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  • Health and Wellbeing 15 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    When it comes to routine breast screening, it’s without a doubt an essential step to ensure you’re in control when it comes to your health! However, we believe that not all screening is equal and the screening option that’s best for you is determined by several personal factors. Recommendation on the type and frequency depend […]
  • 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 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 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 29 Sep 2014 by Krystal Barter
    Carolyn McAnlis, Dietitian and Pink Hope Ambassador discusses post surgery nutrition in this blog post. If you’ve made the decision to undergo surgery in order to reduce cancer risk, or due to a cancer diagnosis, it’s important to think about preparing your body for surgery and recovery. In the weeks leading up to surgery, if your […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 18 Sep 2014 by Krystal Barter
    Carolyn McAnlis, Dietitian and Pink Hope Ambassador discusses nutrition during chemotherapy. Undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for cancer treatment is undeniably hard on the body, but by taking care of your body as best as possible during treatment, there are ways to make it a little bit easier. By eating foods that provide maximum nutritional benefits, and […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 18 Sep 2014 by Krystal Barter
     Carolyn McAnlis, Dietitian and Pink Hope Ambassador discusses sugar and cancer. Sugar is getting a lot of attention in the media lately, but it’s certainly not a new ingredient. So why has it become a hot topic? There are a few reasons why many foods have become sugar-laden products, and this is assumed to be […]

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