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  • Health and Wellbeing 12 Oct 2017 by Krystal Barter
    SYDNEY, 12 OCTOBER 2017 – Pink Hope has today welcomed the decision by Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) to provide free BRCA gene testing for families at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  A move Pink Hope has long-advocated for. Until now, Aussies at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer – because of their […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 29 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope Outreach Ambassadors Kathryn and Christine share their reasons for researching their family trees and the importance of this information in relation to their own genetic health and the health of other family members. There is a saying that a family is like a tree – it branches off in different directions but shares […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 21 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Know Your Risk is an online questionnaire that helps women assess their personal risk for developing breast or ovarian cancer. Previously, the tool used a woman’s family history to assess her risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. We have now updated the tool to include other factors that can strongly impact risk of these […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 17 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Our digestive systems are the unsung workaholics of our bodies, toiling around the clock to break down and absorb nutrients from the food and fluids we consume. Within this ongoing cycle, our large intestine – often referred to as our gut – is the office hero. Though perhaps we should say office heroes, because it […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 09 May 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Mother’s Day can be one of mixed emotions, excitement from the children, who go to lots of trouble to make something special to say how much they love you. With the downside is that you don’t have that special person in your life to share this with. With the mass advertising and build up to […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 02 May 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Lindsey’s Mothers Day Message Mother’s Day can be one of mixed emotions, excitement from the children, who go to lots of trouble to make something special to say how much they love you. With the downside is that you don’t have that special person in your life to share this with. With the mass advertising […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 20 Jul 2016 by Krystal Barter
    Carolyn McAnlis, Dietitian and Pink Hope Outreach Ambassador discusses alcohol and breast cancer in this blog post. It has been well established through research studies that heavy alcohol consumption can raise the risk of many types of cancer, especially those in the gastrointestinal tract. But why does that happen, and does it apply to breast cancer […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 03 Jun 2016 by Krystal Barter
    Carolyn McAnlis, Dietitian and Pink Hope Outreach Ambassador discusses smoking and breast cancer in this blog post. It’s well known that smoking cigarettes directly causes lung cancer, and it can also affect our risk of other cancers and a person’s general health. But can it affect the risk of breast cancer? Let’s examine the evidence of […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 11 Feb 2016 by Krystal Barter
    I always suspected that the majority of Australian women who are at increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer do not know. So we conducted a survey of over 1000 Australian women and 2 out of 3 admitted they do not know their risk. Affirming exactly what I believed all along. That women even though they […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 03 Feb 2016 by Krystal Barter
    Researchers at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre are calling for greater caution in genetic testing for familial breast cancer, warning of the potential of ‘false red flags’ being raised. In a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Peter Mac team has demonstrated that some genetic tests for breast cancer may be misinterpreted, potentially […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 01 Feb 2016 by Krystal Barter
    5 Cancer Fighting Foods We are sharing some super simple cancer fighting foods, to empower and inspire you to add into your diet. Garlic – 1-2 cloves per day can help to block the formation of cancer-causing substances and enhance DNA repair. Broccoli – the cruciferous family of vegetables, including Brussel sprouts and cauliflower can neutralise and […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 26 Nov 2015 by Krystal Barter
    When actress Angelina Jolie told the world in 2014 that she carried the BRCA1 gene mutation and subsequently had her breasts preventively removed to lessen her risk of breast cancer, the world listened. The mother-of-six, who is married to fellow Hollywood star Brad Pitt, wrote in the New York Times that doctors had estimated she had […]

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