Published: 27/05/2014 11:28 - Updated: 27/05/2014 11:37

Breast screening in Moray

WOMEN have been urged to take advantage of a mobile breast screening unit which will be in Moray until the end of June.

The North-east Scotland breast screening programme is based in the car park of the Moray Coast Medical Centre in Muirton Road, Lossiemouth.

Women between the ages of 50 and 70 registered with the Moray Coast practice are 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.

The risk of developing breast cancer increases with age, said Breast Service manager Elspeth Hay.

She added: “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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