Published: 03/05/2014 15:00 - Updated: 02/05/2014 11:35

Breast screening for Speyside women

BREAST screening for women in Aberlour and surrounding communities will take place throughout May.

The aim of the programme is to detect breast changes at early stage.
The aim of the programme is to detect breast changes at early stage.

The North-east Scotland breast screening programme returns to the village on Wednesday, with the unit sited in the car park opposite the health centre in Queens Road until the middle of June.

Women between the ages of 50 and 70 registered with the Rothes Medical Centre, Aberlour Health Centre and Glenlivet Medical Practice will be invited to attend over the coming weeks.

Older women are not sent an invitation, but are encouraged to make their own appointment by contacting the screening centre on 01224 550570.

Breast service manager Elspeth Hay 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 will continue to take advantage of their invitation for mammography, as it is important to ensure that there have been no changes in breast tissue since their last appointment.

“The risk of getting breast cancer increases as you get older so, even if a previous appointment has been missed, it is still important to come along for screening this time.”

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