Calling all female engineers. PLEASE redesign a more female friendly Mammogram machine. I had a routine Mammogram yesterday. Honestly, I do wonder why they haven’t yet invented a slightly more comfortable machine than simply shoving each breast into a press. Maybe with a cup shape attached so that it fits around the breast more comfortably? It’s painful for women to have their breasts squished between two plates and then viced into place whilst a photo is taken FOUR times from different angles. Even more painful when you’ve got small boobs like me – you then have to be heaved in from the back in order to get enough breast into the plates before the vice is attached. It is positively prehistoric.

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Even more depressingly, the woman who did it for me told me it may be less painful than the one I had five years ago because as we get older our breast are more full of fatty tissue rather than glandular tissue so they are more moldable (aka floppy)….

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