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10 mammogram questions for wheelchair users

Mammograms for physically disabled women Planning To make an accurate diagnosis, the mammogram has to be of a high quality.  This requires a complex set of skills and a good partnership between the radiographer and woman. These requirements are often enhanced when imaging physically disabled women. Remember you will be expected to: Undress your top[…]

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My breast screening mammogram

I’ve had my mammogram today I make it a rule not to drink and use social media. I’ve just broken that rule. This is because I’ve had my mammogram today. No, it’s not the mammogram itself that has driven me to breaking my golden rule but the extra stress I’ve put myself under in attempting[…]

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Prepare for a Mammogram: wherever you are

Our guest blog comes from Stafano Pacifici who is the coordinator Radiographer/Mammographer at the Ecotomografia medica Srl in Rome. Like the WoMMeN team, Stafano is concerned with understanding and improving the patient experience of mammography. We asked him to share his observations. It’s interesting to note that women experience mammography the same way across the[…]

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WoMMeN breast screening information: just what you want!

57 wonderful people completed our WoMMeN breast screening information survey Over the last two months the WoMMeN breast screening information hub has hosted a feasibility survey to see whether our visitors like the hub. We were very happy with the results and thought you might like to know what you told us! Who were you?[…]

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Breast density: real life patient experience

Our last blog, written by mammographer Cathy Hill, explained what breast density means and why dense breasts can be a problem on mammography. This triggered WoMMeN hub reader, Pat Copestake to send us her real life story. Regular mammograms normal I was attending the Breast Screening Programme at my local screening centre from 2004 when[…]

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Your mammogram examination explained

So you’ve been invited for your first mammogram examination Does the appointment for your mammogram examination clash with something? Don’t let that put you off attending! There should be either a telephone or email contact to allow you to change the appointment. Some women receive their invites at the wrong time for them, for example[…]

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Under Breast Soreness? No, Intertrigo!

Under Breast Soreness or Intertrigo This guest blog has been written by Marilyn O’Connell, Mammography Assistant Practitioner from King’s Lynn I joined the King’s Lynn Breast Screening Unit in 2009, as an Assistant Practitioner. I started my training in Mammography and very quickly discovered the difficulty in mammogramming women who were experiencing Under Breast Soreness (medical[…]

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Patient’s perspective in WoMMeN

Essential: The Patient’s Perspective We’ve found that the most rewarding aspects of working on the WoMMeN project is learning about mammography from a patient’s perspective. We’ve done this through chats on a closed Facebook Design Group but also by having patients form part of the project group. There’s a great blog from Liz Morton who’s[…]