer affected your role as a mom? Mine was diagnosed in 1980 after my 1st baby was born. I noticed and felt a lump under my left armpit. My dear mom I lost in...

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Breast Cancer Impacted Your Role as a Mom

Shelia McLaughlin

Breast Cancer

How Has Breast Cancer Impacted Your Role as a Mom?

How has breast cancer affected your role as a mom? It has honestly made me respect my 16 year old daughter so much.   She is my rock!Did your children express fears, confusion?...

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Susana Carias: My Diagnosis Story

Susana Carias

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had worked out "too hard" at the gym the previous week.  I thought the small lump under my axilla/top of my left breast was a pulled...

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Ria Di Salvo: My Diagnosis Story

Ria Di Salvo

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? 1st cancer, I had no symptoms! I went in for a yearly Mammogram! They were minute cancer cells. Get checked every year and when you question...

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Hayley Rushen: My Diagnosis Story

Hayley Rushen

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had pain in my ribs mostly on my left side. What tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? I was referred to the breast...

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Kathy Hibbard: My Diagnosis Story

Kathy Hibbard

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Routine mammogram What tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? ultra sound, lumpectomy, BRACA Test, single mastectomy,...

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Susan Forday: My Diagnosis Story

Susan Forday

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Felt like a strained muscle earlier.   Busy so hadn't checked my breasts for weeks. What tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience...

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Carol Anne Byrne: My Diagnosis Story

Carol Anne Byrne

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had no symptoms known to me.   I was 31 & separating from my soul mate & love of my life as, after 16 years, I could no longer...

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Janice Broadbent: My Diagnosis Story

Janice Broadbent

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I was sitting, watching TV and then I rubbed the very top of my breast and discovered a hard lump on my RH side. What tests did your doctor...

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My coping strategies

What do you do when you're feeling upset? Because I refused to take ownership of this cancer, and just said it was a diagnosis, I refused to get upset or allow this diagnosis to...

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My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had no symptoms whatsoever. One day while in the shower I felt something. I ignored it, thinking it was due to my cycle. Checked again...

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Helen Pitt: My Diagnosis Story

Helen Pitt

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had no symptoms. I had no signs. I examined my breasts regularly but my cancer was deep in my breast and I could not feel it. What tests...

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Debbie Palozzo: My Diagnosis Story

Debbie Palozzo

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I had bronchitis that wouldn't quit (otherwise very healthy). What tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? Doctor suggested...

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Holly-Green-Copeland: My Diagnosis Story

Holly Green Copeland

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? Changes in skin, lump in tissueWhat tests did your doctor do, and what was this experience like? Mammogram, and ultrasound initially, then...

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Denise Tolbert: My Diagnosis Story

Denise Tolbert

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? After a morning shower in August 2016, as I was drying off, I felt a lump. I wasn't too worried because I'd had a clear mammogram in April...

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Dorothy Mitchell: My Diagnosis Story

Dorothy Mitchell

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? No symptoms. They were discovered on a mammogram (dcis) 10 years ago, I had a lumpectomy, then last year on a pet scan for melanoma. What...

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Chantal Young: My Diagnosis Story

Chantal Young

Breast Cancer

My Diagnosis Story

What symptoms led up to your diagnosis? I am 53, single, no children. No history of breast cancer in my family. I don't drink or smoke. I am a bit over weight and at the time...

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