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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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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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Real life experience

Thank you to Liz Morton, one of our WoMMeN research participants, for sharing candidly her experiences of screening. I have always been aware of the importance to check my breasts regularly for lumps, puckered skin, discharges etc. Perhaps because being and staying healthy was an important facet to my life. In January 2010 I received[…]