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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...

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...

Challenges for a young mum

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 as a single 35 year old. It was a big shock, and then a huge relief when I was told I wouldn’t need chemotherapy, just a...

Embracing life again

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In October 2010 I had a phone call to tell me that the results of my mammogram were not good. Breast cancer. I was 60 years old. After studying the statistics and the side effects...

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...

An experience decades apart

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I live in the country and was diagnosed with breast cancer 28 years ago at the age of 43. I had three dependent children and my surgery was in Sydney, a long way from home. I had...

Rediscovering my femininity

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I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2008. After a double mastectomy, six months of chemotherapy and six weeks of radiotherapy, I crawled out of my cancer bubble and...