Thus began my journey

Robert Santos

A second surgery removed the rest of the tumour, more breast tissue and all 13 of my lymph nodes on that side of my body. The row of stitches on the left side of my body was so tight that I couldn’t lift my arm. The procedure was considered successful,..Read More

Listening to my body

Robert Santos

The following spring, the lump had become so painful that I insisted upon its removal. A few days after the surgery I drove myself to the hospital to have the stitches removed. That’s when my surgeon regretfully told me that they didn’t get the entire tumour and another surgery was..Read More

When you first get the news…

Robert Santos

I was a 19-year-old business administration student at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus when I discovered a hard, pea-sized lump just under the surface of my left breast. I thought nothing of it until an ultrasound revealed a nodule about the size of a dime. Several doctors assured me..Read More