Breast screening unit in town

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A mobile unit that provides a free breast screening service to women aged 50 years and over has come to Skegness.

The facility, run by the Lincolnshire Breast Screening Service will be situated at Skegness Hospital until about March.

Women aged between 50 and 70 will be automatically invited for screening.

Women aged 71 years and over who would like to be screened are welcome to ring the administration office to make an appointment at their convenience on 01522 573999.

Screening office manager Alysa Page from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Early detection of breast cancer is crucial in improving a woman’s prognosis, so we strongly encourage women to attend a breast screening session.”