Motorcycle enthusiast promotes Pap tests
Grimsby resident Kristen Selway feels like cancer surrounds her. And with good reason. Her father died from prostate cancer, her grandfather passed away from stomach cancer and her aunt from breast cancer. Her mother is a gynecological cancer survivor.
“I feel like cancer is everywhere, but I’m not afraid of it,” said Kristen, 42. Her family’s experiences encourage her to make healthy lifestyle choices including participating in cancer screening for prevention and early detection.
Screening finds cervical cancer early
When Donna Johnson of Ohsweken visited her family doctor in October of 2012, she had no inkling that her life was at a crossroads.
“It was just a routine checkup,” recalls Donna. Her doctor became concerned after seeing the results of a Pap smear, so she sent Donna for additional testing at the local hospital in Brantford. Donna was then referred to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre, where she was put into the care of Dr. John Mazurka.