Take Care of the Girls

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Colleen O’Neil was recently involved in a surprise gathering of ladies at a lingerie store in Vancouver to make a video encouraging women to participate mammography screening. The message is – if you’re a woman 50 or over, have a mammogram every 2 years. Here is the full video, which has aired, in part, on…

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Early Mammography Saved Our Lives


By Meribeth Deen – Editor, Bowen Island Undercurrent March 13, 2014 When the BC Cancer agency approached Colleen O’Neil to get her friends together to film a commercial about mammograms, she responded positively, and invited her friends to meet her at Diane’s Lingerie shop in Vancouver. The premise was a party to support women who’d…

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Colleen O’Neil Blindsided by Breast Cancer Diagnosis at Age 53

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Colleen O’Neil says she was blindsided by the diagnosis, at the age of 53, of breast cancer. “There’s no family history, I’ve always been healthy, and I didn’t have any of the risk factors,” said the 61-year-old. Lots of women discover a lump, she notes. But for many, breast cancer – including ductal carcinoma in…

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