Ellon women encouraged to attend breast screening

Ellon Tesco car park
Ellon Tesco car park

Ellon women are being encouraged to get their breasts checked as The North East Scotland breast screening programme returns to the town.

Ellon’s Tesco car park will be home to two mobile units from now until the end of April.

Women are urged to attend because a mammography can pick up any changes over the last three years.

Women aged between 50 and 70 who are registered with the Haddo and Ellon medical practices will be invited to attend.

Women older than this will not receive an invitation, but are encouraged to make their own appointment to get checked out by calling the screening centre on 01224 550570.

Those who work in Aberdeen can visit the centre based at Foresterhill using the same number.

Breast Screening Service manager, Elspeth Hay, said that the risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. She 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 over the past three years.

“The risk of getting 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.”