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Can-Survive UK: The WoMMeN meet Marcella Turner at EMCAM 2017

 There’s some strong women out there who are willing to give their time and energy to help their communities – Marcella Turner is one of them. Here we take a look at the events she organises and have a quick word with the woman herself…. Back in July, Geraldine & Bev went over to sunny[…]

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Does Breast Screening have the communication skills?

Communication – it’s just one word, but it affects every human being in many different ways. In healthcare, we’re taught that as students, and as professionals, we should pride ourselves on communicating well with others. Equally, the breast screening programme communicates with millions of women every year, and most of the time does it well[…]

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WoMMeN – where’s the evidence for using social media?

Here we’re showcasing some of the research and academia by the WoMMeN team that goes on in the background so that we can provide you with a well-informed website – come take a look! You’ve visited the site, you’ve seen the team, you’ve looked at all the wonderful stuff we’ve collected along the way –[…]

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Getting a recall after a mammogram

One of our mammographers, Charlotte, takes you through what happens after getting a recall from a mammogram. You’ve had your screening mammogram and it’s all done and dusted… then the results letter arrives, the one that doesn’t look the same as the others before or it’s a different colour than your friends got – your[…]

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Patient Assisted Compression in Mammography – What’s that?

We all know that when talking about the mammogram experience, at some point in the conversation someone will mention the pain and the squash. And rightly so, it’s part of the examination that causes much angst: how much pain will have to be endured due to the compression so that we can get either an[…]

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Searching for more breast cancer screening research?

So, if you’re here you’re looking for answers – and here I am with more pointers to find clinical trials, or research, that is going on around mammograms and breast cancer screening. Mammograms are used across the world as the primary method of imaging the breast, taking a detailed picture of the internal breast anatomy[…]

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Can men be mammographer technicians?

OK, so imagine you have your mammogram appointment, and when you get there, the person taking the mammogram is male not female. What would you do? In the UK, that doesn’t happen, but in some countries it does. Why are we asking you to imagine it then? The Society and College of Radiographers just held the[…]

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Guidelines for screening mammograms with breast implants

Public Health England recently published new guidelines for performing mammography on clients with breast implants, and now they recommend that the Eklund technique, or ‘implant displacement’ is offered to everyone. What do we think about that? And, for those joining us who aren’t trained in the art and science that is mammography, what the heck is it? And why do we need it?  Why do[…]

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NHS Breast Screening standards – revised guidelines explained here

This week the consolidated standards for the NHS Breast Screening Programme were published by Public Health England, and there are a few changes that those working in the service might need to know about. Opportunity to improve your knowledge of the NHS standards If you’re a health professional needing CPD, reviewing these changes and reflecting on how[…]