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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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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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Chat and experience of breast X-ray, breast screening mammogram

Hello My Name Is…  WoMMen Forum Chat Here we introduce the story of an online WoMMeN Forum Chat that we held on Sept 7th, 2016. The theme of the chat was our experience within breast screening of the Hello My Name is… campaign. We have 7 themes, all grouped together, the comments from the eight[…]

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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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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[…]