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Your breast screening questions answered by Clinical Nurse Specialist Anne Brewer.
Our expert - Clinincal nurse specialist Anne Brewer
Anne Brewer works as a clinical nurse specialist in the breast screening assessment clinic at St Bartholomew Hospital, London. Her role is to meet women who attend this clinic to help them understand why they have been recalled to the clinic for further investigations and prepare them for the forthcoming tests, and to educate, inform and support women throughout the assessment pathway, providing verbal and written information.
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So far my aunt has had lumpectomy and due to early diagnosis and intervention they did not have to perform mastectomy. My aunt was then to follow a 6 week course of radiotherapy starting 10th of jan 2014 but since discovering my aunt suffers from one of the less aggressive connective tissue diseases: lupus. There are four overall and my aunt has Discoid Lupus Erythematous which is affected by sunlight and swelling of joints at times. She is 67 years old and now they are concerned that due to...
I was sent for ultrasound scans on my breast because my GP said I had pronounced glands. During the scan, I was told everything seemed okay, but I was offered to have a mammogram if I wanted to be 100% sure. My relative with me at the time strongly advised me against this and said it may do me more harm than good. Is this true and are there any risks involved in having a mammogram unnecessarily, under the age of 40?
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