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Introducing Health Sciences: Breast Screening: Track 1

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Most women share a common fear - breast cancer. From the age of 53, they are invited by their GP to have a mammogram - a procedure that screens the breast for any abnormalities. But many women don't understand what this involves. The 3 video tracks on this album explain why it is important to have a mammogram, hear from women being screened, show the processes involved and demonstrate what happens should an abnormality be found.

This material forms part of The Open University course SDK125 Introducing health sciences: a case study approach.

By: The OpenLearn team (The Open University,)

  • Duration 25 mins
  • Updated Monday 8th March 2010
  • Posted under Health
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Track 1: Introducing Health Sciences: Breast Screening

A short introduction to this album


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Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introducing Health Sciences: Breast Screening    A short introduction to this album Play now Introducing Health Sciences: Breast Screening
2 Having a mammogram    Find out exactly what happens when women have a mammogram. Play now Having a mammogram
3 Follow up clinic    Follow one woman's experience when a mammogram does not give clear results. Play now Follow up clinic
4 Analysing Mammograms    Step inside the pathology lab, where breast cells are being screened for cancer. Play now Analysing Mammograms

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