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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[…]

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Digital healthcare and social media

Wow – Facebook recently reported that they have 1.5 billon visitors per month. Twitter (who don’t ever like to brag) have around 12.5 million UK users, and LinkedIn currently report 19 million UK visitors. One sector that has been radically disrupted by all this social media use is healthcare – often it’s the first place[…]

2 very useful reasons to visit WoMMeN

The generosity of breast screening and cancer groups Being part of the WoMMeN project is rewarding as it brings us into contact with some amazing people, all passionate about the same cause. That passion often results in people giving freely of their time and effort to make life better for others. Breast screening and breast[…]

Social media and breast screening: really?

Bev Scragg, mammographer at East Lancs, reflects on the findings into an audit into Trust social media policies and found some surprising things! Facetube? Chatsnap? InstantGran? So, you’re a mammographer working in the NHS and you’ve heard about this entity ‘Social Media’.  The kids are all ‘doing’ social media, whatever that is – is it[…]

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Breast screening: joining the dots

Last week I attended the brilliant Symposium Mammographicum. It was my first attendance and I wasn’t disappointed. It somehow managed to appeal to the wide ranging audience of practitioners from all four tiers, researchers, and radiologists. The speakers came from all these groups. The poster section was superb and to top it all, I was[…]

Mammography: how should we talk about breast screening?

The breast: sensitive topic? Here’s an interesting blog about mammography. It takes an informal approach in the way it talks about breast screening; where words such as ‘boobs’, ‘cans’ and ‘puppies’ are used to describe breasts. The WoMMeN project team have spent a couple of years exploring women’s perceptions of the breast and breast screening.[…]

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6 important facts about breast cancer for Asian women

This afternoon I attended the Asian Breast Cancer support group at the Nightingale Centre and Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention unit in Manchester. This group was set up by Prof Anil Jain and meets on a regular basis to support Asian women with breast cancer. I learned some really interesting things: Breast cancer is less prevalent[…]

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Real life experience

Thank you to Liz Morton, one of our WoMMeN research participants, for sharing candidly her experiences of screening. I have always been aware of the importance to check my breasts regularly for lumps, puckered skin, discharges etc. Perhaps because being and staying healthy was an important facet to my life. In January 2010 I received[…]

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