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  • Personal Stories 04 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Renee. This is my story. I’m 45 years old. I am married, with 3 daughters aged 7, 15 and 18. My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1977. She had no input into her treatment at the time, and was given a radical mastectomy and trial chemo, this made her very […]
  • Personal Stories 04 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Sarah and this is my story. I am 30 years old, I live in Hobart with my lovely husband and work as a Paramedic. In May 2016, just after my 30th birthday, I underwent a prophylactic breast mastectomy to remove my healthy breasts and reduce my risk of developing breast cancer. My […]
  • News 03 Jul 2017 by Krystal Barter
    I was diagnosed with breast cancer on December 12, 2013. The day before my 48th birthday. From that moment on, I had to tell my family and my dear friends that I had breast cancer. My whole world changed and was disrupted by something I had no control over. By trade, I work as an […]
  • Personal Stories 02 Jun 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Mary and this is my story. I’ve always been an optimistic and positive person but the last five years of my life have been challenging to say the least. My breast cancer diagnosis was just the rotten cherry on top of my already disintegrating cake. Domestic violence, divorce, loss of job, becoming […]
  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 26 Apr 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Tenille and this is my story. The threat of breast cancer hangs heavy on my shoulders. Each female on my maternal side of the family has received the diagnosis. Two were just 45, three had it re-occur in the second breast and all underwent double mastectomies. During this time the ‘threat’ was […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Nov 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Jen and this is my story. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 50 and I was 20. It was scary at the time. We knew people who had died of cancer, so we wondered if she’d be ok. But after her treatment she made a full recovery. We […]
  • Personal Stories 08 Nov 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Danielle and this is my story. I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Grade 2 breast cancer last year, I was 26 years old. I had no family history of any cancer in the family at all. We were shocked and puzzled. I then had a lumpectomy, I was sped through IVF and […]
  • Personal Stories 14 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Hannah and this is my story. My family history on my Dads side is riddled with young breast and ovarian cancer. Because of this, they discovered my family had the BRCA1 gene back in the 1990s. I remember my father being tested for the gene when I was in my teens and […]
  • Personal Stories 12 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Elisha and this is my story. I am a wife and a mother to two beautiful girls. I lost my gorgeous mum when she was only 58 to ovarian cancer which metastasised to her brain. She was diagnosed in 2007 not long after she was given the all clear from her 2005 […]
  • Personal Stories 10 Oct 2016 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Michelle and this is my story. About three years ago I found out that I carry the BRCA1 gene mutation. I never imagined that this little bit of information would change my world so dramatically. An Aunt that I had not been in contact with for about 10 years rang me out […]

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