One show at this year's Adelaide Fringe Festival explores the true stories of four strong women touched by breast cancer. Science Reporter CLARE PEDDIE talks to the show's creator, with a prominent Adelaide breast cancer researcher, Associate Professor Wendy Ingman, about what we can learn from them. Published in the Advertiser 25/2/2019
There isn't anything funny about breast cancer, but one Australian survivor is using comedy to spread an important lifesaving message.
Channel 10 news caught a glimpse of Lana Schwarcz at the Adelaide Fringe and her show "Lovely Lady Lumps". The message? Early detection saves lives, go and get a mammogram!
Lana is now helping INFORMD raise awareness of breast density as part of her show, thanks Lana!
By the INFORMD alliance
Women with higher breast density for their age are more likely to develop breast cancer. Higher breast density also makes it harder for doctors to detect breast cancer on a mammogram. Currently, Australian women are not routinely tested for and told about their level of breast density when they undergo a mammogram.
The INFORMD alliance are concerned that women in the community are unaware of the importance of high breast density. This October, to coincide with international breast cancer awareness month, they have launched their campaign to inform and empower women.
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