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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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Kirstyn L

BEGINNING OF MY JOURNEY  My journey or as I like to call it, ‘my trip to hell with no way back’, began in May 2012. I was watching a lump in my left breast for quite some time, I am not a person that thinks the worst in any situation so I rationalised it with…

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Trixie

Hi there. My name is Trixie. I am 53 and my cancer journey began in May 2011. I had a mastectomy on the right side and chemo and radiation. I  developed lymphodema almost instantly when I finished chemo and have had it now for 8 years. Most of the year it does not cause me too…

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Anne

Hi my name is Anne; I am 44years old and was diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer in September 2016. Somewhere around 6months before I went to the doctors, my breast changed and I developed an inverted nipple. At this point, I buried my head and didn’t want to acknowledge that this was very serious. August…

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Lynne

It is difficult to know where to start this story but here goes. My husband retired from work in 2003 due to health problems. I was working full time as a teacher in a primary school and enjoying myself. Money was tighter with one income but life was reasonably good. Over the years however, my…

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Hannah

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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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Janine

Hi there, I am Janine and I’m 47 years old. I’m a social worker, specialising in forensic mental health, and I work full-time for Queensland Health. I have lived in Brisbane for 9 years now, and have 2 adult children. My son is 27, he lives and works in the city, my daughter is 18…

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Lorraine

BEGINNING OF MY JOURNEY Primary cancer diagnosed 1987, left partial mastectomy followed by 6 weeks radium. In 1993 had surgery to remove a seed found at the old tumor site. For the first 10 years had checkups 3/12, 6/12 and then yearly thereafter. DIAGNOSIS OF SECONDARIES Sailed along until approx 1998/9 when I began to…

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