Despite this truth, we have heard thousands of stories from women who know that cancer is a shocking reality. That it can be paralysing, lonely, overwhelming, that there is too much information and yet, somehow, never enough.
To help you through this uncertain time, we have created this digital care package. A place for you to read, listen, and watch the stories of other women who are living and surviving, like you.
Share their fears, their joys, the people who help them thrive, and the little things they do to make life bearable when all seems lost.
“At 27, with an 18-month-old son, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.”
“I remember exactly how she looked at me. She pretty much said to me, ‘So your results have come back and it looks like you have breast cancer’, and I didn’t hear anything else after that, it was just hazy.
“I just knew I had to get home and speak to my husband.”
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“Here I am, at 20 years old not only with breast cancer, but now with no hair.”
“‘Don’t worry, it will grow back,’ she replied as I wailed out that I was going to lose all of my hair. I was so focused on my appearance and that everyone was going to look at me and know I was ‘sick’, at this point I hadn’t met anyone my age going through or had been through what I was about to endure. I guess I had no idea what was coming for me.”
Seven celebrities on their experience with breast cancer.
“Someone had said to me at the time, ‘You need to be a little bit selfish’. It’s not in my nature to be selfish but now is the time to do that let people take care of you. And…that’s what I did,” Kylie Minogue said.
“One of the hardest things about getting breast cancer was it interrupted my dream of having more children.”
“For the first few years post-diagnosis, I found it incredibly difficult to watch people around me having second, third or fourth kids. Having grown up very close to my two sisters, I was so worried Leni would suffer as an only child. My fears have been allayed now as all I see is a confident, happy, hilarious child with loads of friends.
“However, my desire is still for more children. And now Leni is nearly 6, he’s asked kindly if he could please have a brother or sister. He assures me I won’t need to get up at night, as he’s happy to do the feeding….”