Wednesday Dec 06, 2023

006: Bipolar Disorder and Cancer Screening

Bowel Research UK's Patient and Public Involvement Manager, Sam Alexandra Rose, is joined by Emma Tuschick and Karen Manton. Emma Tuschick is a doctoral candidate and research associate at Teesside University, while Karen Manton is an expert in bipolar disorder based on personal experience. They are part of a research team investigating the experiences, thoughts, and emotions of individuals with severe mental illness and learning disabilities regarding bowel, cervical, and breast cancer screening. They discuss the barriers and facilitators encountered by people with learning disabilities and mental illness in accessing cancer screening. Additionally, they present some promising research findings that could lead to significant changes and improvements in the medical field.

PErson Centred Cancer Screening Study website: Home - PECCS (

PErson Centred Cancer Screening Study Twitter: @PeccsStudy

Information about cervical smear home testing kits Sam mentions in this episode.

Read the transcript for this episode.

Find out more about Bowel Research UK.

Music is “Summer Guitar” by Amaksi from Pixabay.

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