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Breast screening service comes to Lossiemouth

By Chris Saunderson

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MOBILE breast screening is coming to Lossiemouth.

The mobile unit.
The mobile unit.

The North East Scotland Mobile Breast Screening Service will start in the town on Wednesday, June 2 for up around eight weeks.

The mobile unit will be sited in the car park of Moray Coast Medical Centre, Muirton Road.

Women aged 50-70 years of age who are registered with a GP at Moray Coast Medical Centre and Station Health Centre, RAF Lossiemouth will receive an invitation to attend.

The letters are sent out four weeks before their appointment date.

Mrs Sarah Philip, 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.”

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