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  • 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 […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Hormones can be a complex area of women’s health, but certain changes to your vagina and vulva can give you some insight. So, what are the clues that these body parts are giving you, and what mysteries can they explain? Your cycle and your cervix If you’re a woman who has periods and are not […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Your hormones can have a big impact on your overall health, so it’s helpful to know a bit more about them. Get to know your hormones with these nine facts (and one myth) from our recent Women’s Health Week quiz: 1. Your hormone levels affect more than your reproductive health and fertility. Hormones are chemical messengers. […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Complex health conditions have many layers. Often the focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of a person’s physical symptoms, but many complex conditions can also impact mental and emotional wellbeing. Chronic conditions, pain conditions and some hormonal conditions fall under this category; they can not only affect your quality of life physically, but they […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Any time we move our bodies, we are being physically active, whether it’s walking to the tram stop, walking up a flight of stairs, or racing around after the kids in the morning rush. So take heart that you’re already being physically active. However we do know that sometimes it can feel like there aren’t […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    When you think about our busy modern lives, it’s no wonder so many of us have issues with sleep and fatigue – our quality of sleep is under threat by longer working hours, more screen time and pressing day-to-day worries that can keep us up at night. Low iron levels (particularly in women with heavy […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Every now and then it’s important to take your foot off the pedal, take stock of your achievements – or even your progress towards them – and reward yourself. Go on! Give yourself a treat. Go to the beach, see that movie, get that pedicure. Whoever thought that rewarding yourself could be good for you? […]
  • Health and Wellbeing 06 Feb 2019 by Krystal Barter
    If you have pain in the area below your belly button and above your legs, this is known as pelvic pain. A lot goes on in the pelvic area; it’s home to your bowel, bladder, ovaries, uterus (womb) and more. That’s why when you have pelvic pain, it’s important to know the differences between the […]
  • 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 […]
  • News 14 Jan 2019 by Krystal Barter
    Katharine´s Story Discovering you are at high risk of developing Breast & Ovarian Cancer in your lifetime is overwhelming. It’s a really bizarre feeling as nothing has changed. You don’t have cancer, you aren’t physically different to how you were before, but it feels like something has monumentally shifted. Pink Hope has been an invaluable […]

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