“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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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[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

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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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[…]

Breast cancer: excuse me, are you aware?

This beautiful and moving blog was written by Bev Scragg, mammographer My mum Let me tell you about my mum: beautiful, but with no real awareness of how beautiful; big, blue eyes, generous, pouty lips and whippet-thin limbs; ditzy and giggly, with a predilection for drama; always, always reading whilst trying to find every conspiracy[…]

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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