The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - B+S - – ELIN TOUGH

When Sally Ober­meder ar­rived at our cover shoot in Bondi, it was hard to be­lieve she’d been through some of the tough­est of times. Burst­ing with en­ergy and glow­ing with health, her pos­i­tiv­ity is in­fec­tious.

Much has been writ­ten about the TV pre­sen­ter’s bat­tle with breast

can­cer, and as she cel­e­brates pass­ing the five-year- clear mark, she opens up to b+s about what reach­ing this health mile­stone has meant to her and her fam­ily. She says her ex­pe­ri­ence of the dis­ease has given her a “deep, deep grat­i­tude for ev­ery day” and de­scribes her fear of a re­lapse as like “a layer cake – as the years pass, it moves from the top to a lit­tle bit un­der­neath,

then a lit­tle fur­ther un­der­neath so it’s not quite at the fore­front of your mind.” Turn to page 4 to read more of Sally’s very hon­est in­ter­view.

To mark breast can­cer aware­ness month, which kicks off next week­end, we’ve also spo­ken to the ex­perts and rounded up the lat­est re­search to help you re­duce your risk of de­vel­op­ing the dis­ease. While sur­vival rates are

im­prov­ing, an es­ti­mated 17,730 Aussies will be di­ag­nosed and more than 3000 will die from the dis­ease this year.

Do your bit to help fund vi­tal re­search by adding a pink rib­bonap­proved prod­uct, from which some of the pro­ceeds are do­nated to breast can­cer char­i­ties, to your shop­ping list. We’ve rounded up our favourites on page 7 – get in­volved!

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