For High-Risk Women
Women can be at an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer due to their family health history or a genetic mutation. Pink Hope has developed resources to assist with each stage of the high risk journey.
Family Cancer Clinics
Find information on the role and location Family Cancer Clinics throughout Australia.
Glossary of Terms
Pink Hope has compiled a hereditary breast and ovarian cancer glossary of terms.
Pink Hope has produced several education videos to provide you with information from health care professionals. We hope you find the videos helpful.
Health and Wellbeing
This section focusses on health issues relevant to the hereditary cancer community. Blog posts contain information on topics such as nutrition during chemotherapy and after surgery, cancer risk related to body weight and dietary fats as well as information on cancer prevention lifestyle strategies.
Reducing risk includes screening, risk reducing medication and risk reducing surgery. Below you will find some resources to help you navigate your options.
Screening, Risk Factors and Symptoms
At Pink Hope we want all women to be aware of the symptoms of breast and ovarian cancer. We also encourage every woman to be proactive and vigilant with their breast and ovarian health.
Surgery and Recovery
We have created unique resources for you while you navigate your surgery and recovery
- Mastectomy Before Surgery
- Mastectomy After Surgery
- Oophorectomy Before Surgery
- Oophorectomy After Surgery
- What to Pack for Hospital
- Breast Care Nurse Advice
- Personal Story
- Video – Preventative Mastectomies and Reconstruction
- Blog – The Choice is Never Easy
- Blog – Emotional Preparation
- Blog – How do I Look and Feel?
- Blog – Oophorectomy Surgery
- Blog – Breast Care Nurses Lighten the Load
Genetic Testing is an option for some families to test for gene mutations which are associated with an increased risk of breast, ovarian and other cancers. We have created tailored information for you and your family below
Sharing Cancer Risk with Family
Being a parent you always want to put your family and children first. These tips and resources will help you navigate your journey.
Family History Risk
Kiss & Tell is Pink Hope’s program that encourages women and their families to investigate their health history, so you can identify any health patterns. Below are the tools that can start the conversation and help you record your health history.
The Jewish community
One in 40 people of Ashkenazi jewish decent carry a gene mutation that increases their lifetime risk of breast, ovarian and other cancers. Pink Hope and USA charity Sharsheret have created a unique resource for the Jewish Community
Personal Stories and Expert Q&A
Pink Hope has complied a booklet of personal stories and expert questions and answers to share with you other women’s high risk journeys and advice from medical and scientific experts.