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  • Health and Wellbeing 08 Sep 2016 by Krystal Barter
    Rare genes increase breast cancer risk- PALB2 and ATM By now everyone has heard of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes and how they can significantly increase a carriers chance of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers…. but you have probably heard little or nothing about PALB2 and ATM, which according to research pose a […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 28 Sep 2014 by Krystal Barter
    Carolyn McAnlis, Dietitian and Pink Hope Ambassador covers dining out in this blog post. One of the hardest parts of maintaining a healthy diet is dining out. While dining out is fun and sociable, it almost guarantees that you’ll eat more calories than you would at home. Fortunately, now most restaurants have healthier options on […]
  • 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 […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 18 Sep 2014 by Krystal Barter
    Carolyn McAnlis, Dietitian and Pink Hope Ambassador discusses antioxidants and their role in preventing cancer. You may have heard about antioxidants before, but what are they exactly? And how can they benefit us? This part gets a bit science-y, but stay with me – these little molecules can help us reduce our risk! As the […]

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