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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...


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...


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...


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...


The Screen #2 BreastScreen Ambassador Kerri Welsh

In this episode BreastScreen Victoria Ambassador Kerri Welsh talks to us about the day she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), the support from friends and family and the her advice for other women around screening. Presented by Natalie Pearson Audio engineer: Gavin Nebauer


The Screen #1 Interview with Vicki Pridmore

Join us for our first podcast as we talk to BreastScreen Victoria CEO Vicki Pridmore. Listen as she talks about the early stages of the BreastScreen Victoria program and why we encourage women aged 50 - 74 to screen with us. Presented by Natalie Pearson Audio engineer: Gavin Nebauer