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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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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