“Equal Access, Equal Care: Promoting Disability Access to Mammograms”

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Despite the constant advancements in medicine and technology, disabled individuals often struggle to gain equal access and ease of use. One prime example of this is mammograms, which can be incredibly challenging for wheelchair users due to the equipment and rooms being inaccessible. The lack of space and difficulty in maintaining the required position for the procedure can make it nearly impossible for disabled individuals to receive proper care.

If you’re concerned about cancer, it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. These include a lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest, or armpit, changes to the skin such as puckering or dimpling, a change in the colour of the breast, rash or crusting around the nipple, and unusual discharge from either breast. Changes in the size or shape of the breast and pain in the breast or armpit that’s present all or almost all the time are also potential symptoms.


While breast cancer is more common in women, men can also develop it. The most common symptom of breast cancer in men is a lump in the chest area. If you notice any changes in your breasts, it’s essential to see your GP. While most changes are not cancerous, early detection is crucial for successful treatment.

In conclusion, it’s vital to ensure that medical facilities are accessible to all individuals, regardless of their physical abilities. By being aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and seeking medical attention promptly, we can increase the chances of successful treatment and recovery.


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