Personal Stories

Real stories from people affected by breast cancer

As more and more people look to us for support each year, our resources are stretched to the limit.   With no government support, we rely on the generosity of the Western Australian community to continue providing our services at no charge. Donations of all sizes are greatly appreciated and help the many women and families that we support every day. We simply can’t do it without the help of generous people like you.

Mia

Mia

At 39 years old Mia, a healthy young woman with four children, was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a ...
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Michelle and her husband

Michelle

This 50-year-old former speed skater and roller derby queen is living life at top speed, because; as she says, “I ...
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Emma and Ryan

Emma

At 34, Emma had the world at her feet. With a loving husband and two gorgeous young daughters, life couldn’t ...
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Lisa Tobin

Lisa

Lisa was first told the shocking news that she had breast cancer in 2000 when she was just 35. Suddenly ...
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Christine

Christine

Children: four, two boys and two girls David - 19Lachlan - 14Sarah - 16Alyssa - 10 Christine said living in ...
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John

John

Friday 21 July 2017 started out as an ordinary day for John. With plans to visit family with his wife ...
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Parvin

Parvin

Parvin’s mother was her best friend. Her parents had moved to Australia as refugees from Iran when she was young, ...
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Susan

Susan

Last year, Susan Handstrum 27, was living a busy life as a mother of twins, working full-time with plans to ...
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Natalie

Natalie

When 38-year-old Natalie discovered a lump in her breast this year, not only would she struggle with the debilitating emotional ...
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Farrah

Farrah

This was the reality Farrah had to face when she was told she had breast cancer. She had less than ...
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Miwa

Miwa

Miwa Takahashi, 33, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April last year after finding an unusual lump in the shower ...
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Louise

Louise

Louise is a 44 year old woman who self-referred to Breast Cancer Care WA to receive counselling support following her ...
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Alison

Alison

Alison Touzel is a vibrant, articulate, hilarious women with over 10 years’ experience in the lingerie and bra-fitting industry. Her ...
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Lynne

Lynne

Brave Lynne thought one battle with cancer was enough. There is never a good time to be diagnosed with breast ...
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Glenda

Glenda

The first thing you notice when you meet Glenda is her energy. Bright and charismatic, you can’t help but laugh ...
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