8 episodes

Battling breast cancer in Victoria through free, friendly, and accessible breast screening.

The Screen BreastScreen Victoria

    • Health & Fitness

Battling breast cancer in Victoria through free, friendly, and accessible breast screening.

    The Screen #8 The Beautiful Shawl Project

    The Screen #8 The Beautiful Shawl Project

    BreastScreen Victoria and Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation collaborated with Aboriginal health organisations to bring breast screening to more Aboriginal women. Our mobile screening service visited seven Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. Women who screened received a screening shawl created by a local Aboriginal artist to help them feel culturally safe.

    Produced by Stephanie Van Schilt of Audiocraft.

    • 20 min
    The Screen #7 Screening the Rainbow

    The Screen #7 Screening the Rainbow

    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.

    • 17 min
    The Screen #6 Turning 50

    The Screen #6 Turning 50

    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.

    We are seeing more and more opportunities opening up for women of this age and it’s not uncommon to see people embracing completely new careers. But it can also be a very busy time. Whether it’s providing support and care for children, caring for ageing parents or even starting over in new jobs, there can often be little time to spend on yourself. 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.

    • 20 min
    The Screen #5 Ophelia

    The Screen #5 Ophelia

    Imagine if English was your second language and you were trying to navigate through our health care system. These days we need more than brochures to ensure everyone is getting the right information about their health.

    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.

    Presented by Natalie Pearson
    Audio Engineer: Gavin Nebauer

    • 21 min
    The Screen #4 Reducing Your Risk

    The Screen #4 Reducing Your Risk

    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. You may be surprised to hear how small changes could lower your risk significantly.

    Presented by Natalie Pearson
    Mixed and recorded by Gavin Nebauer at the Horwood Studio at the University of Melbourne.

    • 17 min
    The Screen #3 BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti and Kate Keogh Murray

    The Screen #3 BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti and Kate Keogh Murray

    Fortunately nine out of ten women who come along to the BreastScreen program will be given an all-clear result. But for a small percentage of women, they will hear the words ‘you have breast cancer’.

    In this podcast we talk with Kirsten Pilatti, the CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia as well as Kate Keogh Murray, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2017 through the BreastScreen Victoria program.

    Listen to Kirsten and Kate talk about what it’s like to be diagnosed, find out what support is available and why events like the Field of Women are so important.

    Presented by Natalie Pearson
    Audio engineer: Gavin Nebauer

    • 35 min

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