How To Navigate Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
2 days ago - By Health & Lifestyle
(Paper art by Ali Harrison of Light + Paper)
In 2018, 47-year-old Adriana Ermter found a lump in her armpit. Her doctor referred her for a mammogram, but the clinic said it was likely just a calcification in her breast tissue. After months of requests for additional screening, the Toronto resident received a second mammogram, an ultrasound, an MRI and a biopsy. The biopsy confirmed the lump was cancer. “If I hadn't advocated for myself, under the guidelines I wouldn't have had regular mammograms until I was 50,” Ermter says. “Who knows what stage of breast cancer I would have progressed...
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