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!
October marks international breast cancer awareness month. This year, an alliance of Australian breast cancer researchers launched INFORMD to raise awareness about the importance of breast density in the prevention and diagnosis of breast cancer.
Associate Professor Wendy Ingman speaks about the launch of the INFORMD campaign and how breast density matters.
Following a mammogram, Pip Brennen from Western Australia, learned she had dense breasts. Like many women, she did not know what this meant. Currently, Western Australia is the only state which requires reporting on breast density.
9 News spoke to Pip and INFORMD founder Professor Jennifer Stone from the University of Western Australia about the importance of women being informed about their breast density.
In other news, INFORMD founder Professor John Hopper from the University of Melbourne was interviewed by 7 News. His research team has developed a new way to interpret mammograms to predict which women have a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the future.
Melbourne scientists breakthrough to predict which women will develop breast cancer