HEALTH BYTES: The Importance of Medical Touch

It can show gentleness and compassion or carelessness and incompetence.

It started, as it does for thousands of women every year, with a routine mammogram, and its routine process of having my breasts — like a lump of dough — manipulated by another woman’s hands and placed, albeit gently, into tight compression.

It’s never comfortable, but you get used to it because you have to.

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