My Story

 

Clare

I was checking myself in the shower one morning when I found a hard,
pea-sized lump in my right breast.  I thought it was probably nothing to worry about, but knew I had to get it checked out straightaway. Read more…


Terry-Lynn

While in the shower, I found a lump in my breast.…  I was referred to an oncological surgeon for my biopsy.  He told me that the lump didn’’t show up on my two-week-old mammogram! Read more…


Virginia Collicott

I had found a lump above my breast about the size of a quarter.  It just appeared from nowhere and I found it while showering. Read more…


Missy

After years of breast self-exams, Missy knew the hard lump she found in her right breast was not one of the typical benign fibrocystic nodules she had felt before. A mammogram showed denser tissue around this hard lump, but Missy’s doctor did not recommend a biopsy, only periodic checkups and continued breast self-exams to watch for changes. Read more…


Christina Swing

One morning after getting out of the shower I was applying lotion and
my hand felt something hard on the side of my left breast.  It felt more like a huge bug bite than anything else. Read more…


Mary

I first found a lump in the Spring of 1996 on the outer edge of my right breast.  It did NOT show up on the mammogram or the sonogram, but was palpable.  My doctors and I believed it was fibrocystic tissue and were not too worried, but a biopsy was scheduled. I opted to have the lump removed instead of a needle biopsy, because it was also tender. Read more…


Susanah

Neither my doctor, the surgeon I consulted when calcifications showed up on my yearly mammogram, nor myself, could ever feel a lump in my breast. I was reassured, by both the doctors and the reading that I did, that these very small points on my x-ray were not likely to be cancer.  A biopsy proved otherwise and subsequent surgery in July 1996 found an area of multiple tumors with some node involvement already taking place. Read more…


Christine Druther

I had always done breast self-exams… Then I found something different in my left breast.  I went to the doctor but he didn’t feel anything. I went for a mammogram anyway. The lump was visible in the mammogram.  Read more…


Ebbie Cabrera

After discovering a lump in her upper left breast during a regular morning shower, Staff Sgt. Ebbie Cabrera had a biopsy performed and was in disbelief
with the news she got from her doctor. Read more…


Mary Lou Blasko

The thing is that without the mammogram this would have gone undetected for who knows how long. You couldn’t feel it.  Read more…


Laney Cummings

I noticed my right nipple was itching a lot and I put it down to something that happens when you’re menopausal and didn’t think it was anything bad, just an itchy nipple.  Read more…


Sherry Huzar

...I began to notice a change in the architecture of my left breast but I wasn’t really worried because in the past all of my mammograms and ultrasounds were clear. Read more…


Elaine Dunlap

My gynecologist felt no lump, in June, at my annual check up. I felt no lump. But low and behold, there was a mass.  Read more…


Debra D’Souza

My family doctor performed my annual physical and found a small lump of approximately 2 centimeters in the lower portion of my left breast. Read more…


Richelle Foulk

…my kids were excited to see me and my son elbowed me in the right breast really hard. Hard enough it brought tears to my eyes. I thought I just had a very deep bruise.  Read more…