In Memory Of

Leonie

Hi – in July this year and on my 58th birthday I received a diagnosis of HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor 2) positive breast cancer. I was referred to a surgeon and surgery was scheduled for 17 July 2019. However, surgery did not take place because during the process of mapping of my lymph…

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Pam

My name is Pam Patterson, I am 73, born on 29/7/43, I live in Murgon which is 200klms n/w of Toowoomba. I had my left breast removed on the 4th of December 2013. I had Chemotherapy for six months then radium for six weeks, which finished in September 2014. I was told on the 27th…

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Ruth H

21 May 1961 – 02 May 2016 BEGINNING OF JOURNEY: In July 2012, I had a superficial and visible small lump, about the size of a grain of rice, removed from the areola area of my left breast. Expert opinion, which included a mammogram and unltrasound, was that this was a blocked milk duct but…

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Laurel

09 December 1964 – 21 February 2016

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Julie

24 February 1961 – 21 November 2015 Beginning of Journey: December 2006 Self-discovered lump in left breast; lumpectomy, mastectomy, reconstruction, chemotherapy, tamoxifen Diagnosis of Secondaries: May 2014 Self-discovered lump above left collarbone Unable to remove due to location – chemotherapy planned Following further testing, bone mets discovered in coccyx, femur, hip, neck Commenced Abraxane and…

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Wendy

11 November 1949 – 05 June 2015 BEGINNING OF MY JOURNEY Forgive me as some of the early story is now a bit fuzzy as it all started eleven years ago, so I guess I have been rather blessed to have the extra time. Rob my husband of 43 years and I have had this…

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Leona

March 1963 – 27 October 2015 I first discovered a lump in by breast in 2008. Subsequent ultrasound and biopsy revealed nothing malicious, a benign Fibroadenoma, that caused no further concern. In the early months of 2012 a second lump made its presence known. Detected through self examination, undetected on mammogram and initially not causing…

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Margaret McK

6 May 1943 – 16 February 2015 My Story My journey with breast cancer – About 6 weeks after my 50th birthday in 1993, I discovered an indentation in my left breast. Even though my GP assured me there was nothing wrong I decided to go ahead the next week and have a mammogram. The…

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Lesley

8 January 1969 – 13 March 2015 BEGINNING OF MY JOURNEY Hello. My name is Lesley R. I am 44 years old and have had cancer for the last 7 years. The journey into the unknown began in December 2005 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had two 5 cms lumps in my…

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