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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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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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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[…]

Hello my name is…: compassionate care in mammography

“I stand by my opinion that NHS staff would do well to experience the ‘other side’ as a patient to improve compassion #medradjclub“ That was me, taking part in a tweetchat with other like-minded radiographers on Twitter in May this year. What was I banging on about? Well, we were sharing ideas about compassionate care,[…]

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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[…]

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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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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[…]