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  • News 17 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Kristy´s Story When I was 35 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was an aggressive non hormonal type (Triple Negative). My family has a history of ovarian and prostate cancer and with my diagnosis I qualified to be tested for some genetic mutations and I came back as having a mutation in my BRCA1 […]
  • In the Media 12 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Density is gradually becoming a more prevalent topic in today’s media, and this momentum could lead to life-saving changes for so many women. Here’s how you can help. The Australian Department of Health is considering whether BreastScreen Australia’s Position Statement on Breast Density needs to be changed.    A quick recap (what is density and why […]
  • News 05 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Alright babes, we know your best friend is amazing! She’s the person you want to share life with, vent to, and silently scroll on your phone next to. There are so many ways you can show her you care and that you’re there for her- totally having her back in life and health. Of course, […]
  • News 04 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Brodie´s Story It wasn’t until several family members were diagnosed with cancer and subsequently got tested that we had ever heard of the BRCA gene. I was 18 when I tested positive but the processes of preventative surgery is often a long one. In November of 2017 I had a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy with […]
  • 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 […]


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