Category: BRCA2 gene mutation

  • Women of Courage Guest Post

    Women of Courage Guest Post

    I was asked to write a guest post for Denyse Whelan’s Women of Courage Series. Follow the link to my contribution to her series

  • We Went PINK for Breast Cancer Research

    We Went PINK for Breast Cancer Research

    I went pink to raise money for breast cancer research! Read about our team’s GO PINK dye day

  • I will GO PINK for Cancer Research

    I will GO PINK for Cancer Research

    I am passionate about research into genetic causes for cancer and other diseases. That is why I signed up to the GO PINK campaign because it raises funds for breast cancer research by the National Breast Cancer Foundation. If dying my hair pink raises awareness and funds, then I’ll do it even though I’m feeling anxious about looking weird with pink hair!

  • Being a patient in the midst of a pandemic

    Being a patient in the midst of a pandemic

    As I wrote in my previous post, I have been in and out of hospital since March, pretty much the whole time Australia has been in lockdown. Going through health issues during this time has been challenging to say the least. I was lucky to have my surgeries at all because elective surgeries were put […]

  • Beating BRCA2 – How it has Affected My Life

    Beating BRCA2 – How it has Affected My Life

    While the World Has focused on the Coronavirus, I’ve been beating cancer. I have BRCA2 gene mutation which gives me a very high chance of getting cancer so I’ve decided to undergo risk reducing surgery to minimise my risk.