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Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place annually in October. This year, Be Cancer Aware will be profiling women who have bravely battled their breast cancer diagnosis, and found light at the end of their long journeys. This forms part of the Think Beyond Pink campaign, where we encourage women to educate themselves about the different types of breast
cancer and the treatments available to them.

My “little person” gave me the strength to keep fighting

Some might agree that Colleen Arumugam is a perfect example of the strength it takes to live and battle with cancer. Diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer, Colleen faced her illness head on. But she couldn’t have done it without the love and support of her family and friends – and most of all, she couldn’t have done it without her seven-year-old daughter.

Read her story here

Cancer is hard. But the kindness of others can make it easier

Glenda Venn’s life was turned upside down when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 45 in March 211. What should have been a time of hope and reassurance was turned into one of fear. Would she get through this? Could she get through this?.

Find out how Glenda handled receiving her diagnosis and treatment here

I made cancer suit my life, not the other way around

Chantal Oosthuizen’s life was good. She had a job that challenged her, a passion for travelling and the outdoors, and a loving family and committed partner. Just when she thought things couldn’t get any better, she was faced with an obstacle that could have changed everything.

Take a look at Chantal’s story to find out more.