The NHS Scotland mobile breast screening unit will be in Skye between May and July.
Women between the ages of 50 and 70 who are registered with medical practices in these areas will automatically be invited to attend breast screening on the mobile breast screening unit.
Women who are registered with GP practices in Skye and West Highland will receive their invitations in the coming months.
The mobile screening unit locations are as follows:
• Broadford – at Broadford Medical Practice, High Road, Skye from Tuesday, 8th May 2018 until Tuesday, 22nd May 2018
• Portree – at Jansvans, 5-6 Broom Place, Skye from Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 until Wednesday, 4th July 2018
• Kyle of Lochalsh – at the Community Hall, Kyleachin roundabout, Skye from Thursday, 5th July 2018 until Friday, 20th July 2018
The mobile screening unit is equipped with state-of-the-art breast x-ray (mammography) equipment and staffed by an experienced all-female team. Further dates and locations for West Highland will be released later in the year.
NHS Highland is encouraging 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.
The “Behind the Breast Screens” video is available to view at: http://getcheckedearly.org/breast-cancer.