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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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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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Guidelines for screening mammograms with breast implants

Public Health England recently published new guidelines for performing mammography on clients with breast implants, and now they recommend that the Eklund technique, or ‘implant displacement’ is offered to everyone. What do we think about that? And, for those joining us who aren’t trained in the art and science that is mammography, what the heck is it? And why do we need it?  Why do[…]

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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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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[…]

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Your mammogram examination explained

So you’ve been invited for your first mammogram examination Does the appointment for your mammogram examination clash with something? Don’t let that put you off attending! There should be either a telephone or email contact to allow you to change the appointment. Some women receive their invites at the wrong time for them, for example[…]