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  • Personal Stories 01 Jun 2019 by Krystal Barter
    It was a hot October’s day in Sydney. I was at home getting ready for an event and as usual I was running late. It was on this day that I found myself in the bathroom, fumbling away at some Hollywood tape, trying to hold my boobs in place that I felt a lump. Who […]
  • Personal Stories 29 May 2019 by Krystal Barter
    I was in my early 20’s when our family was notified by the Clinical Genetic Research people that they had traced a genetic mutation back to my family. It was called HNPCC and it leads to an increased risk of Bowel Cancer. After Dad tested positive, I went in for my testing and I’ll never […]
  • Personal Stories 29 May 2019 by Krystal Barter
    In the real world, most 18 year old’s spend their time focusing on things like high school exams, going out with friends, finally being able to drink. For me, 18 was the time when blood tests confirmed I carried a strong BRCA2 gene, and instead, I was starting the process of deciding to have my […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Apr 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Jessica and this is my story. Triple negative breast cancer and me. When I was about 14 years old I found out that my paternal grandmother had passed away from breast cancer at 34 years of age. My dad was only 5 years old at the time. It was something that was […]
  • Personal Stories 22 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Kathryn, and this is my story. In 2013, I decided to take a genetic test after I discovered my mum carried the BRCA2 gene mutation. I already had a feeling that I was a BRCA2 mutation carrier and decided before I took the test, if I was positive, I would remove my […]
  • Personal Stories 14 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Jaimee and this is my story. I am 26 and in 2018, about a year ago now, I found out about the BRCA1 gene mutation. I also learnt that I had the potential to be a carrier. Growing up I was aware of my families strong history of cancer. My auntie died […]
  • Personal Stories 07 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Gemma and this is my story. I’m 29 now and in 2014 I lost my mum to triple negative breast cancer. She only lived 18 months after diagnosis and passed away on her 54th birthday when I was 24. A month or so after she passed away, I spoke to my GP […]
  • Personal Stories 06 Mar 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Pam and this is my story. It was 1988 and as I lay in bed one night I felt an itch on my right breast which, upon later investigation, turned out to be a hard lump. I was 36 at the time and I knew straight away that I had to have […]
  • Personal Stories 26 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Karen and this is my family story.  When my mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer I felt the world drop from beneath me. The shock is something I will never forget. I always had a deep fear of ovarian cancer as I had heard it was a silent killer with very few […]
  • Personal Stories 15 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Kate and this is my story. Not long ago, I found myself sitting in a park next to my partner, on the verge of tears. I decided to laugh out loud instead. “Who would have thought, one year ago, that this would be my life today?” I said to him. It’s been […]
  • Personal Stories 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Andrew and this is my story.  This may be one of the first personal stories from a man, which is not surprising because Pink Hope is concerned with breast cancer which is rare in men, although I did have an uncle who contracted it. As far as I know, I don’t have […]
  • Personal Stories 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Danielle and this is my story. At the age of 26 I felt a lump in my right breast. I knew straight away that it didn’t feel right. I booked an appointment to see my doctor and after a number of tests I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had to have […]

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