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The TellHER2 story gallery is our growing collection of stories submitted by Canadian women touched by HER2+ breast cancer, as well as those of their friends, family and health care providers.
View stories in chronological order, starting with the most recent additions.
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I was one of the lucky ones
Just after my daughter was born in 1975 I discovered a lump and had a radical mastectomy. I was 29. Now it is 2009 and I am 63 and am still going strong. I was one of the lucky ones. No reoccurrence.
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I will be ok
I feel so privileged to have had the herceptin treatment! it is a way to calm myself when I feel anxious about recurrence, I say, " It's ok...I have had herceptin...I will be ok". I have made many changes in my lifestyle but the reason I feel at...
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HER2+ tapped me on the shoulder
Okay HER2+ certainly tapped me on the shoulder. Just after I finished a Master's degree from McMaster University, studying stress and women working in social services, I was soon to be diagnosed with HER2+. HMM not the career change I had imagined,...
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