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2017 Archive

12 July 2017

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North East Scotland Mobile Breast Screening Unit Aberlour 2017 


The North East Scotland Mobile Breast Screening Service will commence screening in Aberlour on Thursday 20th July until approximately Friday 11th August. The Mobile Unit will be sited in the car park opposite Aberlour Health Centre, Queens Road, Aberlour, AB38 9PR.
 
Women aged 50-70 years of age who are registered with a General Practitioner at Aberlour Health Centre and Glenlivet Medical Practice will receive an invitation to attend.  The letters are sent out 3 weeks before their appointment date.  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."