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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Like Mother, Like Daughter….#showucare

Today, I’m describing what happened when my mum got her first invitation to breast screening, and how my natural bossy nature took over – only because I care – but was I right? Like Mother, Like Daughter…. I wouldn’t want to be like anyone else, as the saying goes. Whenever I catch myself being contrary,[…]

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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[…]

NHS Breast Screening leaflet

Too much information? The case against talking about Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.

Our mammographer colleague Geraldine has a few things to say about the National Breast Screening Information leaflet. Is the leaflet for or against breast screening? Is it helping you decide, or, as Geraldine fears – putting you off by talking about ductal carcinoma in situ? Am I being controversial? This might be a slightly controversial[…]

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?[…]

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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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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