Breast awareness is an essential and valuable part of breast screening, so make your appointment today; it’s #timetocheck
Why have a Breast Awareness appointment?
Know what’s normal for you
Look at your breasts and feel them
Know what changes to look for
Report any changes without delay
Attend routine screening if you’re 50 or over
What happens in an appointment?
Your appointment will be booked and confirmed by email (if you have one).
If you are attending a remote (online) appointment you will also receive an email from us with your link to join your session. We suggest that you click to attend about 2 minutes earlier than your appointment so that you can get set up and ready. If you cannot connect we will call you automatically 5 minutes after your appointment has started on the number you have provided
In your session, if you are attending remotely, it is entirely up to you (depending on your surroundings) if you would like to undress. However, in face-to-face appointments our nurse will ask you undress from the waist upwards, if appropriate.
Our nurse will ask you if you check yourself and how you do this. She may ask you to demonstrate. She will also ask you if you have any concerns, family history or any other breast related questions, this may include questions about the pill, HRT or other medication you are currently taking.
If our Lady McAdden nurse is concerned about anything you discuss or find during the appointment, she will ask you to contact your GP (which is the current referral process for further investigation). If you would like to know the best way to approach this, please have a look at our referral process page.
If you have a new lump or concern, please contact your GP immediately. If you would like to discuss this concern as you are worried about contacting your GP (which you should not be, but we do understand you might be) then please telephone 01702 343288 so that one of the team can guide you.
Frequently Asked Questions
I would like to attend a session but am concerned that I don’t want to undress?
You don’t have to; the Nurse will work with you to work out what is normal for you and discuss any concerns. The Nurse will have a breast simulator, where she can demonstrate and show you specific breast related information.
If you are online, you may not want to undress due to your surroundings and we can follow up with a face-to-face appointment or use photographs if easier.
Can someone else attend the appointment with me?
I have a remote appointment booked but can’t get it to work
I have recently had a baby; Can I make an appointment?
Many women experience breast changes during pregnancy.
We would not be able to offer you an appointment until you have had 3 periods since giving birth. This will give your body a chance to recover and your breasts to return to similar to preconception size.
I am breast feeding; Can I make an appointment?
As with the previous question, your breasts go through a huge change during pregnancy and feeding.
When you have finished breast feeding and have had 3 periods we would be able to offer you an appointment.
Will the nurse touch me?
Yes, the Nurse may touch you in face-to-face appointments, but only with your consent. She may, to help you understand how to check or if you have something that you think is abnormal, touch to understand what you feel.
Is this the same as you used to offer?
No, we are now focused on finding what is normal for you and ensuring that you know how to check yourself. A Nurse will not check you, only guide you in how to check yourself. She may still touch you to understand what you are trying to explain.
We do not provide Breast Checks. The Nurse will not know what is normal for you and what if anything has changed, to cause a concern. Breast Awareness will be covered and a step by step guide given how to check yourself and what to be looking out for.
Why have you changed this service?
A Nurse cannot in one session define what is normal and what has changed specifically for you. During the Pandemic, we recognised that most women lack confidence in checking themselves and how to check themself.
To enable them to find something, they need to understand their own normal and not wait for someone else to check them.
I have one breast larger than the other?
I don’t have a computer
If you have a device like a tablet or phone that has a browser, you can still attend an online appointment. However, if you prefer, we can offer a telephone consultation or face to face appointment.
I am disabled, can I access your premises?
How to book
Lady McAdden offers appointments via:
Our Secure Remote (online) system (like Zoom, but no need to register), is called Cliniko – you can access using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC
Telephone (Although our Nurses prefer to see you if possible, in the event you cannot attend a remote or physical appointment, they are happy to discuss with you via a scheduled call)
Face to Face (at our Centre in Elmsleigh Drive, Leigh on Sea or at selected venues in the community).
The Witham Hub
Unit 17, The Grove Shopping Centre, Witham, Essex CM8 2YT
Collected 622 Bras
Braintree Rd, Witham CM8 2GD
Collected 939 Bras
Southend Rd, Great Wakering, Essex SS3 0PU
Collected 280 Bras
My Fairytale Wardrobe
Bell St, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS
Collected 275 Bras
Hollywood Babes - Thorpe Bay
Hollywood Babes , 186 The Broadwat, Thorpe Bay, Essex SS1 3ES
Collected 174 Bras
49 Rectory Grove Leigh on Sea SS9 2HA
Collected 595 Bras
The Bra Consultancy
16 Edward’s Walk, Maldon CM9 5PS
Collected 395 Bras
Limebrook Way, Maldon CM9 6GG
Collected 669 Bras
Upper Kingsway, Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3JT
59 Old Rd, Frinton-on-Sea CO13 9DA
Bras Collected 415
Amount raised £320
New Rd, Brentwood CM14 4BP
High Street, Ingatestone CM4 9EU
Nationwide Leigh on Sea
73 The Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1PW
714 Southchurch Road , Southend-on-Sea SS1 2PS
Total collected 464
Tracies Nails & Beauty
108 Rectory Road, Pitsea SS13 2AH
Off High Road, Pitsea SS13 3JU
My Secret Wardrobe
Wickford, Essex firstname.lastname@example.org
Basildon Centre, The St. Martins Square, Basildon SS14 1EE
Southview Road, Basildon SS16 4ET
Whitmore Way, Basildon SS14 2NN
Morrisons 284 Hadleigh
175 London Rd, Hadleigh, Benfleet SS7 2RB
Collected 2157 Bras
Morrisons Canvey Island
Northwick Rd, Canvey Island SS8 0SW
Collected 1675 Bras
Rochford Nail Bar
8 West St, Rochford SS4 1AJ
Collected £468 Bras
The HAPPY Hub
Eastgate Shopping Centre Basildon SS14 1AE
Collected 602 Bras
63 Rowley Rd, Orsett, Grays RM16 3ET
Collected 865 Bras
Hylands Parade, Wood St, Chelmsford CM2 8BW
Collected 153 Bras
11 Heralds Way, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5TQ
Collected 300 Bras
Longfield and Tollesbury Surgeries
Princes Rd, Maldon CM9 5DF
Collected 869 Bras
1 London Rd, Grays RM17 5XZ
Collected 491 Bras
Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1SF
Total collected 298
Total raised £193
8 Roche Close, Rochford SS4 1PX
Adult Community College, Hutton, Brentwood CM13 1BD
Collected 239 bras
Chipping Ongar Library
The Pleasance, High St, Chipping Ongar, Ongar CM5 9AB
The Ironworks - Southend
90 High St, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN
Waitrose and Partners Leigh on Sea
1231/1241 London Road, Leigh on Sea SS9 3JQ
Total collected 91
Total raised £75
Southview Road, Basildon SS16 4ET
Total collected 56
Total raised £50
Maydells, Pitsea, Basildon SS13 3DU
Total collected 91
Total raised £75
Christ Church - Stock
Christ Church, Stock, Ingatestone CM4 9BN
Westerings Primary Academy PTA
Contact The PTA, Sunny Road, Hockley, SS5 4NZ
Total collected 360
Total raised £296
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Lady McAdden Breast Cancer Trust
Registered Charity in England (1062236)
Registered company in England (03334552)
203 Elmsleigh Drive, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 4JH