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  • Health and Wellbeing 12 Oct 2017 by Krystal Barter
    SYDNEY, 12 OCTOBER 2017 – Pink Hope has today welcomed the decision by Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) to provide free BRCA gene testing for families at high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.  A move Pink Hope has long-advocated for. Until now, Aussies at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer – because of their […]
  • Personal Stories 14 Feb 2018 by Krystal Barter
    I had a Golden Retriever called Sunny who at the age of 13 started to become quite ill and under his luscious golden coat whist giving him some love I felt a lump….it startled me, it felt horrible and here began my absolute fear of lumps. I was 34, fit, vegan and recently married when […]
  • Personal Stories 09 Feb 2018 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Kristy and this is my story. I have a BRCA1 gene mutation. My paternal grandmother Heather passed away from ovarian cancer in the 80’s when she was just 61 and I always thought it was cervical cancer so I was very proactive at having pap smears and ensuring I would not succumb […]
  • News 09 Feb 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Carol´s Story My sister and I had genetic testing together in September 2016, after our cousin received the first diagnosis of familial breast cancer in our large family. We both tested positive for the BRCA2 gene, and just a month later my sister was found to have early-stage breast cancer at her breast screening. The […]
  • News 06 Feb 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Michelle´s Story I have no idea if anyone really wants to know or can relate to my story but here it is anyway. September 2015 my older (18months) sister came home early from an around Australia family trip and told my mum and I that she has cancer. At that stage, the doctors had found the […]
  • Medical 31 Jan 2018 by Krystal Barter
    Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?   All women are at risk for ovarian cancer. There is an increased risk for women with a genetic mutation such as BRCA1 or BRCA2.  It is estimated that 80% of ovarian cancer occurs in women with no family history or genetic mutation – these are termed sporadic […]
  • Personal Stories 29 Jan 2018 by Krystal Barter
    HOPE for a cure to my mum’s ovarian cancer was always in our conversations. Mum was in remission for 10 years and passed away 8 years ago and I still have questions that I wished we had discussed. Instead, we spent most of our time talking about a cure, a miracle. I now wonder if […]
  • Personal Stories 17 Jan 2018 by Krystal Barter
    As science evolves, so does our understanding of risk and prevention. It is estimated that over 600,000 Australian women are at moderate to high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. For these individuals, it is imperative we exist and work hard so we can empower them with lifesaving information. We can only do this by actively engaging, […]
  • Personal Stories 19 Dec 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Krystal and this is my story. I’m 27 years old and a stay at home Mum of three kids under four. My mum was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 27 but over the years became more serious and sadly lost her battle at the age of 36. Her mother […]
  • Personal Stories 19 Dec 2017 by Krystal Barter
    My name is Katie. This is my story. On the 10th May 2017 I walked out of the Day Oncology ward at Cabrini Malvern having completed 18 rounds of chemo, almost a year to the day that I received a phone call that would change my life forever. My journey is not yet over, I’m […]
  • News 27 Nov 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Melanie´s Story As a child I grew up with stories of our strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer, mum was convinced that one day she would be next, it was just the expected norm in our family. Mum was right she did get breast cancer and then 10 years later ovarian cancer, it […]
  • News 27 Nov 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Julie´s Story One Family. One Gene. One Conversation. Over my life there was always one thing missing. My grandmother. Dads mum. A beautiful soul taken away way too young as a result of Breast Cancer. In 2015 my dad was diagnosed with an agressive form of prostate cancer after a routine health screen with his […]
  • News 27 Nov 2017 by Krystal Barter
    Rachelle’s Story During the Christmas of 2015, Rachelle’s father informed her and her siblings that he had tested positive to the BRCA2 mutation that had been discovered within his family. Soon after receiving the news, Rachelle was prepared to also undergo the genetic testing as she was already participating in “high risk” screening consisting of […]

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