Word of Mouth mammogram e-Network
We are the breast screening community; women from all walks of life with an interest in breast screening. This includes women from the screening population, mammography staff, university and lecturers and researchers. Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer have also provided essential information for the hub design. Many of these women have been diagnosed through their screening mammogram and therefore have insider knowledge about what information is needed at various stages of the process.
Over the period of about 10 months around 90 women from this community have been working in a closed Faceboook group to discuss and agree the topics that need to be included on this hub as well as the features you might find useful. Importantly, we agreed that providing a space to talk to each other would be essential, as well as having health practitioners join in the discussions. This site is therefore not just a collection of bits and pieces but a well-researched collection of all the things women attending for mammography have said are essential.
It is not our intention to pressurise women into attending for breast screening but to provide discussion of the most relevant and up-to-date evidence that will then allow women to make choices for themselves. The community we have created therefore intends to support women in making these choices by providing the opportunity to ask questions, debate current topics and importantly seek support from other women having gone through the same experiences.