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Awareness Week 2022

This year we are highlighting how pregnant and post-natal bodies can mask the
symptoms of cancer; encouraging mums, families and healthcare professionals to
be aware, share concerns, and thoroughly explore symptoms in pursuit of early and accurate diagnosis.

 
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MONDAY 13th JUNE
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Body awareness is key when it comes to spotting cancer symptoms, but if you are pregnant or post-natal it can be difficult to know what changes are normal and what may be cause for concern.

 

Today we'll consider which cancer symptoms are most likely to be mistaken for pregnancy/birth related changes, and hear from Star Mum Jenny about how easy it is to ignore them, even when you are a health professional yourself!

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TUESDAY 14th JUNE
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With some cancers, early detection can increase treatment options and improve chances of recovery. So, if something doesn’t look, feel, or function right during your pregnancy or post-partum, tell someone immediately.

 

Today we'll share more about the importance of early detection and how to improve chances of achieving it, and we’ll hear from Jenny again about how early detection had a positive impact on her cancer treatment.

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WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE
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Many mums experience a delay in their diagnosis because they do not fit the usual profile of a cancer patient and can be considered too young, too healthy, or low risk. Any potential cancer symptoms should be thoroughly explored regardless of either pregnancy or the demographic of the person involved. 

Today we'll hear from Clinical Matron Rhea, encouraging us to explore symptoms, trust our instincts and persevere in achieving a clear, clinical diagnosis. 

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THURSDAY 16th JUNE
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Could it be cancer? It's a scary question that could save a life. Symptoms can be spotted and reported by anyone: mum, a partner, a midwife, a GP, a sonographer. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring symptoms are reported and then persisting in a thorough exploration of all possibilities.

Today we'll hear from Jenny again, this time in her role as a GP, encouraging other healthcare professionals to know and utilize all options available when pursuing diagnosis. We also want everyone to get comfortable with asking: could it be cancer?

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FRIDAY 17th JUNE
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Mummy's Star wants to increase the early detection and thorough exploration of cancer symptoms in or around pregnancy, to ensure the best possible care and treatment for those mums and families who are affected. To achieve this, we raise awareness and aim to improve the knowledge of all healthcare professionals on this unlikely but devastating experience.  

Today we'll share more about our bespoke Cancer and Pregnancy training programme and the work we do to increase understanding and awareness. 

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Other videos

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Real Life Stories & Articles

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Interviews and Podcasts

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Star Mum Jenny is interviewed on the Breakfast Show about her cancer + pregnancy experience.

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Available till 12/6/22

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Star Mum Hannah is interviewed by Kaye Adams about her cancer + pregnancy experience.

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Available till 15/6/22

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Episode 38 with Star Mum Sarah on her C+P experience

Episode 48 with our CEO  Pete about his experience and founding Mummy's Star

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Pete joins Victoria Derbyshire, Star Mum Jenny and Victoria Ekanoye to discuss experiences of cancer and pregnancy