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This Daffodil Day, your generosity can power life-saving research.

“I was diagnosed with breast cancer at just 20. I can’t even begin to describe how it felt to hear those words or how many tears I have shed from then to now.” – Bianca

Bianca undergoing treatment Cancer Council SA Daffodil Day appeal

Bianca wouldn’t be alive today without cancer research

At 20 years old, Bianca was studying her dream degree at university and, like most young people, enjoyed spending time with friends and had ambitions to travel the world.

That is, until she discovered a small lump in her right breast. At first, she thought it was nothing, but in just 8 weeks, the lump had tripled in size. Bianca had an ultrasound, followed by a biopsy, and within 48 hours, had been given a devastating diagnosis.

Bianca had a cancer that was spreading fast. She would have to start chemotherapy immediately.

The journey that followed was “a roller coaster ride, full of pain and complications”, but thankfully, it ended well. After extensive chemotherapy and surgery, we are beyond thrilled to tell you that Bianca is cancer free. Today, she is a happy and healthy 25-year-old woman with a bright future.

“It’s fair to say that I am only here today because of the research being done.” – Bianca

Sadly, 3,000 women lose their lives to breast cancer each year

Over the years, cancer research has delivered incredible breakthroughs for breast cancer treatment. But for the most aggressive breast cancer types, like Bianca’s, traditional therapies have faltered.

That’s why a new discovery by one of Australia’s leading cancer researchers, Associate Professor Alexander Swarbrick, is so exciting.

He explains: “Immunotherapy has revolutionised outcomes for patients with metastatic melanoma but has not yet made a major impact in breast cancer. Our study aims to develop new immunotherapy strategies for metastatic breast cancer, thereby reducing the mortality of this disease.”

On Daffodil Day, you can help transform this exciting discovery, and others like it, into life-saving treatments for people like Bianca.

Why your Flower Power makes a difference this Daffodil Day

For people affected by cancer, the daffodil is a symbol of hope that a cure exists and that their lives will be saved. Your generosity can turn this symbol into a cancer free future by helping new treatment breakthroughs be delivered sooner.

Cancer research is powered by the generosity of people like you. This Daffodil Day please show your flower power, so many more lives can be saved.