In our monthly podcast episodes we’ll give you more information about our program and why we are passionate about encouraging women to have a breast screen. We’ll also talk to women about their experience with breast cancer, discuss some of the support networks that are available and give you simple easy ways to reduce your cancer risk.
Our aim is to empower women with information in a light and easy to digest format, because we know that when you have access to the best information, you can make the right choice for your health.
We talk to BreastScreen Victoria CEO Vicki Pridmore and discuss the early stages of the BreastScreen Victoria program and why we encourage women aged 50 - 74 to screen with us.
In this episode BreastScreen Victoria Ambassador Kerri Welsh talks to us about the day she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the support from friends and family and her advice for other women around screening.
Listen to Breast Cancer Network Australia's CEO, Kirsten Pilatti and breast cancer survivor Kate Keogh Murray talk about what happens after a breast cancer diagnosis, the support that's available and why events like the Field of Women are so important.
We talk with Alice Bastable, the Campaign Manager for Healthy Lifestyles at Cancer Council Victoria, and Mel Davis, the Health Promotion Manager at BreastScreen Victoria. We discuss the various ways you can reduce your risk of cancer including diet, exercise, and alcohol consumption and of course smoking.
In this podcast we talk to Professor Richard Osborne from Deakin University about the ‘Ophelia’ project, which is all about working with the community to make health services more accessible for everyone, regardless of their literacy level. Annie Cooper and Gina Asdagi from BreastScreen Victoria also talk about how we’ve implemented the Ophelia approach into the way we communicate with women and increase their access to breast screening.
Turning 50 can certainly be a daunting experience but it can also be a very exciting time. Many women talk about a liberation that comes with age and a sense of freedom that can only be appreciated as you get older. To find out exactly what it’s like to be 50 in 2018 we spoke to three women, Natalie, Gill and Sue to find out more.
When you come to BreastScreen, you bring your whole self and whatever past experiences you may have with the public health system. This is especially the case for people from the LGBTI community. Listen as we explore what changes are being made at BreastScreen to ensure we provide a welcoming and inclusive service for all eligible Victorians regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation.
Available to tune in to on your computer or smartphone, it is the perfect companion to listen to while you’re on the way to work, out walking the dog or travelling in the car!
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