Jean Phillips

“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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Patient Assisted Compression in Mammography – What’s that?

We all know that when talking about the mammogram experience, at some point in the conversation someone will mention the pain and the squash. And rightly so, it’s part of the examination that causes much angst: how much pain will have to be endured due to the compression so that we can get either an[…]

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Searching for more breast cancer screening research?

So, if you’re here you’re looking for answers – and here I am with more pointers to find clinical trials, or research, that is going on around mammograms and breast cancer screening. Mammograms are used across the world as the primary method of imaging the breast, taking a detailed picture of the internal breast anatomy[…]

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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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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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Finding breast screening research just got easier with WoMMeN

OK, so the WoMMeN team like to keep abreast of the situation, as it were, and we like to keep up-to-date with new developments in breast screening techniques, research and ideas. But how easy is it to find all this on the Internet? Well, we’ve just tried to make it a little easier for you[…]

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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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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[…]