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  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • News 18 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Corinne. This is my story.  It is an honour to be part of the #BPLD campaign and promoting the importance of understanding and knowing your risk has become part of my daily life and conversations.   I never met my paternal grandmother, but I knew she died of Breast Cancer at 40 […]
  • 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 […]
  • News 08 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope’s Member of the Month program recognises a member of the Pink Hope community who supports and inspires other increased risk women and represents the mission of Pink Hope.  Christine’s Member of the Month Pink Hope is so proud to recognise Christine as member of the month. Christine has attended events and fundraisers, supported […]
  • News 04 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    I always thought I was good with checking my breasts; I routinely did it. A few years ago, on November 28, 2013, my mother called to let me know that she had found on lump on her breast and, with that finding, she made my sister and I promise her that we would check ours […]
  • News 04 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Pink Hope’s CEO, Krystal Barter, shares her experience attending an international conference on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer in the UK. I was lucky enough to be invited by Astra Zeneca to to be apart of a global advisory board with game changers from all across the world. The panel was focusing on hereditary breast […]
  • Medical 03 Aug 2017 by Krystal Barter
    If the colder weather has you thinking non-stop about food, why not focus on the seasonal foods that are actually good for you, instead of reaching for unhealthy choices? Below, Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella talks about her tips and winter-food winners, explaining how they can help you through the colder months and how to […]
  • Medical 26 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
      When you’re in the depths of worry or anxiety, it can be hard to focus on anything but your racing thoughts. You can feel stuck inside your head, inside a situation that won’t let up … on a loop with no end in sight. So how do you break the cycle of worrying thoughts? […]
  • News 24 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    When I first learnt I had cancer in 2009, I couldn’t help but look up at the sky and ask the universe “Seriously… what’s next”? Back then, I was caring for my daughter, who lives with Locked-in Syndrome, a condition of complete paralysis, and I was focused on her recovery at the time of my […]
  • News 11 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    I had a double mastectomy, but I have never had breast cancer. In November 2015, my twin sister was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. This experience was all too familiar to me, as both my mother and grandmother had breast cancer too. As I watched my sister go through breast cancer and a double […]
  • News 10 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    To understand my dating journey after breast cancer, you need to understand my back story. In 2008, my 21-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Locked-in Syndrome; a condition of complete body paralysis. Given this, I was occupied full-time with her prognosis and wasn’t really concerned the first time I found a new lump on my breast. […]

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