Breast Cancer Prevention.  Aren’t you curious?

Breast Cancer Prevention. Aren’t you curious?

Getting Curious! Aren’t you a little bit curious about how you could change the outcomes on your personal breast cancer risk? “We’re not curious about things we don’t know a little bit about. We have to know a little bit about something to be curious about...

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What does prevention mean and why does it matter?

What does prevention mean and why does it matter?

'A stitch in time saves nine' is a proverb about prevention meaning 'If you sort out a problem immediately it may save extra work later'. It's all good in theory but not always easy in practice. We have many demands on our time so adding a bit more on health can feel...

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What does prevention mean and why does it matter?

“Oh sure, breast cancer, why not?”

So why am I making this project? One in eight Australian women will develop Breast Cancer. Wow, this information makes you pause to think. However a gentle reminder that this is by age 85 puts the statistic in better...

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MRI guided biopsy

MRI guided biopsy

The MRI is fine, I’ve had several. Unless you have restless leg syndrome, a cold or something that makes you cough/sneeze or move involuntarily then there really is only one job. Stay still. Lying on your front in the “superman” pose, with arms above your head is...

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The stress from the last 2 days has lost its sting

The stress from the last 2 days has lost its sting

There have been a few ultra-stressful times this year, but one of the worst was trying to assess whether or not to commit to having a double mastectomy based on all the information I have gathered from the breast care nurse, breast surgeon (who will remove the breast...

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Trying to assess whether or not to commit to having a double mastectomy

Call from the Risk Management Clinic

I was dropping off boys at school when I got a call this morning (even before 9am) from the Risk management clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Walking to class with the phone at one ear and a finger in the other I could only just make out what was being said over...

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A message from Dyna Eldaief

A message from Dyna Eldaief

My name is Dyna Eldaief and I am considered high risk for breast cancer due to family history. While at University I heard about Mammograms being available free for women over 50.  One day I decided to ask my mother if she ever had a mammogram and after she said she...

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What is A Stitch In Time Project?

What is A Stitch In Time Project?

Women's journeys towards breast cancer prevention Through courageous personal stories A Stitch in Time will reveal women's journeys towards breast cancer prevention.  As they navigate the prevention pathways and demonstrate the options available to women who are at an...

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