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Women in Badenoch urged to get checked at breast screening unit

By Gavin Musgrove

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The NHS Scotland mobile breast screening unit will be based in Badenoch from next week.

Women between the ages of 50 and 70 who are registered with Kingussie Medical Practice and Laggan Medical Practice will be invited to attend breast screening on the mobile breast screening unit.

The unit will be located in the Newtonmore Grill car park from Monday (October 7) until October 31.

The breast-screening unit will be arriving in Badenoch next Monday.
The breast-screening unit will be arriving in Badenoch next Monday.

A NHS Highland spokeswoman said: "The mobile screening unit is equipped with state of the art breast x-ray equipment and staffed by an experienced all-female team.

"We would like to encourage all women who are invited to breast screening to consider taking up the opportunity.

"The combination of being 'breast aware' and knowing what is normal for you, reporting any changes to your GP as soon as possible and attending regular breast screening appointments is the best way of finding breast cancer at an early stage and increasing your chances of surviving it."

For more information about breast screening visit: https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/screening/breast/breast-screening .

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