A new mobile breast screening service has been launched to help women who may be susceptible to breast cancer.
The North East Scotland Mobile Breast Screening Service will begin today for approximately 10 weeks at Kincardine Community Hospital in Stonehaven.
Elspeth Hay, manager for the service, said: “The aim 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, take advantage of their invitation for mammography and, for those who have been screened previously, it is important to attend to ensure 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.”
Women aged 50 to 70, who are registered with a GP at the Inverbervie and Stonehaven GP practices, will receive an invitation to attend.
Women above that age will not receive an invitation, but they are encouraged to make their own appointment by contacting the Screening Centre on 01224 550570.