The Great Yarmouth and Waveney NHS Breast Screening Service’s mobile screening van will be in Beccles next month.
The van, which travels to towns across the Yarmouth and Waveney area during the course of each year, will be based at Roy’s store in Beccles from Thursday, 9 March.
It will be based at the supermarket for two months before moving to Lowestoft.
Women aged between 50 and 70 receive an invitation through the post for a screening session every three years. Those receiving an invitation for a screening can change their appointment time if they are unable attend – or can book an appointment at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston, if it is more convenient.
However, women who are over 70 years and have not been screened in the last three years are encouraged to book an appointment as one in three women who get breast cancer are aged 70 or more.
Between screening appointments, women are encouraged to be breast aware, to know what is normal for them – and to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer by maintaining a healthy weight, cutting down on alcohol, keeping fit and staying active.
For more information, visit www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen, www.nhs.uk/be-clear-on-cancer/breast-cancer/home and www.breastcancercare.org.uk
Dates and locations for the van’s visits to Lowestoft will be released in due course.
*To book or change an appointment, please contact Breast Imaging Appointments and Queries on 01493 452885.