News & Stories

  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 17 Jan 2018 by Krystal Barter
    As science evolves, so does our understanding of risk and prevention. It is estimated that over 600,000 Australian women are at moderate to high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. For these individuals, it is imperative we exist and work hard so we can empower them with lifesaving information. We can only do this by actively engaging, […]
  • Personal Stories 19 Dec 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Krystal and this is my story. I’m 27 years old and a stay at home Mum of three kids under four. My mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 27 but over the years became more serious and sadly lost her battle at the age of 36. Her mother […]
  • Personal Stories 19 Dec 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Katie. This is my story. On the 10th May 2017 I walked out of the Day Oncology ward at Cabrini Malvern having completed 18 rounds of chemo, almost a year to the day that I received a phone call that would change my life forever. My journey is not yet over, I’m […]
  • News 27 Nov 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Melanie´s Story As a child I grew up with stories of our strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer, mum was convinced that one day she would be next, it was just the expected norm in our family. Mum was right she did get breast cancer and then 10 years later ovarian cancer, it […]
  • News 27 Nov 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Julie´s Story One Family. One Gene. One Conversation. Over my life there was always one thing missing. My grandmother. Dads mum. A beautiful soul taken away way too young as a result of Breast Cancer. In 2015 my dad was diagnosed with an agressive form of prostate cancer after a routine health screen with his […]
  • News 27 Nov 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Rachelle’s Story During the Christmas of 2015, Rachelle’s father informed her and her siblings that he had tested positive to the BRCA2 mutation that had been discovered within his family. Soon after receiving the news, Rachelle was prepared to also undergo the genetic testing as she was already participating in “high risk” screening consisting of […]
  • News 27 Nov 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Renee´s Story Renee has known for 14 years that she carries the BRCA2 gene, inherited through her Dad’s side of the family. Four confirmed cases of breast cancer in two generations with her grandmother passing away at the age of 55. With the incredible support from her family she started her risk reducing surgery in June […]
  • 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 […]


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