At Solo Films, Lee and I are always amazed at the quality of of people we are fortunate to meet. And when we work with the team at Breast Cancer Care WA, we leave feeling equal parts amazed and inspired. The latest Long Table Lunch video is no different. This year, we met Kylie Stevenson who was diagnosed with breast cancer just shy of her 48th birthday. With the incredible support and guidance from Aileen and Moira at Breast Cancer Care WA, Kylie not only got through her ordeal, she came out with renewed vigour for life.
Kylie’s family has a history with breast cancer. Her grandmother, mother and sister were all diagnosed at different ages and stages in their lives. Each diagnosis was was different and each faced different choices. Kylie made sure that she had regular check ups. In 2010, Kylie moved from Melbourne to Perth and was seen by the SCGH High Risk Clinic. And as a high risk patient, Kylie had yearly scans, mammograms, ultrasounds and MRI. This was a stressful time for Kylie.
In 2012, after six months of testing and a biopsy, Kylie was declared clear of cancer.
But that joy was short lived.
After more testing in the following year, Kylie got the devastating news. She had a 9mm tubular carcinoma.
To watch Kylie’s story, click here
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