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  • Medical 26 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Suzy and I am not sure if I am BRCA positive. However I do have a high risk family history spanning three decades and for this reason I was able to qualify for a double preventative mastectomy. I was told in 2001 by a family member that my female aunts who developed […]
  • Medical 26 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
    I was first told I had dense breasts when I was 27 when I was sent for a mammogram and ultra sound by my GP because of a lump I had found in my right breast. This was way before I knew I was a BRCA1 mutation carrier or that a gene mutation was in […]
  • News 26 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
    We ask Shelly Horton some important questions for our “Don’t Be Dense. Be Dense Aware.” How important is this campaign to you? This campaign so close to my heart.  I thought I was fairly well informed when it came to knowing my breast cancer risks but in fact I was completely out of touch.  I […]
  • Personal Stories 25 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
      My name is Melissa and this is my story. I still remember the day in September I got the call at work, it was my mum and the first thing she said to me is “Lissy they think I have breast cancer, I have fainted can you come get me”. My mum was 46 […]
  • Personal Stories 15 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Jessie. This is my story. One word to sum up what a best friend is: SISTERS. My sisters are my soul. The ones who I would cry with, smile with and laugh with till it hurt. We have each others back. Growing up there was always one piece of the puzzle missing […]
  • News 11 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope’s Glimmer of Hope program aims to support the women and families within our at-risk community at a time when they are going through surgery, treatment or caring for a family member. This Glimmer of Hope was made possible with the support of Eat Fit Food. To learn more about Eat Fit Food see […]
  • Personal Stories 08 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Our names are Julie and Michelle and we are sisters and this is our story. In early 2015 we walked through the doors at Peter Mac side by side standing tall with heads held high not knowing what lay ahead. These same doors our Aunty walked through to battle her breast cancer which she fought […]
  • News 01 Sep 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Several members of my family have been diagnosed with cancer including my Dad who passed away from breast cancer at 49 when I was just 12. Two years later my Mum was diagnosed with breast cancer – she is a survivor and currently in her late 70s. As a teenager and young adult I was […]
  • 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 […]
  • News 25 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope’s Glimmer of Hope program aims to support the women and families within our at-risk community at a time when they are going through surgery, treatment or caring for a family member. This Glimmer of Hope was made possible with the support of Eat Fit Food. To learn more about Eat Fit Food see […]
  • News 25 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Rachelle. This is my story. My awareness of being at “high risk” of developing breast cancer came about after presenting to the emergency department of my local public hospital with a severe case of mastitis from struggling to breast-feed my first-born son. As I was being treated, I described the strong history […]
  • News 24 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    So you’ve taken the time to complete the Know Your Risk questionnaire and you have your assessment results. What now? What can you do to best manage your risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer? Appropriate next steps for you will depend on your assessed risk. The tool will include personalised recommendations for next steps […]

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