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  • Personal Stories 17 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Let’s face it- cancer is scary.  Being told that you have cancer, or even a high risk of developing cancer, is overwhelming. It makes you feel like the world is ending and amidst the extreme numbness you feel, there is an urge to run or to hide. However, you can’t run or hide because wherever […]
  • News 17 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Kristy´s Story When I was 35 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, it was an aggressive non hormonal type (Triple Negative). My family has a history of ovarian and prostate cancer and with my diagnosis I qualified to be tested for some genetic mutations and I came back as having a mutation in my BRCA1 […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    How would you feel if only one of you had the BRCA gene? In October 2016 this was the question a genetic counsellor posed to us, sisters Jess, aged 29 and Nicole 27. Our paternal grandmother died of breast cancer at 34 years of age and we knew that both our father and our uncle […]
  • Personal Stories 16 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    For as long as I can remember, cancer has been a subject present in my life. When I was five, my mum was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, and then again when I was fifteen. It was around this time when we were aware that my mum carried the BRCA1 gene. My mum told both my […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 09 Jul 2018 by Krystal Barter
    In recent years, bioidentical hormones have gained popularity as a more ‘natural’ alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for treatment of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and difficulty concentrating. Bioidentical hormones are based on extracts such as yam and soybean, hence their ‘natural’ appeal. However, claims that they are safer and more […]
  • Personal Stories 26 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    They say knowledge is power, ignorance is bliss. Whilst I was always breast aware (knowing my paternal grandmother had passed in her 50’s from BC), I was not aware of the knowledge until recently (after my own diagnosis) of her original BC diagnosis in her 40’s, nor of my aunties diagnosis around the same age. […]
  • Personal Stories 14 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer at 34yrs old. I found this by accident. My car door hit me in the chest about 2 months earlier and I thought nothing of it until I couldn’t lay on my chest and what felt like a bruise and rib pain was a 4cm lump stage […]
  • Personal Stories 13 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Scarlett and this is my story. Last year I had a complex cancerous tumour removed from my ovary – it was the size of a baby at full term (21cm) and I unfortunately lost my ovary – which was a great shock – considering I was 21 at the time.  I really […]
  • Personal Stories 12 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Niki and this is my story. I am 27 years old, and when I was 25, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. November 30th 2016 I was in the shower getting ready for work. My mum always encouraged me to feel my breasts as I was growing up, so I was doing […]
  • In the Media 12 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Density is gradually becoming a more prevalent topic in today’s media, and this momentum could lead to life-saving changes for so many women. Here’s how you can help. The Australian Department of Health is considering whether BreastScreen Australia’s Position Statement on Breast Density needs to be changed.    A quick recap (what is density and why […]
  • News 05 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Alright babes, we know your best friend is amazing! She’s the person you want to share life with, vent to, and silently scroll on your phone next to. There are so many ways you can show her you care and that you’re there for her- totally having her back in life and health. Of course, […]
  • News 04 Jun 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Brodie´s Story It wasn’t until several family members were diagnosed with cancer and subsequently got tested that we had ever heard of the BRCA gene. I was 18 when I tested positive but the processes of preventative surgery is often a long one. In November of 2017 I had a bilateral nipple sparing mastectomy with […]

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