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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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“The Mammographer was brilliant”

It’s great to get patient stories and here’s one to encourage those of you who are anxious about going for your breast screen. Thanks to Jean Phillips for sharing this with us and telling us how kind the mammographer was. I’ve recently been for a Mammogram at Nye Bevan House, Rochdale. It was a routine[…]

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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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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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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[…]

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What to expect to see at your mammogram appointment – a tour of the machine!

Today Julie talks you through the mammogram experience, showing you the machine and how the compression is controlled – and by whom. Follow the link to the video, and all will be revealed – we can promise that all mammogram machines will look and act in the same way, but we can’t promise a lovely[…]

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Going for a regular mammogram – can I ask you about….?

Our favourite blogger Leslie wrote a very open and candid view of her mammogram experience in ‘My Breast Screening Mammogram’ and here Claire answers some more of your questions about the whole experience, and shares a little about her own mammogram appointment. Do we all feel the same? For those of you who read Leslie’s post[…]

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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[…]