In 2018, my world fell apart. I was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer at just 37. I had 3 cancerous lesions in my right breast. I received a PET scan and found that the cancer had also travelled to a couple of lymph nodes. I could not believe it. I don't smoke, I'm an avid sportsperson (I actually played Junior hockey for Australia) and I only drink occasionally.
I immediately put my full time job as an economist on hold and started my cancer management journey. I underwent 16 rounds of chemo, double mastectomy, 25 rounds of radiation, and 18 weeks of herceptin.
During my cancer journey I decided it was really important to use my skills to help my fellow cancer warriors. I started the Know Your Knockers Breast Cancer Pocket Guide, which provides lots of content and information on products and services available for patients. You can download a copy here www.knowyourknockers.com. I also started to design and manufacture my own range of pocketed fashion. And I'm absolutely loving it! I love producing Australian made products to showcase our talents all over the world. I have a local designer and both Brenda and I are so determined to ensure we deliver amazing products to all of the beautiful women that have been touched by this disease!
We love hearing your stories so please touch base.