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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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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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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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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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Look after me before others!

Many of us are naturally inclined to check that our poorly family members are all ok. Making appointments for them and arranging visits. Do you give yourself the same compassion?  I think not, many of us don’t. I am working part time and I have to arrange all my appointments on my days off..whatever they[…]

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Embarrassed?: becoming comfortable with examining our breasts

Julie Stein Hodgins who is a Baby Feeding Specialist, Breast Screening Mammographer and member of the WOMMeN project considers how mixed cultural messages are responsible for such diversity around our conceptualisation of the breast, and how this influences breast awareness and self-examination. Breast Screening & Social Media don’t mix? Women have mixed views about breast[…]