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Lady McAdden

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

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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.
women-health-center-icon-pink

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

women-health-center-icon-peach

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

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  

I just wanted say many thanks for all your help and letting me speak to one of your nurses on the 2nd September.
I have now seen a doctor and all is well.
It was so good to be able to speak to someone and get advice.
Many thanks once again.
Mrs J 13/9/21

Thank you for an awesome and empowering talk. Women’s Institute, this is definitely an organisation to recommend to your feds and groups!

Thames Belle WI - July 2021

Updates

Latest News & Resources

Nurse Emma’s Blog – HRT and Breast Cancer

Nurse Emma’s Blog – HRT and Breast Cancer

Over the last 20 years HRT has had a bad name. Articles and badly conducted studies claimingthat it is linked to breast cancer are abundant on the internet and only recently has the tidestarted to turn on HRT. Opinions are changing for the better and with the help of...

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The Albert Hunt Trust

The Albert Hunt Trust

We are delighted to announce we have been successful in our grant application from The Albert Hunt Trust. Thank you! We rely on grants and donations to be able to continue helping you become and remain breast aware. If you would like to donate please click the button...

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Bra Bins

Bra Bins

Our big pink bra bins are a great way for you to support Lady McAdden. We take old or new, Worn or not, Wired or free, Big or small, White, brown blue - any colour will do, We love them all! If you would a donation bin please get in touch Morrison's Hadleigh Community...

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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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