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28 March 2017

NHSG/24/17

North East Scotland Mobile Breast Screening Unit Ellon

The North East Scotland Mobile Breast Screening Service will commence screening in Ellon on Wednesday 5th April 2017 until approximately the end of June 2017.   The Mobile Units will be sited in the Tesco car park, Castle Road, Ellon, AB41 9RY and we are very grateful to Tesco for accommodating our screening units, thus offering convenient access for ladies of the local community wishing to attend for breast screening.
 
Women aged 50-70 years of age who are registered with a General Practitioner at either the Haddo Medical Group or Ellon Group 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."