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  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 29 Jan 2019 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Sophie and I am 32 years old. I’ve been having routine MRI’s since I was found to have BRCA2 at the age of 26. The catalyst for me discovering I had the genetic mutation was my cousin who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36. Further genetic testing revealed that it originated […]
  • Personal Stories 25 Jan 2019 by Krystal Barter
    I suppose hiding somewhere at the back of my mind was always the “when” rather than the “if’’. My overactive mind continuously wrestling with the emotional maybe’s and maybe nots. Each October for the past twenty years, the day of my annual mammogram and ultra sound has had me anxious and emotional but above all […]
  • Personal Stories 22 Nov 2018 by Krystal Barter
    It was September 2014 when my older sister came home early from a family trip and told my Mum and me that she had cancer. At that stage, the doctors had found the secondary lump under her arm but didn’t know where the primary lump was. She was due to have more tests performed that […]

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