a post to make someone smile

Evidence that mammograms were invented by a man.
imageHave you ever seen one of these?


About mawil1

Hi my name is julie and I took up running at the age of 46! Hence 'mawil' Middle Aged Woman In Lycra. I did it at first because someone asked me to do a charity run with them. I couldn't run at all, but pride wouldn't let me be seen to be unable to run so I started a walk run programme. I stuck with it and to my surprise I found that I liked it- after a couple of weeks of progress I was hooked! My blog is about my progress in running and how I fit it in with the rest of my life.
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10 Responses to a post to make someone smile

  1. oscardiamond says:

    Surely no-one would be so cruel……

  2. CeeJayKay says:

    You know why i love this… when i got home, visibly upset, hubby smiled at me and said “Babes… SURELY it could not have been THAT bad?” I nearly hit him!
    With the most venom i could muster i said “lets put Todg and the family jewels in a F***** vice and let someone else decide just HOW MUCH to turn on the pressure!!!!” and stromed off…. He came and apologised later 🙂
    But yah, the majority have NO clue!

    • mawil1 says:

      There is a new technique which doesn’t involve the clamping called CT tomography. (Don’t get it mixed up with thermography which is run by charlatans).
      For tomography you lie on a gurney and your breasts drop into the gap provided. It is x Rays, just like a CT body scanner but just of the breasts and it creates a 3d image. It is quick ( unlike MRI) so suitable for high volume work like breast screening. And painless! I think some work is being done to reduce the x Ray dose However replacing all the mammogram machines in the country with this would be expensive,

  3. So... says:

    🙂 ouch that just looks so painful!

  4. oscardiamond says:

    Is tomography generally available through the NHS?

    • mawil1 says:

      No I don’t think so. It’s quite a new development and unlikely to replace mammograms until there have been big enough clinical trials to prove that it is as good as mammography. Then there will have to be nice approval and changing the standards and protocols for the breast screening programme.

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