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Lady McAdden

Supporting you with the early detection of breast cancer, through advice, education and breast awareness. Assisting with breast pain and breast health.

Call us today.

Supporting you with the early detection of breast cancer, through advice, education and breast awareness.

Call us today.

Book an appointment

We provide free nurse appointments via video or phone call to teach you how to check your own breasts, so you know what’s normal for you, and what to look out for. Book now and take control of your own breast health. Our popular face-to-face nurse appointments are now back in operation for all local women. #timetocheck

Make a donation

If you would like to make a donation to cover the cost of your nurse appointment, we would be very grateful. It costs us approx. £17 for a phone or video appointment and £28 for a face-to-face appointment. By donating to Lady McAdden, you help to ensure all women, whoever they are, can continue to access this service. Click here to find out more.

Breast Support Services

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Our mission is to support the early detection of breast cancer in the UK. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with 1 in 7 developing breast cancer in their lifetime. Almost 50% of breast cancer is first detected by women themselves and yet 49% of women say they don’t check themselves on a regular basis.

We provide self-referred breast awareness consultations to women who are 18 and over with specialist nurses. They provide confidential breast awareness advice via a face-to-face appointment (for local women, in normal times) or secure video appointment or telephone call to any woman who wants one, without having to see a GP first. Checking your breasts regularly can make a huge difference in early detection, whether you’re 25 or 75. By learning what’s normal for you, and understanding potential early signs of breast cancer, you can make sure you get the screening, help and support you may need, as soon as possible. Make your appointment today and remember it’s
#timetocheck

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Breast Awareness

Breast awareness is an essential and valuable part of breast screening, so make your appointment today; it’s #timetocheck.

 

 

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Breast Pain

Breast pain is extremely common and on it’s own is not usually a sign of cancer. Our nurses are able to discuss what might help you and what else you need to be monitoring. #breastpain

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Breast Health

Everything you need to know about breast cancer but were afraid to ask #timetocheck

Breast Myths

The good, the bad – and the ugly. Stories we tell ourselves about our breasts and cancer that simply aren’t true #timetocheck
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Breast Awareness

Breast awareness is an essential and valuable part of breast screening, so make your appointment today; it’s #timetocheck.
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Breast Pain

Breast pain is extremely common and on it’s own is not usually a sign of cancer. Our nurses are able to discuss what might help you and what else you need to be monitoring. #breastpain

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Breast Health

Everything you need to know about breast cancer but were afraid to ask #timetocheck

Breast Myths

The good, the bad – and the ugly. Stories we tell ourselves about our breasts and cancer that simply aren’t true #timetocheck

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What They Say

Testimonials

Thank you for a speedy response and a reassuring video call.

SM 25/7/22

I had a concern appointment with Natalie at 7:30 today- she was kind, informative and talked me through all my options in a very clear and concise way. I went in feeling worried, and she put me at ease by breaking down what I needed to do to check myself properly and also by her patient and friendly manner.

Thank you Natalie!
ES 7/7/22

I just wanted to thank Nurse Natalie for a pleasant and informative appointment this afternoon.

Natalie was welcoming, easy to talk to and explained everything very clearly.  I left feeling more knowledgeable and very reassured.

Thank you!

Mrs A 19/5/22

Hello Emma it was great thank you and staff feedback excellent, particularly liked the self checking demo said was very helpful.

Katherine – South Essex College

24.2.22

 

I would like to thank your nurse very much for taking the time to talk to my daughter regarding the importance of self-checking and recommending that she sees a doctor for a lump that she had found.
She saw her doctor and had an appointment with the breast clinic yesterday who found a fibrous non-cancerous lump in her breast and reassured her that it should go within 2 years
I want to thank you again for your help
 

TD 5/1/22 

 

Just want to say a big thank you to Natalie who I have just got off the phone with.  

You guys do an amazing job and it’s so comforting to know that there are people out there that are passionate about what they do. Thanks for all the support.  

LM 16/12/21 

I wanted to say thank you so much for this afternoon. It was lovely to welcome you to the school and your discussion was so informative-it was a real success- so thank you.

SA 14/10/21

 

 

I’ve just had my appointment with Natalie. Firstly can I just say how absolutely wonderful she was. So warm and friendly but at the same time really informative, she made me feel very comfortable and able to ask questions. 

The appointment itself was really insightful, I learned things I did not know and feel a lot better equipped in checking myself moving forwards.  

I think these appointments could help so many women. Even though we are no longer in a government lock down, not having to leave your house and being able to chat to a nurse about any health concerns in the comfort of your own home is a really appealing and progressive idea. 

HM 15/10/21 

Thank you so much! I really do appreciate everything you told me yesterday and for this email today. I will monitor things very closely and see if I can start to make some positive lifestyle changes too. And yes, I have just started keeping a diary. 💕

You were fantastic and I cannot thank you enough.

Thank you again.

Mrs J 16/9/21

Last week I had a breast check awareness meeting at Coco Boo in Leigh on Sea with Nurse Natalie, which was very informative and insightful. Thank you.  

Ms S 21/9/21 

Please could you pass my absolute thanks on to Natalie who called me last night. 

It was so reassuring to speak to an expert nurse and she has taken a weight off of my shoulders that I have been worrying about for several months.  I can’t believe it took just the one phone call to make me feel so happy and free of worry. 

I would also like to say that Jan who took my phone call yesterday morning is also an absolutely lovely lady and so helpful too. 

Mrs S 21/9/21 

I attended The Hub, Witham for a breast awareness appointment with a nurse from the Lady McAdden unit at Southend yesterday. The nurse showed me how to examine myself as well as answering any questions that I had. I will definitely attend again if they return to The Hub and would advise everyone else to do the same, thank you for saving me driving to Southend. 

 

Anon 17/9/21  

Updates

Latest News & Resources

Can Breastfeeding Prevent Breast Cancer?

Can Breastfeeding Prevent Breast Cancer?

World Breastfeeding Week 2022 1st - 7th August 2022 You may have heard that breastfeeding helps to prevent cancer but the exact reasons for this aren’t fully understood. It is true that breast cancer incidences are lower among women who breastfeed, but the statistics...

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Pink Ribbon Foundation

Pink Ribbon Foundation

We are delighted to announce that Pink Ribbon Foundation continues to support Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust and we have been successful in our recent grant application. This grant will allow us to grow and expand our Nurses in the Community project. Upcoming dates...

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Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month

Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month

We recently posted a blog discussing the differences in breast cancer between Black and white women. Since July is Ethnic Minority Cancer Awareness Month, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about breast cancer in other cultures too. While breast cancer...

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Support Us

Lady McAdden is an independent charity and we are always very grateful for any donations, fundraising activities, legacies or offers to volunteer and other support.

We receive no funding from the NHS and only can apply for specific grant funding, such as the National Lottery, when that is available.

An easy way to support us and be in with the chance of winning cash is to join our 500 Club.

How you can help

However you decide to get involved, Lady McAdden will make use of your donation to support all the women who use our services and provide more education and advice to women in Essex and across the UK to support the early detection of breast cancer #timetocheck

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