When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, the ground seems to fall out from under your feet. The shock and change to your daily life can be very difficult to cope with, as well as the anxiety, fear and continuous flow of medical information.
In 2005, one year after Eva Schumacher Wulf’s was diagnosed with breast cancer, she decided to launch a magazine dedicated to women with cancer together with the help of Anne-Claire Brühl. After having lived with the illness, she was fully aware of the problems encountered, as well as the need for more information.
In September 2006, the first edition of “Mamma Mia!” was published. In 2008, it was awarded the “Breast Cancer Communication Prize*” by the German Cancer Foundation.
The magazine works on publishing as much information as possible in a way that can be easily understood by everyone. As a result, they aim to bridge the gap between medical professionals and patients, to create a sense of proximity and get rid of any doubts from patients.
The main issues of the magazine go beyond medical questions. The two editors also write articles about well-being, food, travel, sport and stories about people diagnosed with cancer.
Since 2015, another magazine dedicated to cervical cancer is also published every three months. Special Editions around different topics are also printed from time to time, such as individual treatments for breast cancer or breast reconstruction. Furthermore, patients have the possibility to download for free more advice about cervical and colon cancer.
Apart from these printed magazines and the current articles that are directly published on the website, Mamma Mia! offers an app for Smartphone. It allows Doctors and patients to easily connect to improve communication and reduce any worries patients may have.
Since the magazine started, it has been published every three months. For 20€, German-speaking readers can subscribe to the breast cancer magazine for 12 months and 18€ for a one-year subscription to the cervical cancer magazine.
The main objective of Mamma Mia! is to reassure people diagnosed with cancer by talking about useful and interesting subjects that are not addressed in the same way as a Doctor.
The Oncovia Team is happy to present to work of Mamma Mia! as we think that it is something that is important for all cancer patients. 1 woman in 9 suffers from breast cancer before that age of 75, so even more reason to focus on this vital subject!