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  • In the Media 15 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    InforMD members Jennifer Stone, Gerda Evans and Wendy Ingman were invited to participate in a debate at the biennial BreastScreen Australia conference in Adelaide 19th-21th April 2018. The topic was “Breast density – Should we tell the women?” The audience voted yes or no on the question before & after the debate. Both teams argued […]
  • News 11 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Tess´s Story I’m originally from Vancouver, Canada but I live in Melbourne permanently. I found out that I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation when I was the age of 26. Both my mum, and grandmother on her side of the family had breast cancer. I decided only a short time after I found out my […]
  • News 07 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Hey babes! Can you believe we’ve already completed the first quarter of the year!?- Well, neither can we! At HQ, we’re extremely busy putting together new and exciting things for the remainder of 2018 (and beyond!) Here’s a glimpse of some things we’re working on- and some options for you to get involved with our lifesaving […]
  • News 01 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Today Pink Hope welcomes the Federal Government’s funding commitment and support for 3D breast imaging and calls for Australian women to be given more information and choice about their options when undergoing breast cancer screening. Pink Hope is responding to media reports that next week’s Federal Budget will include funding for a Medicare (MBS) item […]
  • News 20 Apr 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Sarah´s Story I carry a genetic mutation on my BRCA1 gene that puts me at a high risk of a number of cancers that are traditionally aggressive, difficult to treat or detect. Breast and ovarian cancers are two of the more well-known of these. I first heard about the likelihood of a genetic component to […]
  • News 21 Mar 2018 by Krystal Barter
    I have no boobs. Well, I do but just not the ones I was born with. Why? Because I chose to the have them removed (yes, just like Angelina Jolie). I am now ready to take on my next life challenge. Here is my story…. My grandmother died of Breast Cancer at the age of […]
  • In the Media 15 Mar 2018 by Krystal Barter
    There is growing evidence for breast density measurement to be incorporated into the national free screening program for breast cancer in Australia. Breast density is considered to be one of the strongest predictors of breast cancer risk – possibly even a greater risk factor than carrying the BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutation, which is commonly associated with […]
  • News 07 Mar 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Nicole´s Story When I was 24 years old a distant cousin contacted my family to say that at just 30, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and carried both the BRCA1 and BRCA2 cancer genes. Considering that my grandmother had died at 52 from ovarian cancer, my mother went and immediately had the test. She […]
  • News 09 Feb 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Carol´s Story My sister and I had genetic testing together in September 2016, after our cousin received the first diagnosis of familial breast cancer in our large family. We both tested positive for the BRCA2 gene, and just a month later my sister was found to have early-stage breast cancer at her breast screening. The […]
  • News 06 Feb 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Michelle´s Story I have no idea if anyone really wants to know or can relate to my story but here it is anyway. September 2015 my older (18months) sister came home early from an around Australia family trip and told my mum and I that she has cancer. At that stage, the doctors had found the […]
  • News 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, […]
  • 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 […]

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