Emma Taylor doesn't take life for granted any more, cramming as much as she can into each day, particularly precious time with her two daughters.
Just over two years ago, Mrs Taylor had a picture-perfect life, happily married to Ryan, with a close-knit family and a job she loved.
She was 34 and was ticking all the boxes for good health. She had never felt in better shape, did not smoke and was only a modest drinker.
But that all changed when her hand brushed past a small but distinct lump in her right breast.
Even before the biopsy results came back two days later, Mrs Taylor had "a very bad feeling" about it.
"It was actually the first time I checked my breasts, which sounds crazy now, but I was one of those young girls who thought it couldn't possibly happen to me," she said.
As Mrs Taylor expected, it was bad news. Doctors confirmed aggressive breast cancer, and because there were several lumps, her only option was a mastectomy.
The cancer had spread so lymph nodes under her arms had to be removed, and this was followed by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, a second mastectomy and reconstruction surgery.
Now 37, she is clear of cancer but for several years she will take the pill tamoxifen as insurance to stop it coming back. She also remains involved with advocacy for Breast Cancer Network Australia and Breast Cancer Care WA's young women's support group.
She says one of the most frightening parts of her diagnosis was seeing the bewilderment of her daughters, then aged only two and five.
"I'll want them to have annual breast checks once they are 18 because while I don't have one of the breast cancer genes, I got cancer at such a young age and it was aggressive," Mrs Taylor said.BCNA chief executive Maxine Morand said demand for services would continue to rise because of better detection, the ageing population and the impact of lifestyle factors such as obesity.