Scottish Breast Screening Programme
The Scottish Breast Screening Programme (SBSP) is divided into 6 areas, North East, North, South West, West, East and South East. The 6 screening centres are based in Aberdeen, Inverness, Irvine, Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh. Each centre has a static base and provides the screening service to the outlying areas by mobile units.
Breast cancer is more common in women aged over 50 and the SBSP invites women aged between 50 and 70 years old for screening every three years. Women aged 71 and over are encouraged to attend through self referral to their local screening centres. During 2009/10 (statistics one year in arrears) the SBSP invited 218,250 women, screened 162,959 (including those who self referred) and detected 1,388 cancers (invasive and non invasive), these women were referred on for treatment.
Information updated on 28 March 2012.