What is Pink Hope?
We are a patient-focused organisation committed to supporting people to understand and reduce their risk of hereditary cancer.
We provide evidence-based information to help break the cycle of cancer in Australian families and encourage conversations that save lives.
Our vision is that every Australian is informed and supported to manage their risk of hereditary cancer. We do this by providing:
We provide personalised support for your situation to help you better understand the risk of breast, ovarian and prostrate cancer.
We are dedicated to providing you with expert-led and evidence-based resources for every stage of your hereditary cancer journey.
We’re constantly striving for more awareness of and support for families at an increased risk for cancer.
Thousands of Australians carry an inherited risk (gene mutation) or have a strong family history that increases their risk of cancer. The population risk of some of the more common mutations are:
1 in 110
1 in 225
1 in 500
1 in 1,250
1 in 1,600
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Watch, listen and read the personal stories from the Pink Hope Community. By sharing our community stories, we aim to help support and educate you through your high-risk or cancer journey.
“The number of women supported, educated and connected through Pink Hope is incredible and to know that we have contributed to making the journey for another gene carrier a little easier means so much. Knowledge is power, and Pink Hope gave me the power to take control of my health journey and I’m so glad they did."
“My message to other young women is you need to be your own health advocate and to do that you need to know your own body. You can read as many symptoms as you like but they are not the same for everybody. Take the time to get to know your own body and if something doesn’t feel right know that it probably isn’t.
I am living proof that breast cancer and ovarian cancer do not just affect old people."
“My biggest piece of advice and my biggest lesson through this journey is to always, always, always trust your instincts – pressure your doctor, don’t take no for an answer and make sure you get the medical attention you need and deserve. I tell my girlfriends that it doesn’t matter the size of your breasts, your age, your family history even your health, breast cancer will find you if you don’t find it."
“While googling cancer support organisations, I came across Pink Hope and it felt like a big virtual hug. I knew that the women in this community understood me and my cancer experience without having to explain; they just knew"