Tracy Hughan’s Story

First symptoms January 1990 (aged 30) / diagnosed 01 September 1997 (aged 37).

I had my first pneumothorax when I was 18 weeks pregnant with my third child in January 1990. At the time, I was hospitalised with a draining tube in my chest for a few days.

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Cristine’s Story

My health definitely took a dive after my youngest was born in May 2012.  I thought the cause was all gynaecological, as I’ve suffered a lot with what are known as “women’s problems” most of my life. Continue reading…


Anna Lazic’s Story

My name is Anna Lazic. I was diagnosed with LAM in 2001 at the age of 37. Initially, my symptoms were shortness of breath and coughing up of blood; not copious amounts, as was the case up until 2 years ago but enough to plant the seed that something was terribly wrong. Cancer was my initial, terrifying thought. Continue reading…


Kate Wingrave’s Story

November 2010 is a month I will never forget. This was the month when I was rushed to hospital with severe back pain and came home diagnosed with lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a disease I’d never heard of before. Continue reading…