Donna Hope was juggling life as a State MP when she was diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer in 2013. On this episode she talks with Stephanie about how she navigated her cancer diagnosis in a busy high-profile position.
Now a passionate advocate for raising awareness of Australia’s second deadliest cancer she discusses the importance of knowing your symptoms and family history, speaking with your GP and being a champion for your own health.
Donna talks honestly about how delaying her diagnosis put her life at risk and how she now looks at each birthday as a privilege. In an honest and warm chat Donna discusses how her four boys helped her stay positive and how she tries not to sweat the small stuff.