Lady McAdden

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

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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.

Check. Feel. Look. Know

Early breast cancer detection saves lives, and it all starts with regular self-checking.

  • Check monthly
  • Feel for changes such as lumps
  • Look for changes in size, shape and symmetry
  • Know what looks and feels normal for you

We offer free one-to-one nurse appointments by phone, online and in-person at our Leigh-on-Sea based centre to help you learn how to self-check properly and how to spot the signs of breast cancer quickly.

Call us or click below to book your appointment.

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What They Say


Thank you Nurse Gemma, I feel armed with knowledge to tackle the next step. You really helped me today. God bless.

DH 3/7/23

Emma was super lovely and reassuring! Amazing service to offer, thank you so much x

EW 24.5.23

I have attended this assessment and wish to thank nurse Emma she was very supportive and kind l now have an appointment with my GP thank you for an excellent experience

CL 14/4/23


Can you pass on my thanks to Liz and Esther for joining us yesterday.

Liz talk was very informative and well receive

Best wishes and thanks for all your good work.  

Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness Luncheon Club Mar 2023


I had a breast awareness appointment with Natalie this morning, I just wanted to say thank you so much. 

Natalie was so patient, kind and understanding. I had been feeling quite anxious before coming to the appointment, but Natalie put me at ease straight away.  

I can’t thank you enough! 

Thank you all for being there, you all do such an amazing job. 

J 10/11 

Just a quick note to say thank you to Liz for speaking to our dining club at Rochford Golf Club on Tuesday.
It is very good that you Lady McAdden ladies come out into the community to talk about Cancer. To also keep a check on ourselves and how important it is to do so. 

JK 9/11/22

It was lovely to have support from you as I said before, as at this stage I don’t want to worry my family but I really needed to speak to someone when it was all in limbo. Now I have an appointment I can look ahead and prepare for come what may.   My husband has been a star but he has struggled as well and I didn’t want to put it all on him.  Charities like Lady McAdden are so important and until you find yourself in this situation you just don’t realise how vital they are.  

Thank you again for taking the time to help me and to prepare me for the road ahead.  I simply cant thank you enough.

TH 3/11/22 


You were amazing when I found a mystery lump so if I can give something back in some small way, I will. 

JC 12/10/22  

Can I just say thank you to Emma for last Wednesday talk. Our ladies found it very informative and has sparked some action within the group.
G – 25/10/2022

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


Latest News & Resources

How stressed are you?

It’s Stress Awareness Month, so we thought we’d explore the topic of stress and how it relates to not only the mind, but the body too and even breast health. Over the past year our nurses have reported an increase in women suffering with health anxiety, mainly caused by stress. Read on to find out more about different types of stress and what you can do.

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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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