Mobile Breast Screening Service - Laurencekirk

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The North East Scotland Mobile Breast Screening Service will commence screening in Laurencekirk from January 15, 2016 for approximately 6 weeks.

Residents in the Mearns are being urged to take advantage of invitations to the screening or phone the screening centre and book an appointment.

The Mobile Unit will be sited in the car park of the Laurencekirk Medical Group, Blackmuir Avenue, Laurencekirk.

Women aged 50-70 years of age who are registered with a General Practitioner at the Auchenblae and Laurencekirk medical practices will receive an invitation to attend shortly.

Women aged 71 years and over are not sent an invitation, however, they are encouraged to make their own appointment by contacting the Screening Centre (01224 550570).

Mrs Elspeth Hay, Manager for the Breast Screening Service said: “The aim of the programme is to detect breast changes at an early stage when treatment has the best chance of being successful.

“We hope that women invited for the first time will take advantage of their invitation for mammography and for women who have been screened previously, it is important to attend to ensure that there have been no changes over the past three years.

“The risk of developing breast cancer increases as you get older, so if any woman missed or failed to attend their previous invitation, it is still important to come along for screening this time.”