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Lady McAdden

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

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. £15 for a phone or video appointment and £25 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 Referrals

Whatever your concerns before an NHS appointment, or if you have a concern about a change in your breasts, we’re here to help #timetocheck
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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 Referrals

Whatever your concerns before an NHS appointment, or if you have a concern about a change in your breasts, we’re here to help #timetocheck

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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 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

Thank you again to Natalie last night she was a big comfort to my daughter.

Mrs T 27/7/21

Natalie was really supportive and helpful, and my issue has improved considerably. 

Thanks to you and the great support you give. 

 

M 27/4/21

Dear Lady McAdden Team,

I just wanted to drop a quick email to say thank you so much for such a cohesive, kind and caring service. It was so easy to access, everyone I spoke to was caring, reassuring and competent. The appointment via video link was as close a second to a face-to-face appointment as I think it’s possible to get. Kerry was so reassuring and kind, the ‘virtual hug’ really made me feel as though we were in a traditional consult. I felt at ease, heard and that the time mattered for me. Thank you all of you, for such a wonderful, empowering service.
 

L 15/4/21

As always you have been so kind and helpful. I appreciate you so much. Thank you! 

Mrs G 19/7/21

I had a video appointment a couple of weeks ago with your nurse Kerry which was most helpful. 

Following on, I contacted my GP who referred me to the hospital breast unit. I went there this morning and am pleased to say that there is not a problem, thank goodness. 

Many thanks again. 

 

 

Mrs C 14/7/21

I just had my online screening with Kerry and I felt I need to email and tell you how at ease Kerry put me in discussing what I will expect over the next few years regarding the screening programme, she explained in detail how to most effectively check my breasts.  I am feeling a lot less anxious now. 

 

Mrs T 16/7/21

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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 also rely on specific grant funding, such as the National Lottery, when that is available.

One of the easiest ways to help us is to join our 500 Club, which has a small annual cost, which has monthly prize winners.

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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This website has been funded by The Pink Ribbon Foundation

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This website has been funded by The National Lottery

©2021 Lady McAdden.
Registered Charity in England (1062236).
Registered company in England (03334552).
Proudly delivered by
Digital Technology Labs