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PBS listing slashes breast cancer treatment from $50k to hundreds of dollars

PBS listing slashes breast cancer treatment from $50k to hundreds of dollars

The decision by the federal government to add two breast cancer drugs to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme is good news for Kristina Gorscak.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons and James Massola

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Why a Labor backbencher with breast cancer volunteered to get a COVID-19 vaccine

Why a Labor backbencher with breast cancer volunteered to get a COVID-19 vaccine

From phase 1b of the vaccine rollout, set to begin in late March, people with health conditions like Peta Murphy will be able to start receiving immunisations.

  • by Rachel Clun
$2.3 million in donations roll in for breast cancer foundation on Jane McGrath Day

$2.3 million in donations roll in for breast cancer foundation on Jane McGrath Day

The McGrath Foundation had decided to raise money by selling virtual pink seats at a cost of $20 each in case COVID-19 spoiled the Sydney Test.

  • by Tom Decent
COVID-affected Pink Test means less money to help people like Luise

COVID-affected Pink Test means less money to help people like Luise

McGrath Foundation chief executive Holly Masters said the past 12 months of the pandemic had damaged fundraising events.

  • by Tim Barlass
'It's just one of those magic moments': the powerful image helping women in their time of anxiety

'It's just one of those magic moments': the powerful image helping women in their time of anxiety

Taking inspiration from the nearby coast, the Royal Hospital for Women breast cancer diagnostic room now includes a striking, wall-sized image of one of Sydney’s favourite swim spots by former Sydney Morning Herald photographer Dallas Kilponen.

  • by Helen Pitt
'I found my breast cancer getting a fake tan': A young Scarborough woman's story of survival

'I found my breast cancer getting a fake tan': A young Scarborough woman's story of survival

Cancer was not among Rhianne Miller's birthday wishes, but barely a week after turning 32 the sales rep's life was flipped upside down by a small lump on the side of her breast.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
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My long-awaited son helped me find joy in places that once held fear

My long-awaited son helped me find joy in places that once held fear

He is the life that began here, amid all that chaos and pain and confusion. He waited – silently, faithfully, giving us hope as we struggled, endured and emerged.

  • by Bron Willis
Cancer screening rates plummet during pandemic

Cancer screening rates plummet during pandemic

Cancer screening has fallen in Australia during the coronavirus pandemic, fuelling fears of a surge in delayed diagnoses and avoidable deaths.

  • by Melissa Cunningham and Dana McCauley
Midway through chemo, Shonel's nightmare crept in

Midway through chemo, Shonel's nightmare crept in

Suddenly she was homeschooling, having her final rounds of chemo and undertaking 19 rounds of radiation alone.

  • by Larissa Ham
Cost-effective to screen all women for breast cancer genes: study
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Cost-effective to screen all women for breast cancer genes: study

Genetic testing for all women over 30 would prevent millions of deaths from breast and ovarian cancer globally and be cost effective in medium and higher income countries.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
John Travolta and the tragedy of loss that surrounds him

John Travolta and the tragedy of loss that surrounds him

What few people know is that in 1977, 23-year-old Travolta lost his first love to the same disease that would later claim his wife, Kelly Preston.

  • by Peter Stanford