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early breast cancer Tag Archive

Support isn’t just face-to-face

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During 2011, I faced the challenge and uncertainty of breast cancer, from my diagnosis of high-grade DCIS through to several surgeries (plus a few unforeseen complications). Right...

The people who helped me through

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My husband and I headed out into the quadrangle at BreastScreen to enjoy the midday sun, the garden and take a few deep breaths as we absorbed the events of the morning and...

A new perspective on an old tradition

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I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in October 2013. It was explained to me that DCIS is considered as stage 0 breast cancer. It was unknown whether the condition...

Improving outcomes in my community

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Debbie I am an Aboriginal woman from Darwin, now living in Victoria and working as an Aboriginal Health Coordinator on the Mornington Peninsula. My primary role is to improve...

Turning triple negative into triple positive

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Kay and her son Connor Before my diagnosis in December 2014, I loved wearing headwear. From hats to fascinators, I had it covered. I even had my wedding at a racecourse so that I...

Seeing straight again post-cancer

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“You have triple positive breast cancer.” I heard these words at 35 with my 10-month-old autistic baby in my arms. I couldn’t turn to my own mother because...

Time for me

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Elise and her daughter Shamiran I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer in 1995. I was 35 years old with a four-year-old and a five-year-old who was due to start kindy in a...

Following my passion

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer just after I had made a sea change, moving from Alice Springs to Geelong, Victoria. I had thought about a change of scenery for a while and...

The teacher learns a lesson

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2004, and after two lots of surgery I stayed in denial that cancer would stop my busy lifestyle. In January, two days after my...

Light at the end of the tunnel

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I found a breast lump in February 2011. As a single parent with 100 per cent care of three children aged seven, nine and 11, the hardest part was explaining my positive diagnosis...