News & Stories

  • 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 […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 15 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    When it comes to routine breast screening, it’s without a doubt an essential step to ensure you’re in control when it comes to your health! However, we believe that not all screening is equal and the screening option that’s best for you is determined by several personal factors. Recommendation on the type and frequency depend […]
  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 10 May 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name Is Vivienne Lynn and at age 27 I was diagnosed with DCIS stage 0 breast cancer. I see my diagnosis as a miracle from God. In October 2017, I woke up with a very angry and sore boob. I went to my hometown ER and after a full day of ultrasounds and tests, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 23 Apr 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Brodie and this is my story. First of all, I truly consider myself extremely lucky even though I carry the BRCA 1 gene mutation. I’m 22, I’ve recently completed a Bachelor of Paramedicine and Nursing and I’m about to commence my graduate year! My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer at the […]
  • 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 […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Apr 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Liana, I am 29 years old & I was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer last July whilst pregnant. Before my diagnosis I was fit and healthy. I had run marathons and I ate a healthy, mostly organic diet. I am not a carrier of the genetic gene for this disease and […]
  • Personal Stories 04 Apr 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Ta Ta to the Tatas! My name is Tess, and this is my story. In April 2016 I got tested for the BRCA 1 gene – shortly after that, I found out that I carry the BRCA 1 gene. Finding out this result at the mere age of 26 was not ideal, nor part of […]
  • Personal Stories 22 Mar 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Nat, and this is my story. I’m a mum of five amazing boys, a wife, and a Primary School teacher and as of last week- I’m officially cancer free. The past year has been a crazy journey full of twists and turns, but despite this bump in the road, my family has […]
  • 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 […]

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