DIY mammograms turn out to be less painful

Women compressed their own breasts a little bit more than radiologists did, say researchers
Reuters Health

There are many reasons women dislike mammograms, chief among them the awkward and often painful process of having their breasts squashed by a technician into a machine that flattens them for the images.

But a trial in France suggests that breast cancer screening might be just as effective and less unpleasant when women can control the compression device themselves.